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Always nice when ...

It's always nice when you make the famed "Puck Daddy" blog, which I did today. Click here.

It's also always nice when your goalie leads the league in save percentage and goals-against average, as the Komets' Kenny Reiter does in the ECHL with a SP of .973 and a GAA of 0.83. (By the way, I asked, and he does prefer Kenny to Ken.)

Also nice is when you haven't allowed a power-play goal, as the Komets (1-1-1) haven't in 14 short-handed opportunities, which is amazing. Only one other team in the ECHL is 100 percent: Elmira at 11 for 11.

Not so nice is when there's an NHL lockout forcing teams to do things like this -- click here -- to entertain their fans.

As for the Komets' game tonight against the Evansville IceMen (0-2-0), Marco Cousineau is expected to make his debut in net for Fort Wayne. This is where it gets interesting; if he plays well, Charlie Effinger could be the third goalie for a spell.

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