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Goal, fights from Vegas

See Chris Auger score and Nick Tuzzolino and Jace Coyle scrap with the Wranglers on Nov. 3, 2013.

Komets take 2 of 3 in Vegas

Auger's 2 goals pace 4-1 win Sunday

Chris Auger scored twice and the Komets defeated the Las Vegas Wranglers 4-1 on Sunday at the Orleans Arena.

That was the Komets' second win in their three weekend games at Vegas, bringing Fort Wayne's record in this young ECHL season to 2-2-2.

Las Vegas dropped to 3-6-0.

Auger opened the scoring on a power play 2:54 into the game, but Las Vegas' Geoff Irwin answered at 10:49.

Defenseman Jace Coyle scored on a power play at 16:20 of the first period, and Auger put the game out of reach off a rebound 44 seconds into the third period.

Brandon Marino finished the scoring for Fort Wayne, which got 33 saves from goaltender Andrey Makarov.

Once again, tempers flared -- there were three fights.

Shawn Szydlowski, Nick Tuzzolino and Coyle all dropped the gloves for the Komets, with Coyle getting a game misconduct for being involved in a secondary altercation.

Tuzzolino got a spearing major in the final minute, so he could face further discipline from the ECHL.

Fort Wayne scored on 2 of 7 power plays. Las Vegas was 0 for 6.

The Komets play Wednesday morning at Evansville.

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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