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Huge Third Period Lifts Nailers Over Wings

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The Wheeling Nailers exploded for four goals in the third period en route to a 6-4, come-from-behind win over the Kalamazoo Wings on Sunday afternoon at WesBanco Arena.

The Nailers picked up five of a possible six points as they creep towards the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.  The Nailers won by digging out of a 2-0 hole in the first period.

Five different players scored including Cam Fergus, with his second short-handed goal (8) in as many nights.

Keven Veilleux added a power play goal (5), and Max MacKay scored his first professional goal to knot the score at 3-3 in the third period.

Jordy Trottier, the nephew of NHL legend Bryan Trottier, scored his second goal of the season to give the Nailers a 4-3 lead, before Chris Barton tallied his 16th of the season late in the third period. MacKay added an empty-net goal (2) with less than a minute left.

Paul Crowder, who made a run at ECHL PLayer of the Week, had a four-point game with four assists, and nine points over the three-game, weekend home-stand.

The Nailers, now with 60 points, are 11th in the Eastern Conference standings, and eight points out of the final playoff spot.