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Komets lead after one

One period in the books here in the Coliseum, and the Komets lead 1-0.

Bobby Chaumont got the only goal of the period at the 7:20, slipping a cross-ice pass from Artem Podshendyalov past Bloomington goalie Brian Mahoney-Wilson's glove hand on a break initiated by a slick pass out of the neutral zone from Jamie Milam.

Other than that ... well, the goal seemed to relax the Komets a bit too much. They'd been putting the heat on until that point, but there was some loose business in their own end in the final minutes of the period -- in one point there were back-to-back giveaways in their own end -- but Nick Boucher cleaned up the mess and kept the scoreboard clean on the Blaze's end.

On to period two.

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