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K's getting manhandled

After two periods at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets trail the Trenton Titans 4-1.

The big thing here is the Komets' woeful power play. It gave up a short-handed goal in the period, its sixth of the season, and fourth most in the 23-team league.

Worse, the Komets' power play came into the night ranked last at 13.1 percent.

At the end of the period, Brett Smith fought Ian Slater. He's clearly trying to get the team going.

Brent Henley was hurt in the period, after getting tangled up with Jacob Cepis. Not sure how bad it is.

To me, it's the same old story tonight: Some of the star players have disappeared, the defense is bad and special teams unreliable.

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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