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Pregame primer

The Komets look as if they will be using the same lineup as Friday's dominating 5-3 victory at Kalamazoo, Mich., except Charlie Effinger will be the starting goaltender.

That would mean we won't see the debut of newly acquired defenseman Tim Priamo.

The official word on Luca Caputi, who would be a scratch for a second straight night, is he's sick.

Trenton is on a five-game streak in which it's gotten points in every game, its longest such streak since March 2010.

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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