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K's leading after 2

There are some things we know about this team

Of this much, we can be sure.

The Fort Wayne Komets aren't afraid to drop the gloves and fight. Six times they've done it in this exhibition game against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

They have some speed, which they've demonstrated in the waning minutes of the second period, with one odd-man rush after another.

And we know that Konstantin Shafranov can shoot the puck. He put Fort Wayne ahead 2-1 at 13:50 of the second period, when he got to the rebound of a P.C. Drouin shot that ricocheted off the post. Shafranov fired a nifty shot, far-side and low that completely bewildered goalie Matt Lundin.

There's been a lot of excitement in tonight's game.

As I type that, we have a seventh fight -- Colin Chaulk, of all people, against Justin DaCosta. Chaulk gets the win.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at