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Komets make a comeback

The Komets have scored three unanswered goals and lead the Evansville IceMen 3-2 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum.

Brett Smith scored his second of the game with 1.8 seconds remaining in the period, on a power play, after the IceMen got caught with too many men on the ice.

Defenseman Jamie Milam had shot the puck and goaltender Pier-Olivier Pelletier failed to cover it, allowing Smith to score. It was almost identical to how Smith had tied the game at 17:52.

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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