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Four, and Flint's floored

Well, that was ... rather sudden.

Looked like the Komets might be lollygagging their way into trouble when they fiddled away a couple of power plays and Pascal Rheaume and John Mori scored back-to-back goals for Flint to give the Generals a 3-2 lead with less than eight minutes to play in the second period.

Au contraire.

In 3:19, beginning with just more than five minutes to play in the period, the Komets scored four times, chased Flint goalie Sergei Zvyagin, and lead 6-3 going to the third.

Kaleigh Schrock scored, Matt Syroczynski scored twice in 18 seconds, and Konstantin Shafranov added another. The Komets are outshooting Flint 33-13 after two.

More later.

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