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Video: Chaulk's shootout goal

K's defeated Bloomington 3-2

I was able to get video, from behind the net, of Colin Chaulk's game-winning shootout goal.


The Komets defeated the Bloomington PrairieThunder 3-2 on Friday night.

I'd say the most impressive thing was goaltender Tim Haun, who came in ice cold off the bench after the first period, allowed a breakaway goal on his first shot from Craig MacDonald, but then stopped 16 straight shots and 2 of 4 shootout attempts.

The starter, Nick Boucher, stopped 8 of 9 shots but tweaked his groin in the first period. He won't play Saturday against Muskegon or Sunday at Dayton.

Forward David Hukalo, who suffered a concussion and a gash over his eye, after he lost and edge and collided with the skate of Cole Ruwe, also won't play the remainder of the weekend.

The Komets' stint with 100-percent health lasted, oh, one whopping period.

I thought Chaulk had a solid game. He extended his point-scoring streak to six games with a regulation goal and the shootout goal. Konstantin Shafranov was also solid with a shootout goal. Rookie Bobby Phillips netted his first professional goal to force overtime. There were some players who had some off games, though, especially on defense.

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