Joel Martin locked up his 24th career shutout and Ludwig Blomstrand registered a second-period game winner as the Kalamazoo Wings defeated the Adirondack Thunder, 2-0, on Tuesday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
After a scoreless first period, the K-Wings scored two second period goals.
Midway through the middle period and moments after killing off their second penalty of the game, the K-Wings struck for the game’s first tally. Cory Pritz sent a slap shot towards the goal that was initially stopped by Parks, but Ludwig Blomstrand was left alone on the doorstep to tap home his team-leading 23rd of the season.
Ten minutes later, the K-Wings were able to build upon their lead after winning a faceoff. Curtis Valk gave the to Evan McEneny, who sent the puck across the line for an Adam Phillips, who sent a one-timer past the outstretched Parks.
Martin stopped all 38 shots he faced.
Next: Kalamazoo vs. Reading- Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 p.m., Santander Arena.
Notes: Kalamazoo ended the season series with Adirondack by posting a 1-0-1-0 record. Curtis Valk’s point streak was pushed to six games. Martin registered his 24th career shutout. Blomstrand has goals in two straight games. McEneny has tallied 20 points in 27 games with Kalamazoo this season.
The K-Wings return to Wings Event Center for two games this weekend. The Wheeling Nailers come to town for two games on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. Friday’s game is Lego Night, which will feature Lego prizes for the most creative builders, and the Fur Circus will be making their Wings Event Center debut during the first intermission. Saturday’s game is Geocaching Night, presented by Binder Park Zoo. Fans will be able track down great prizes using their geocaching skills around Wings Event Center. Saturday’s game will also feature a post-game jersey auction for the “futuristic” themed Hockey Heritage jerseys.
Submitted by Mark McGlothlen