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K's dominate dizzying period

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Even after coughing up two goals toward the end of it, I would say that was the Komets' most dominating period of the season thus far.

After a subpar first period, in which both teams scored a goal, the Komets scored the first four goals of the second and now lead 5-3 at Wings Stadium.

Fort Wayne had scored five unanswered goals in the game -- in the span of only 16 shots -- including two from Josh Brittain and two from Thomas Beauregard, who is looking like a fine pickup to replace the injured Chris Auger.

But the Komets faltered a little at the end; Daniel Nycholat's turnover led to a power-play goal and then Dustin Cloutier scored with a one-timer from the left circle.

It should be a good third 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