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Did you expect these things?

Did you expect this to be the case four games into the Komets season? They are 1-2-1 and have been outscored 5-11.

How about these things?

  • They have at least eight goals fewer than any other team in the Central Hockey League. They have 28 fewer than Allen, which has played three more games.
  • Fort Wayne has only one even-strength goal.
  • P.C. Drouin, Brandon Naurato, Sean O'Connor and Lincoln Kaleigh Shrock have yet to score.
  • The Komets don't have a single player with a positive plus/minus rating.
There are really only a few good statistics:

  • The defense ranks third, allowing 2.75 goals per game.
  • Goaltender Kevin Reiter's save percentage is .939.
  • Nick Boucher's is .915.
What do you think about this early schedule? Having only one home game thus far has sapped a little of the energy around the community, it feels like to me.

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