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They were both due

After firing five good shots on the Bloomington Blaze's net, Chris Auger was due to score.

After waiting about five years, Brent Henley was really due to score.

Both did in the second period, and the Komets lead the Blaze 2-0.

Fort Wayne goaltender Nick Boucher's scoreless streak is up to 101 minutes, 43 seconds.

This has been a really well played game. Bloomington isn't quite as bad as I thought it would be, but it lacks speed and firepower.

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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