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Chwedoruk breaks out

We're one period deep here between the Komets and Flint -- in front of a sellout crowd of 10,480, no less -- and Justin Chwedoruk is the man of the hour so far.

Chwedoruk, who had just seven goals in 41 games coming in tonight, scored twice to give the Komets a 2-1 lead. He got the first on a top-shelf backhand at 9:34, and got the second shorthanded at 19:27, breaking in alone, deking Flint goalie Sergei Zvyagin, and tucking it in past his glove.

(A sidenote: Zvyagin, who just joined the Generals, is 39 years old, and looked it on occasion. He's giving up a lot of juicy rebounds, and the Komets haven't yet cashed any. If they had, it might be 4-1 or 5-1 right now).

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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