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Are you getting read to golf? Or do you still believe?

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Here's the big question: Why don't the Komets play like this when it's scoreless.

Since they fell behind 5-1 -- and that's the score late in the second period -- they have dominated the play.

But they've also had some bad luck. Colin Chaulk thought he had scored and it was waved off. I never saw it go in, though. And Matt Krug had a wide-open chance from a few feet out, and he whiffed.

Kevin Reiter was yanked after stopping 8 of 13 shots, then was very animated on the bench with Krug, after the last goal given up was redirected by Derek LeBlanc. Nick Boucher has looked fine in relief.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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