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Boucher saves the game

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Komets goaltender Nick Boucher just make a kick save with 20 seconds remaining regulation that was the biggest stop of the season.

And we're going to overtime, tied at 3.

The Komets took the lead on a Jean-Michel Rizk power-play goal, off the rebound of a Jamie Milam shot at 16:00. But the Rush tied it with Konrad Reeder redirecting a Riley Weselowski shot at 18:20.

Amazing game. Amazing.

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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