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Some pregame thoughts

It's about time for Komets vs. Oilers: Part Deux.

I would say the key in this one for the Komets is to make sure they come out skating hard and fast. Seems obvious, I know, but this team is far too tentative at outset in too many games.

Remember, despite the 3-2 victory over the Oilers on Friday night, the Komets have still lost three of their last four. And the Oilers are a very young and energetic team.

The Oilers will come out hard and the Komets must match that.

To read the game story from Friday night's game, click here. Because of the snow, this is a different story than you would have gotten in your newspapers.

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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