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Elkins is good

You can definitely see how Corey Elkins made it to the NHL. He scored a short-handed goal in the second period to tie the Komets and Cincinnati Cyclones at 2.

The Komets have had their problems on even- and odd-man rushes, but he knew what to do. He came down the right wing, then cut across the middle, creating a screen by his teammate and scored.

Fort Wayne also got a goal from Jean-Michel Rizk.

Luca Caputi had a fight, by the way, with David MacDonald.

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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