Painchaud, LeNeveu guide Stingrays past Walleye, 4-0
Toledo, Ohio — Forward Chad Painchaud scored two goals and goaltender David LeNeveu recorded 32 saves in his ECHL debut to propel South Carolina (13-2-1-2) over Toledo (5-8-2-0) 4-0 at Huntington Center on Friday night. Painchaud extended his personal point streak to six games (4 goals, 8 assists).
Painchaud broke a scoreless tie at 17:32 of the second period catching a pass from forward Wayne Simpson and racing past the defense for a breakaway and beating Walleye netminder Hannu Toivonen (35 saves on 39 shots) under the blocker with a snapshot.
Simpson made it 2-0 unassisted at 8:54 of the final period for his third goal of the season. Moments later, Painchaud registered his team-leading ninth tally of the campaign and second of the contest at 12:23 tapping in a pass from defenseman Jeremy Price. Forward Jack Downing struck 19 seconds later lifting a shot over the shoulder of Toivonen from the right-wing circle. The Stingrays finished the game 0 for 3 on the power play while the Walleye went 0 for 2.
The Stingrays continue a six-game road trip Saturday against Kalamazoo at 7:30 p.m. and return to the North Charleston Coliseum on Dec. 14 to take on Orlando at 7:05 p.m.