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Komets lose at Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Komets had their bright spots -- a power-play goal from Thomas Beauregard, a Nick Wheeler goal, a late major penalty they successfully killed off -- but the result was all too familiar.

They lost 3-2 to the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday night at Wings Stadium.

It was the Komets' 11th loss in their last 15 games, despite 32 saves from goaltender Jeff Deslauriers, who had been sent down by Anaheim of the NHL earlier in the day.

Kalamazoo got two goals, including the game-winner, from forward Aaron Clarke.

The Komets have only eight games remaining in the regular season, starting Saturday night against Greenville at Memorial Coliseum

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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