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K's trail, after controversial goal

After one period at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets trail the Florida Everblades 1-0.

Click here to see the goal.

Forward Scott Fleming returned to the Fort Wayne lineup, after missing one game with a leg injury. But Fort Wayne is without Dean Ouellet (head), Matt Carter (groin), Jason Dale (groin), Christian Ouellet (leg) and Chris Auger, who suffered a head injury in the Komets' 5-2 victory over Florida on Friday night at the Coliseum.

The Everblades opened the scoring on a power play 13:44 into the first period, after defenseman Mike Little shot the puck from just inside the blue line, goaltender Ben Meisner made the initial stop and forward Stefan Della Rovere swept it into the net. The fans in attendance believed the goal should have been waved off by referee Peter Tarnaris because Della Rovere had been inside the goal crease preventing Meisner from being able to defend.

I believe they were correct.

According to rule 69.1: “Goals should be disallowed if … an attacking

player, either by his positioning or by contact, impairs the goalkeeper’s

ability to move freely within his crease or defend his goal.”

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