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Komets on a tear

The Komets are on a 4-0-3 run, thanks to this 4-2 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings. Check out the highlights.

Video, recap of K's win

Don't look now, but the Komets are on a 4-0-3 run, after their 4-2 victory tonight against the Kalamazoo Wings.

"(Coach) Gary Graham came into the locker room and he thinks we're trying to give him a heart attack with all the third-period comebacks we've allowed," said forward Shawn Szydlowski, whose team has been outscored 44-32 in the third period but has outscored opponents 65-55 in the first and second, combined.

Szydlowski had a goal. Chris Auger had two. And Brandon Marino had one.

Check out the video highlights above.

As for why Ben Meisner was tossed from the game late, it was for shooting the puck into the stands after allowing the second Eric Kattelus goal. (Not for throwing a helmet, as was announced at the Coliseum.)

The rule was correctly enforced. Click here and see rule 53.4.

"I was thinking, 'We better win or else I'm going to feel horrible,'" Meisner said.

I'm going to have a great story on him later in the week, so I don't want to give it away now, but I must admit he's impressing me. He didn't look very good when he joined the Komets, but he's a battler.

With Utah this season, he was 2-8-0 with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .900 save percentage. With the Komets, he's 2-1-1 with a 2.26 GAA and a .931 save percentage.

As for Andrey Makarov, the Komets think there's a chance this week that he comes back from his head injury, but they're not going to rush him with the all-star break coming up.

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