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Komets cruising after 2

It looks to me like the Evansville IceMen have packed it in, now that they're down 5-2 to the Komets after two period at Memorial Coliseum.

Just about everything the IceMen are giving up are odd-man rushes.

Fort Wayne got goals in the period from Chris Auger, Colin Chaulk (his second), Brett Smith and Stephen Thorne.

It's the eighth time this season the Komets have scored at least three goals in a period. Don't know how it compares to last season, but it seems like a lot for 22 games.

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