After falling down 2-0 in the playoff series against the Toldeo Walleye, the Fort Wayne Komets surged back to tie the round 3-3 and force Game 7 in Toledo on Wednesday.
Having squeaked out a 3-2 overtime victory at home on Tuesday, the Komets again took the Walleye to the extra frame on Thursday, winning 2-1 in Fort Wayne.
Avs prospects Garrett Meurs and Mitchell Heard each finished with assists in the contest, with Heard’s coming on the game-winner.
Toledo took Game 5 by a 3-2 margin, weathering a third-period comeback bid by the Komets to regain the series lead.
Meurs picked up an assist on the second tally, marking his third straight game with a point, and finished with a plus-1 rating. Heard also finished plus-1.
Fort Wayne battled back in Game 6, scoring first and last in a double-overtime thriller on home ice to top Toledo 3-2.
Heard assisted on his club’s third-period marker, bringing his series total to four points (one goal, three assists). Meurs has three helpers in six games against the Walleye.
Game 7 will take place on Wednesday in Toledo.
May 13 at Toledo (Game 7)
Jonas Holos (Norway): Holos registered six points (one goal, five assists) in seven games while logging heavy minutes for Norway at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic. Holos averaged a team-high 26:10 of ice time per game.
He finished his season in the KHL with 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 60 games played, ranking second on Lokomotiv Yaroslavl among defensemen. He recorded one assist in six playoff contests.
Markus Lauridsen (Denmark): Lauridsen had five shots on goal and 20 penalty minutes in Denmark’s seven games played in the tournament.
During the regular season, Lauridsen recorded five goals and 11 assists while appearing in 62 games for the Lake Erie Monsters. His 16 points ranked third on the team among defenseman. He also added 22 penalty minutes.