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Komets lose to Florida again

Coming into the season, the back-to-back games scheduled between the Komets and Florida Everblades looked as if they’d be epic showdowns.

Not so much.

The Everblades, defending champions of the ECHL, won both games in commanding style – 6-2 on Saturday, a night after they won 6-3 at Memorial Coliseum.

As for the Komets (29-30-3), who won the CHL title last season, does they are in 11th place, nine points back of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, with only 10 games left in the regular season.

The Everblades (32-20-10) scored three goals on nine shots in the first period.

Forward Matthew Pistilli scored a power-play goal from the left circle at 4:32, and defenseman Tyson Gimblett scored 47 seconds later from the 20 feet out.

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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