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Something smells

Wow. That really worked.

And by "that," I mean Al Sims talking about a re-dedication to defense on home ice for the Komets. So what happens?

Dayton scored two goals in the first period tonight on nine shots and leads 2-0.

It is, frankly, looking like one of those nights. The Komets had at least four major chances -- Matt Syroczynski had two of the them, and Sean O'Connor had a bang-bang shot-rebound dead in front -- and couldn't cash.

The Gems, meanwhile, scored one goal when goalie Tim Haun tried to cover the puck on the corner of the goal and it squirted behind the net where Mike Vaskivuo picked it up and tucked it in the far side on a wraparound. The second goal happened because the Komets let the Gems get a shot and two rebounds on net, the second of which beat Haun.

Not exactly the sort of stellar defense Sims was looking for, I'd imagine.

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