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Chaulk in that period: Epic

You can tell in that period, the Komets' leadership stepped up. Colin Chaulk, the captain, was everywhere, hitting everything, and the Komets have a 1-0 lead over the Missouri Mavericks after one period at Memorial Coliseum.

It's the first time in the series the Komets have scored first. In the conference playoffs, the team that scores first has won 11 of 15 game, including 3 of 5 in the Turner Conference finals.

Mavericks goalie Charlie Effinger was so good in that period, it was going to take a near-perfect play to beat him. The Komets got it from defenseman Jamie Milam, who got his own rebound and somehow tucked the puck inside the left post from behind the net.

There was one of the biggest hits of the season late in the period, when Brent Henley dropped Andrew Courtney. Henley got a penalty. I don't agree. He had the puck. Not since Andre Roy have I seen a Komets player get more calls on him seemingly on his reputation, which, in the case of Henley, isn't deserved.

Interesting note, Komets rookie Derek Roehl had three finals today at Western Michigan but drove back for the game, even though he's not in the lineup.

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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