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Tailing the Komets

Komets lose to Mallards

One night after scoring nine goals at home, the Fort Wayne Komets couldn't find the net on the road despite 39 shots. The Komets lost to Quad City 3-1 before 4,544 fans in Moline, Ill.
The Komets have lost three of their last four road games and are 3-4 over their last seven games after a six-game winning streak.
Quad City scored first, 30 seconds after the opening face-off, as Chris Lipsett beat Tim Haun. The Komets tied the score halfway through the period on P.C. Drouin's 15th goal of the season, but that was the last time Fort Wayne was able to beat Quad City goaltender Kyle Jones.
After a scoreless second period, Quad City took the lead with 6:35 remaining in the third period when Justin White scored. The Mallards' Mike Zbriger added an insurance goal in the final seconds into an open net.
The Komets out-shot the Mallards in every period and 39-21 for the game. Referee Brett Coulombe called only three minor penalties in the entire game. The Komets were unproductive in their two power-play chances.
This was Fort Wayne's first loss in four trips to Quad City this season. The Komets are 7-1-1 overall against Quad City this season.
Fort Wayne is off until Wednesday when Bloomington comes to Memorial Coliseum. The Komets trail Muskegon by 13 points and Port Huron by seven in the International Hockey League standings.
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Tim Hoke
Sun, 02/07/2010 - 2:11pm

This is frustrating as can be when you play a perfect game against one of the better teams in the I then 24 hours later all you can muster is one goal! If this team is going to climb in the standings then you must win these types of games. Not getting down on the guys but Randy and I talked in the post game show that we hoped they would win in Moline and carry the momentum on. Oh well guess we will just enjoy the way we beat up on Larryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Also the fights we won that night. Should be a good game to watch on the replay Wednesday night. Thanks to all the fans that came out on a horrible weather night to attend!! These fans are as loyal as you can get. I left Angola at 5:45 pm and got there at 7:45 pm The I69 was so bad it was 28 to 35 mph all the way....talk about white knuckle driving!! See you all Wednesday night as we tape a rare Wednesday night game. Blake you looked great in a tie! Just need a little more color on them. LOL!

Sun, 02/07/2010 - 2:25pm

Tim, WINTER STORM Mon into Tues.

Sun, 02/07/2010 - 2:34pm

i think we fans better prepare ourselves now for what may happen. i doubt if we will capture 1st place but even so, we will still have a chance to win the turner cup but i think the odds are not in our favor. then we really need to be prepared for next year as the personel on the team can drasticly be different. we have a great core of vets and tweeners but they are all at a time in their lives that hockey may take a back seat. bert may decide two full time jobs is taking a toll. chaulker could find that working for the new ice rink needs more of his time. guy and pc already probably have their future jobs lined up and could go to them anytime. leo might get the acting bug and huk may decide with new twins and all the nagging injuries that its time to get a real job. bouch could always be moved up and the killer twins of mac and woods could possibly retire along with shaf. so all in all it might be last call for a lot of our favorites and we neeed to get behind them and hope they all step it up for a big push in the playoffs. we may never again see a group come together again and stay as long as they have. this is a special time in komet history!!

Sun, 02/07/2010 - 4:56pm

Here's an opinion piece posted Friday night by Tom Kendra of the Muskegon Chronicle on "Current IHL, junior hockey not that far apart" . See http://www.mlive.com/lumberjacks/index.ssf/2010/02/current_ihl_junior_hockey_not.html . I'm not sure how many people, at least in Fort Wayne, would agree.