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Bad game, cool video

The Komets lost 4-1 to the Kalamazoo Wings, but I was able to cull together some cool highlights from the game.

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Komets forward Shawn Szdlowski, right, tries to move the puck past Wesley Myron at Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday. The Komets lost to Kalamazoo 4-1.

K's disappointed in themselves

It wasn't a very good night for the Komets, who lost 4-1 to the Kalamazoo Wings.

"Tonight it was just a poor effort, a poor effort in executing our game plan, poor effort in putting the gas pedal to the metal and altogether a very unsatisfying game for us," said defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin, who had the lone Fort Wayne goal as it dropped to 9-7-9 at Memorial Coliseum, so different than its 16-10-2 record on the road.

"That was just plain, flat out embarrassing."

However, check out the video above. I culled some decent clips out of the game, including the fight.

By the way, Jason Dale is back out with what coach Gary Graham called a "lower body injury." I don't know if that means he re-injured his groin or not. He had missed the previous 10 games with a groin injury.

Christian Ouellet is also out with a lower body injury.

Even though he returned tonight, we'll have to keep an eye on Shawn Szydlowski, who left for a spell after getting high-sticked. And I don't know about Dean Ouellet, who took a puck in the face late, but I didn't hear anything to lead me to believe he'll be out Friday against Greenville.

By the way, for those who were listening on the radio, I'm told Bob Chase said "shinny," not that other word.

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