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K's down by 1

After two periods at Memorial Coliseum, the Cincinnati Cyclones lead the Komets 2-1.

There were a slew of scoring chances in the first four minutes of the second period. Fort Wayne's Scott Fleming was stopped by Magnus Hellberg on a breakaway and Brandon Marino hit the post on another. At the other end, goalie Ben Meisner was foiled by Paul Crowder on a 2-on-1 rush at 3:50, after he was assisted by the crossbar and goalpost on earlier chances in the period.

The Cyclones got a four-minute power play at 10:09, when Byron Froese was high-sticked by Nathan Martine, but mustered only two shots against the ECHL's second-ranked penalty-killing unit.

On the Komets' ensuing power play, they got no shots.

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