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Interesting video from interesting loss

The Komets gave up three unanswered goals in the 5-2 loss at Kalamazoo, Mich., on Nov. 23, 2012, but there is some interesting action. Check out the Brandon Marino-to-Jean-Michel Rizk goal and a couple of incidences with goalie Kenny Reiter.

Video of K's loss has interesting stuff

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Komets lost their fourth game of the last five -- 5-2 at Kalamazoo on Friday night.

And they did so by giving up three unanswered goals in the third period.

If you are having problems viewing the video, click here, as we've been having some site difficulties lately.

My favorite part of this video comes at about the 2:30 mark, when goalie Kenny Reiter shoves Brent Henley out of the way to get at a Wings player.

You can also see the play that had some of us wondering if Reiter would be able to stay in the game.

The Komets need to play smarter and more consistently moving forward; they play host to Toledo tonight at Memorial Coliseum.

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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