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Tailing the Komets

Komets lose in Flint

For the second game in a row, the Fort Wayne Komets have fought back to tie the score but then lost the lead on the very next shift. This time it cost them a 3-2 loss at Flint.

The Generals led 2-0 halfway through the second period on goals by John DiPace and Justin DePretis before the Komets got on the board with P.C. Drouin's 13th goal of the season. Fort Wayne the game 2-2 on Sean O'Connor's second of the season at 13:11 of the third period, but the Generals came right back on the next shift as Steve Rymsha deflected a Kyle Deck blast from the point for a 3-2 Flint lead.

The Komets out-shot the Generals 30-25, but fell five points behind International Hockey League leader Port Huron which won 6-4 at Muskegon. Fort Wayne has lost two games in a row and six of its last eight.

"We made the other goalie look good," Komets coach Al Sims said. "We out-shot them badly and they made most of their chances. We won't get to the net and everything is from the perimeter."

The Komets were also held scoreless in five power-play chances, and held the Generals scoreless in eight chances.

Sims said the status of defenseman Kevin Bertram might be a game-time decision before tonight's contest against Bloomington after the defenseman was hit in the foot by three shots Friday night. Forward David Hukalo also did not play with a sore back.

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Sat, 12/06/2008 - 11:50am

ok lets give the "D" a break today!!! where is our high potant offence at? we are making all the other goalies in this league look good and better than they are.I dont care if we put up 30-40 shots a game that means nothing if we can get only 1 or 2 of them to go in. id rather see a team shoot 20-25 shots a game and score 2 or 3 goals than watch a team shoot 30-40 shots and only get 1 or 2 goals!!!! and this next shift let down after we tie a game up or take a lead has to stop, maybe the next time we do tie a game up in the 3rd or take a lead in the 3rd we should take a time out to slow the other team down before they do come out and score right back on us its happened way too much this season already.Sims needs to put the lines together for tonites game and then leave them alone for the game instead of mixing the lines up every other shift. set your lines and let the guys get use to playing with the same guys. and then only switch the lines after we get guys back or as we loose guys. still think we need to put macmillan out there with our top line like we did with woods last season it worked but in order for it to work (MAC) needs to hit alot more out their and agitate the other players more like woods did last season, it worked with woods though because he did hit sooooo much and messed with the other teams players and got in there heads to the point where they were always looking over their shoulders which freed up chaulk and curdeau, give it a try tonite sims and macmillan!!!!!!!