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Points from the blue line

The Komets have been producing a lot of points from the back end.

Frankie DeAngelis has a career-high 16 goals, second among CHL defensemen, and 39 points, which ranks third. Jamie Milam has 17 goals and 34 points.

Both have played 55 games, though DeAngelis has a superior plus-13 rating, while Milam is minus-7.

"(We're) just keeping it simple and getting our shots through from the point. That's how we're getting a lot of our points," DeAngelis said. "And on the rush, if we take care of things in our end, one quick pass to the forwards and they're putting it in the back of the net and giving us the assists."

Jamie Lovell has five goals and 21 points. Brent Henley, who hadn't scored since 2006-07, and hadn't tallied two goals since 2004-05, has career highs with three goals and 12 points. Henley also leads all CHL players with a plus-28 rating.

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