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Komets make Reading sweat, but K's lose

The Komets lost 4-2 to the Reading Royals at Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2013. Check out the highlights.

Postgame reaction, video

I thought Chris Auger summed it up best after the Komets lost 4-2 to the defending-champion Reading Royals tonight at Memorial Coliseum.

"We're making the same mistakes over and over again," he said.

"It's getting pretty frustrating to tell you the truth. We've got to start learning. There's no doubt that we can play with the top teams in the league, but we keep shooting ourselves in the foot."

It was only the second game this season that the Komets (5-5-2) never held a lead, and the loss snapped their season-best winning streak at three games.

It also dropped Fort Wayne all-time to 0-3-0 against the Royals, who are 9-4-0 this season.

"I keep saying it over and over again: Eventually we've got to learn," Auger said. "Tonight, yeah, there were a lot of positives but there aren't any moral victories here. That's two points that we let go."

So what are those mistakes the Komets keep making?

"It's just missed coverages in our own end," Auger said. "We're not playing the systems that we drew up on the board. We can't have guys letting guys make cross-ice passes. We all have roles that we're supposed to be playing and everyone has to play it. Tonight, they got two goals from lost coverage right down the slot."

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