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Boucher gets 1st shutout

Nick Boucher made 19 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Komets defeated the Quad City Mallards 5-0 on Saturday night, in front of 4,649 fans at i-wireless Center.

Boucher got plenty of offensive help, though, as the Komets put 44 shots on the Quad City net.

Sean O'Connor netted two goals and added an assist. Leo Thomas, Konstantin Shafranov and Frankie DeAngelis also scored. P.C. Drouin and Colin Chaulk both tallied two assists.

Fort Wayne (28-15-2) has won 3 of 4 games, outscoring the opposition 21-6 along the way. Quad City (17-22-8) has lost two in a row.

The Komets play today at Bloomington, Ill.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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