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Komets go to OT to win in Tulsa

Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock scored at 3:02 of overtime to lift the Komets to a 2-1 victory at Tulsa on Tuesday.

Brent Henley and Jamie Milam assisted on the goal as Fort Wayne won in its first-ever trip to the BOK Center.

The Komets (32-16-3) were two-men short of a full 18-player lineup for third straight game because of the suspensions. Fort Wayne overcame the losses, as Gerry Festa made 27 saves.

Steve Christie made 42 saves for Tulsa (23-20-6), which is coached by former Komets player/assistant Bruce Ramsay.

The Komets’ Chris Auger scored at 3:12 of the first period. Gary Steffes tied the game with a goal at 16:55 of the second period.

It remained that way until Schrock came through in overtime. The Komets face Arizona on Friday at Memorial Coliseum.

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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