The Toledo Walleye have made the journey to Indianapolis to play the Indy Fuel this evening (7:05 PM EDT start). Before the Walleye’s team bus left the Huntington Center, the Walleye’s players and coach spoke with the Toledo Blade’s Mark Monroe regarding the state of their first-round series:
Toledo and Indy have played 11 times this season and seven of the games have been decided by just one goal. The Walleye edged the Fuel 4-3 once again on Sunday to go up by two games in the best-of-7 series. Faceoff for Game 3 is set for 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday in Indianapolis.
Walleye coach Dan Watson said he expects the Fuel to double down on their effort, while his team looks to drive a nail in the coffin.
“It’s going to ramp up because now you have a team that is down 0-2 and they will be desperate and be hungry to win on their home ice. And we’re up 2-0 and we want to make sure we go in there and put pressure on them and take that 3-0 series lead,” Watson said shortly before the team boarded the bus bound for Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon.
Toledo improved to 10-1-0 this season against the Fuel, and the Walleye went 6-0-0 this season at Indiana Farmers Coliseum.