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Komets beat Walleye in OT

The Komets had squandered so many chances, that it seemed as if they'd never come up with a 5-4 overtime victory over the Toledo Walleye on Wednesday.

But they did. Jean-Michel Rizk scored 3:05 into overtime for the victory at Memorial Coliseum. It came after the Komets coughed up a two-goal lead in the third period. And in overtime, Matt Firman had hit the post on a breakaway and Dan Nycholat was stopped on a 2-on-1 rush. For the Komets, it was their second victory in nine games. And it snapped a streak of eight games in which they failed to score more than three goals. For more on this game, read Thursday's Journal Gazette.

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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