|April 11, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Toledo, OH – For the second straight game the Kalamazoo Wings needed more than 60 minutes to earn a victory. Matt Firman (8th) put in a second chance effort 1:12 into overtime to guide the K-Wings past the Toledo Walleye and place Kalamazoo within a single point of the North Division title.
Applying plenty of pressure in the Walleye zone, Ryan Del Monte (8th) scored on a rebound 14:25 into the period to give the K-Wings the lead.
Splitting the K-Wings defense while on the power-play, Maxime Shalunov (16th) tied the game at 1-1 13:32 into the second period.
Responding three minutes later, just following a power-play of own, Chris Lawrence (16th) redirected an Elgin Reid slap shot to put Kalamazoo back in front.
Earning the lone goal in the third period, Kyle Rogers forced overtime with his 14th goal of the season with 4:44 remaining in regulation.
Setting up Firman for the extra session heroics was Del Monte, who tipped a Walleye pass at the K-Wings blue line to create an odd-man rush.
The K-Wings will return home to Wings Stadium to close out the regular season tomorrow, Saturday, April 12th with a 7:30 p.m. face-off versus the Evansville IceMen on Fan Appreciation Night, featuring the post-game player’s award ceremony.
Tickets for tomorrow’s regular season finale and home playoff games are currently on sale at the Wings Stadium Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster locations, including www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Ticket office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Individual regular season ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. Fans can save money by purchasing K-Wings single-game tickets in advance. Tickets purchased on the day of a game increase by $2 (adults only).
K-Wings Pepsi playoff tickets are also available. Thanks to Pepsi, the first 2,500 fans that purchase tickets specifically for game one of round one will enjoy a special $4 ticket price. These special $4 tickets for game one are part of the team's 2013-14 season long 40th Anniversary celebration and reflect ticket prices from the K-Wings Inaugural 1974-75 season.
Regular pricing for all other K-Wings Pepsi Playoff games are $17 and $20 for adults and only $8 for children 12 and under. Also, courtesy of Pepsi, the team is offering special $10 tickets for groups of 15 or more throughout the playoffs.
Group ticket packages for the regular season or playoffs may be ordered through the K-Wings Sales office by calling (269) 743-6011.
For more information about tonight’s game, please contact Mike Modugno, director of public relations and broadcaster at (269) 226-0384.