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Goal? I don't know.

Late in the second period, it appeared as if the Komets' Artem Podshendyalov might have finally put the puck in the net for the Komets.

However, the goal light never went on, and the officials never signaled it. There's disagreement in the press box about whether it was just inside the right goal post, as the replay on the scoreboard seemed to prove.

But the video in the press box makes it look like it hit the post, and even Fort Wayne management said it was out.

So, I'll defer to them.

Doesn't matter much, anyway, as Rapid City has a 3-0 lead and is dominating. The Rush has outshot the Komets 22-14 and is one period away from closing out the best-of-five series.

The only goal of the second period came from Colt King, on the power play, while two -- two -- Fort Wayne players had broken their sticks. Who took the penalty on the sequence? Guy Dupuis, whose failure to shoot the puck at the other end of the ice set up an odd-man rush.

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