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Still tied

TOLEDO, Ohio -- After two periods at the Huntington Center, the Komets and Toledo Walleye are still tied at 1.

The kids are chanting, "Fight, fight, fight," because there was some pushing and shoving at the end of the period.

I'm told by some reporter friends, fights do happen at these games all the time. That would be funny to see, but not so funny to hear. Everyone in the press box has a headache because of the shrieking.

Toledo has outshot Fort Wayne 20-14, but I think the Komets have played better than that would indicate. They have had to kill four of the six power plays in the game.

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