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That's some funny stuff

A power-play goal by the Komets' Matt Syroczynski has tied Game 2 of the Turner Cup Finals at 1.

Syroczynski's goal came at 13:22 of the second period, after defenseman Guy Dupuis' shot from the blue line crept underneath the arm of goaltender Rob Nolan. Syroczynski jabbed his puck under Nolan's arm and chipped it top-shelf.

Later, one of the funniest things I've seen at a hockey rink took place. The Komets' net had been knocked off its moorings, but that wasn't noticed by the officials. So goaltender Nick Boucher made it look like it was on when the Komets had the puck, but as soon as the Generals looked like they might get a rush, he knocked the net back. He did this three times or so. Classic.

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