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Komets looking good, lead 1-0

First off, I looked at the replay. Joel Gasper's shot did not go into the net; it hit the crossbar, though.

The Komets, fielding the closest thing to a full lineup since, oh, October, look good and lead the Quad City Mallards 1-0. Kevin Bertram got the goal with a slapshot, after Colin Chaulk won the faceoff.

Lot's of cheers for the return of Konstantin Shafranov, Nick Boucher and Brad MacMillan, who got into a fight during his second shift and annihilated Marc Rechlicz.

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