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Komets defeat Evansville

For the first time since late January, the Komets have won back-to-back games.

Led by two goals and an assist from Matt Syroczynski, the Komets defeated the Evansville IceMen 8-5 on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.

Defenseman Nick Schaus added three assists for the Komets, who outshot the IceMen 50-34.

It was a season-high in scoring for the Komets, whose playoff hopes are barely alive with six games remaining in the regular season.

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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