|January 31, 2014 - Mike Modugno
Director of Public Relations and Broadcaster
Wheeling, WV – For the fourth straight time, a game between the Kalamazoo Wings and Wheeling Nailers had to be decided in a shootout. The Nailers fought back against a K-Wings third period comeback to hang on to a 3-2 victory.
Getting on the scoreboard right away, David Pacan gave the K-Wings the lead scoring his sixth goal of the season with a wrist shot 1:27 into the contest.
For the Nailers, the third time was certainly the charm on the power-play. Finding room in the high slot Max MacKay (10th) evened the game at 1-1 scoring on the team’s third power-play opportunity 11:52 into the first period.
Despite being outshot 17-4 in the second period Wheeling’s lone power-play in the period propelled them into the lead. Securing a rebound to the side of the net, Colin Mulvey (4th) knocked in the loose puck 16:20 into the period.
Extending his point to four games and in the process forcing overtime, Chris Lawrence finished off an odd-man rush with 1:40 left in regulation with his fifth goal of the season.
In the shootout, Jack MacLellan earned the lone goal to earn the victory for Wheeling.
Nailer goaltender Peter Mannino made 35 saves between regulation and overtime and then denied all five shooters in the extra session to earn the victory.
The loss extended the K-Wings road winless streak to five games.
Kalamazoo will conclude their three-game road swing tomorrow, Saturday, February 1st with a 8p.m. encounter at the WesBanco Arena against the Wheeling Nailers.
The K-Wings will return to Wings Stadium on Wednesday, February 5th with a 7p.m. face-off versus the Elmira Jackals during a 5:01 Wednesday. February 5th will also be a Winning Wednesday presented by WNWN.
Tickets for all K-Wings home 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 ticket prices for home games are $13 and $17.50 for adults and only $7 for kids ages 12 and under. The price for all K-Wings premium night games (all colored ice games and the New Year’s Eve game) are just $1 more. 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).
Fans that plan on attending multiple games can avoid service fees plus enjoy a discount from the single-game price by purchasing a 12, 24 or 36-game flexi-plan. These plans, along with rivalry packs and group ticket packages 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.