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Komets fall in overtime

Brian Bicek scored at 4:08 in overtime to lift Evansville to a 2-1 victory against the visiting Komets.

Kevin Reiter made 21 saves for Fort Wayne. Matt Lundin had 31 saves for the IceMen.

There were no goals in the first two periods.

Derek Patrosso scored 39 seconds into the third period to give the Komets a 1-0 lead.

Jeff Christian tied the game with a power-play goal at the 9:41 mark. Fort Wayne went 0 for 6 on power-play opportunities. Evansville went 1 for 3.

The game remained tied until Bicek’s game-winner.

The Komets out-shot Evansville 32-23. Evansville took four shots in overtime. The Komets didn’t take any.

Fort Wayne (26-23-6) returns to Memorial Coliseum today, facing the Icemen (18-29-10) at 5 p.m.

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