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Blaze being feisty

After falling behind 4-0, and having its goaltender, Zane Kalemba, yanked from the game, the Bloomington Blaze isn't going away.

The Blaze got two goals in the span of 57 seconds -- from Jordy Trottier, yes, the one who was in training camp with Fort Wayne, and Kyle Laughlin -- and Fort Wayne leads it 4-2 after two period.

The Fort Wayne goals have been scored by Artem Podshendyalov, Colin Chaulk, Stephon Thorne (on a wraparound) and Jesse Bennefield.

Kalemba is the reigning Goaltender of the Week in the CHL. He was yanked after allowing four goals on 16 shots. He was replaced by Mark Sibbald, who has stopped all five shots he's face.

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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