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So much for more finishing

When last we saw the Komets, in a 6-3 loss at Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday, they were bemoaning their inability to finish scoring chances.

It's been even worse tonight.

Matt Syroczynski missed the net on a shot from point-blank range, and that was followed by Cincinnati's goal by David Pacan from the right circle.

And Fort Wayne's Brandon Marino got a short-handed breakaway and didn't even take a shot until he was behind the net.

The goods news is new goalie Jeff Deslauriers looks solid.

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