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Komets lose to Gwinnett

The Komets lost to the Gwinnett Gladiators 4-2 Friday at Memorial Coliseum in the first-ever meeting between the teams.

But the final few seconds may have given fans incentive to see the rematch Saturday at the Coliseum.

There was a 10-player brawl with seven seconds left, after the Gladiators crashed the net and banged into goalie Marco Cousineau.

Fort Wayne's goals both came from Brandon Marino, in the team's first game without Chris Auger (knee) and Eric Giosa (ankle).

Gwinnett outshot Fort Wayne 37-20.

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