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Controversy brings us OT

It doesn't happen often, but I'm speechless.

Almost.

The Missouri Mavericks got a penalty shot with 19 seconds remaining in regulation time and Ed McGrane scored. So we're going to overtime tied at 2 at Memorial Coliseum.

The penalty shot was awarded by the most hated referee in, perhaps, Fort Wayne history, Zac Blazic, who ruled Brent Henley knocked the net off the moorings intentionally.

Komets officials say John-Scott Dickson of Missouri pushed the net off. My video looks like Henley got shoved into the net. Whichever, there is no way you can rule it was done intentionally.

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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