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The Journal Gazette

Sunday, November 19, 2017 8:30 pm

KOMETS 6, TULSA 1

Komets end 3-game skid with 6-1 victory

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

Gabriel Desjardins had a hat trick for the Komets in their 6-1 win over the Tulsa Oilers at the Memorial Coliseum tonight.

Desjardins, who returned Thursday from a seven-game absence with a lower-body injury, has four goals in three games since his return.

It's the first hat trick by a Komets player since Tyson Fawcett had one in the season opener Oct. 14.

Desjardins scored the Komets' second goal after getting the puck behind the net and wrapping it around the right side of the net to make it 2-0 at 15:58 in the first period.

He scored his second goal 19:33 into the second period after taking a pass from Artur Tyanulin and shooting it from between the circles to make it 5-1. His final goal came in 7:33 into the third period assisted by Marc-Olivier Roy.

Shawn Szydlowski opened scoring for Fort Wayne 4:16 into the first period as he snapped a shot from the right circle. Louick Marcotte also scored for the Komets in his first game since being acquired in a trade Friday from Wichita.

Tulsa scored its lone goal 46 seconds after Desjardin's first goal with a wrap-around from Dylan Hubbs.

The Komets' Dan Maggio finished with three assists.

Tulsa's 46 shots were the most shots the Komets have allowed this season. Before Saturday's game, the most was was 39 against Kalamazoo in a 6-3 Komets' loss Nov. 5.

Michael Houser's 46 saves were the most since Roman Will stopped 46 on Feb. 14, 2015.

Video highlights are above, including Houser's save of a penalty shot.