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Tailing the Komets

Inside The Zone for April 14

Stanford Ratings for April 14

Last year they were 20th at the end of the season with a 2.51 rating.


ECHL Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals series

Fort Wayne Komets vs Reading Royals


1)  Thursday, April 17 at Reading, 7:05pm


2)  Saturday,  April 19 at Reading, 7:05pm


Schrock-Elbrecht fight video

Reading readiness

The Komets are up 2-1 after two periods on goals by Brandon Marino and Simon Danis-Pepin. It's also looking like they going to Reading to open the playoffs on Thursday as Wheeling is winning at Cincinnati 3-0 late in the second period. That means the Komets will take the No. 8 seed. They are looking at playing Thursday and Saturday in Reading, and then playing April 24, 25 and 27 or 29 in Fort Wayne. Those are completely tentative dates so don't write them in stone yet.

Who do you want the Komets to play?

And why?

Here's the breakdown

* If the Komets lose tonight at home to Toledo in regulation, they will be the No. 8 seed face defending ECHL champion Reading in the first round.

* If the Komets win and Wheeling loses in regulation, overtime or a shootout in Cincinnati, Fort Wayne moves into the No. 7 spot. The same is true if the Komets lose in overtime or a shootout and Wheeling loses in regulation.

WANE's Friday highlights

Playoff clincher

Christian Ouellet's power-play goal with 2:55 left that sent the Komets home 4-3 winners and into the playoffs.

Komets trail 2-0 after first

The first goal was a nifty deflection by Josh Beaulieu

And the second was over Ben Meisner's right pad by Alex Aleardi

Komets just scored early in the second period from Mike Embach.

One Legendary Night coming up

We are 5 hours away from One Legendary Night! Join Komet Legends Guy Dupuis, Eddie Long, Steve Fletcher, Ron Leef, Doug Rigler, Nick Boucher, and PC Drouin for some light refreshments and a silent auction! It all benefits bringing Life Changing Hockey to Fort Wayne. Starts at 6:30 at 1025 W Rudisill Blvd. Look for the Hockey Mobile and then come in door G. See you soon!

Marino named first-team all-ECHL

The ECHL on Thursday announced its All-ECHL First Team for 2013-14 as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors and media, who were asked to select a goaltender, two defensemen and three forwards.

2013-14 All-ECHL First Team

Jeff Jakaitis, South Carolina Stingrays (40 gp, 24-12-3, 2.16 GAA, .924 save pct.)

Komets can't clinch playoff spot tonight

Because they've all been talking about controlling their own destiny and they don't want any help, maybe it's appropriate the Fort Wayne Komets couldn't clinch a playoff spot tonight. The Florida Everblades rallied to score with 51 seconds remaining Wednesday night and force overtime against the Reading Royals. Then Florida won in the shootout which doesn't necessarily hurt the Komets because it assures Fort Wayne of holding the first tiebreaker which is non-shootout wins.

That means the Komets can't clinch until Friday at the earliest. 

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