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Pregame K's primer

It looks as if Cody Reichard will get the start in net tonight for the Komets against the Wheeling Nailers.

Reichard has sat out the last five games in favor of Andrey Makarov.

Reichard is 0-2-1 with a 3.93 goals-against average and a .874 save percentage, whereas Makarov is 8-5-3 with a 2.87 GAA and a .909 SP.

The Komets are 5-5-2. Wheeling is 6-5-2.

The only meeting this season was won by Wheeling, 6-2, at Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 8.

Click here to read the story off Friday's loss to Reading.

And click here to see photos from the game.

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