You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Ice Chips

  • Coverage of Game 2 loss
    READING, Pa. -- Only nine goals have been scored in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series between the Komets and Reading Royals, which is tied at 1. Two of those goals were into empty nets.
  • Video, recap of Game 2 loss
      READING, Pa. -- It was a pretty sour Komets locker room after the 4-2 loss at Santander Arena. They wanted to win. They believe they could win. So why didn't they win?
  • Komets lose to Reading in Game 2
    READING, Pa. – The Komets came to Reading hoping to get one of the first two games.They accomplished that feat.And they had a chance to get two before the Royals' Brandon Blandina broke open a tied game 15:55 into the third
Advertisement

Effinger great, K's still lose

Goaltender Charlie Effinger was stupendous – he stopped 40 of 41 shots, including a Brandon Blandina penalty shot in overtime – but the Komets still lost their third straight game.

Eric Delong's goal on the final attempt of a shootout gave the Elmira Jackals a 2-1 victory, in front of 4,193 fans at First Arena on Saturday night.

The Komets (32-33-4), who have only three games remaining in their first ECHL season, had been outscored 13-4 in their previous two games. That included a 5-2 loss at Elmira on Friday night.

Jean Bourbeau's goal in the second period put the Jackals up again, but Matt Syroczynski answered on a power play late in the third period.

Ian Keserich stopped 29 shots for the Jackals, then turned away 4 of 5 shootout attempts.

Defenseman Jamie Milam was the only Komet to foil him, in the first round. But Matt Carter immediately answered for the Jackals (38-23-7).

Fort Wayne, which missed the playoffs for the first time since 2002, plays host to Toledo on Wednesday.

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.

Advertisement