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K's need to wake up

The Komets looked great for about 10 minutes.

Then, they, um, didn't.

They trail the Missouri Mavericks 2-1 after the first period in Game 7 of the Turner Conference finals.

Ryan Jardine and Andrew Courtney scored power-play goals, off rebounds, after two dumb Fort Wayne penalties. Brent Henley hauled down a guy after coughing up the puck, and Tom Mele had a high-sticking penalty.

Frankie DeAngelis had the early power-play goal for Fort Wayne, also off a rebound, after Henley was boarded.

I'm not in love with the decision to play Bryant Molle, who missed the last two games with a shoulder injury, over David Starenky. The Mavericks came into the game tired and Starenky's physical play would have been good. But he's banged up, too.

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