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Reading is good

The defending-champion Reading Royals lead the Komets 1-0 after the first period at Memorial Coliseum.

Nine seconds into their second power play, the Royals got a goal from just outside the crease from Louie Caporusso (though Reading's broadcaster thinks it will be changed to Ryan Cruthers).

The Komets have outshot the Royals 12-11, but Reading has controlled the bulk of the play.

This is only the seventh time in 23 games this season that the Komets haven't scored first.

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