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Artem Podshendyalov had the best game of his young career, and the Komets’ late charge gave them a 5-3 victory at Bloomington, Ill.

The PrairieThunder led 2-1 before the Komets rattled off four straight goals in the last 33 minutes, 18 seconds.

It began with back-to-back goals from Podshendyalov, who also had an assist, in the eighth game of the 21-year-old’s career.

Forwards Colin Chaulk and Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock also scored in the third period to cement the game, as the Komets improved their recent surge to 6-1-4.

Defenseman Guy Dupuis played in his 1,000th game with the Komets.

The Komets got a first-period goal from Neil Musselwhite, and goalie Nick Boucher stopped 30 of 32 shots, in front of 3,455 fans at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.