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Komets win, pull into tie for 1st

Nick Boucher made 30 saves as the Komets defeated Quad City 3-2 Friday in Moline, Ill.

Artem Podshendyalov had one goal and two assists, and Chris Auger had one goal and one assist for Fort Wayne (26-13-2), which pulled into a first-place tie with Evansville in the Turner Conference. Evansville lost to Rapid City 5-2.

Podshendyalov scored the game's first goal, at 15:48 of the first period. He assisted on Brett Smith's goal at 13:18 of the second period as the Komets took a 2-1 lead. Auger scored at 19:59 of the second period to stretch the lead to 3-1. Former Komet Justin Chwedoruk assisted on Quad City's (23-18-1) final goal.

The Komets return to Memorial Coliseum today facing Dayton.

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