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Effinger amazing in K's victory

Charlie Effinger stopped 43 shots in a 1-0 victory for the Komets over the Gwinnett Gladiators, and Tyler Butler finished it off with a fight. Video by, Justin A. Cohn.

Video: K's win compressed to 4 minutes

How can we make a 1-0 victory for the Komets looked really entertaining? By whittling it down to the best moments and make it only 4 minutes, 23 seconds long.

Enjoy the video, particularly the goaltending of Charlie Effinger.

The Tyler Butler fight is toward the end.

By the way, Gary Graham got his first victory as a professional head coach with Pensacola, and it was a shutout, with the goals coming from former Komets Jeremy Gates and T.J. Miller. Click here.

In the Federal League, former Komets goalie Gerry Festa snagged a victory tonight, with help from Brayden Metz, who was in training camp with the Komets. Click here.

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