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K's still going strong

After two periods at the Ford Center in Evansville, the Komets have a 4-1 lead over the IceMen.

Brett Smith scored early in the second period for a 4-0 lead, but Tyler Shattock answered with a one-timer in front.

Fort Wayne goaltender Kenny Reiter has stopped 23 shots.

After tallying eight of the first 10 shots, the Komets have let down a bit. Evansville has 22 of the 34 shots since falling behind 2-0.

Evansville's Todd Robinson is minus-2 -- shocker!! -- and Daniel Maggio is plus-2 for Fort Wayne.

Stephon Thorne fought Aaron Gens in the second period.

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