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K's gone sour

Late in the second period at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets trail the Wheeling Nailers 4-2.

I don't know what to say, other than this: A lot of these players could be in trouble.

It was tied at 1 and the Nailers had tallied 17 of the last 21 shots before John Dunbar scored for the Komets from the right circle at 6:43 of the second period.

It took 14 seconds for the Nailers to answer with a Jack MacLellan goal.

At 11:30, Carter Rowney scored off a rebound, and he did it again 15 seconds later.

The crowd seems like its asleep. With the shots 22-14 for the Nailers, can't say I blame it.

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