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Reading bringing it to K's

After one period at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets and Reading Royals are tied at 1. The Royals came out hard, despite myriad changes to their lineup, and have outshot Fort Wayne 16-8.

Thanks to Andy Thackaberry -- not my favorite referee -- Fort Wayne will begin the second period with 1:59 of power-play time.

The Royals came out with a lot of intensity, and the puck didn't leave the Fort Wayne zone during the first two minutes. But captain Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock opened the scoring on Fort Wayne's first shot on goal, at 4:14, after defenseman Jace Coyle intercepted the puck and sent a shot wide of the net. Schrock stopped it the slot with his skate and flicked in a 20-foot shot.

With Christian Ouellet in the penalty box for tripping, Reading forward Stanislav Galiev tied it at 16:12 of the first period with a one-timer from the left circle, at which point the Royals had outshot the Komets 14-6.

Ben Meisner has made some great saves so far for Fort Wayne.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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