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Komets' winning streak ends

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Komets' five-game winning streak, their longest of the season and the third longest in the entire ECHL, was snapped with a 6-2 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings tonight.

Scoring for the Komets were Stephon Thorne, who put his own rebound into the net, and Matt Firman, whose short-handed breakaway goal was the first tally of his professional career.

The Komets were outshot 40-29 at Wings Stadium, where there was a crowd of 3,304.

Fort Wayne (7-3-1) missed out out on an opportunity to overtake Cincinnati for first place in the North Division.

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