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Luca Caputi scored two goals as the Komets defeated Kalamazoo 7-3 Wednesday at Memorial Coliseum.

Caputi scored the game's first two goals. He had goals at 4:37 and 9:23. Caputi entered the game with two goals for the season.

Matt Firman made it 3-0 with a goal at 12:37. It's the fourth goal of the year by Firman.

Kalamazoo came right back to score. Nick Sirota had the goal at 12:58 to make it 3-1.

The Komets scored twice in the second period to extend the lead.

Jean-Michel Rizk scored at 2:57 to make it 4-1. It was his ninth goal of the season.

Josh Brittain made it 5-1 with a goal at 9:42.

Aaron Clarke and John Armstrong scored in the third period to cut the deficit to 5-3.

Brittain added two more goals 10 seconds apart in the game's closing minute for the hat trick. He has 10 goals for the season.

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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