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Komets, Wings tied

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets and Kalamazoo Wings are tied at 1 after one period at Wings Stadium.

Both teams have scored on power plays.

Jean-Michel Rizk did so for the Komets -- during a 4-on-3 power play -- after Brandon Marino set him up with a backhand cross-ice pass. John Armstrong tied it for the Wings on a redirection.

Something I've noticed is that the Wings are really going after Marino physically. They've been running him hard, sometimes from behind, and Fort Wayne needs to do a better job of protecting its most lethal scorer.

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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