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Komets win 5th in a row

The Komets extended their winning streak to five games, defeating the Evansville IceMen 5-2 at Memorial Coliseum on Friday night.

Josh Brittain scored twice -- he has six goals in the last seven games -- to pace the Komets. They also got a goal from Jean-Michel Rizk, who has scored in four straight games, as the Komets won the 4,500th game in franchise history.

Mike Emrick, the national voice of hockey in the U.S through his work on NBC, called the game alongside Bob Chase and Robbie Irons for WOWO. Emrick did all the play-by-play action 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 jcohn@jg.net.

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