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Highlights of K's 6-3 loss at Evansville

The Komets squandered a 2-goal lead at the Ford Center on Nov. 6, 2013. Here's a look at the goals, the fight and the boarding major penalty.

K's give up 5 unanswered in loss

In every game they've lost this season, the Komets have held a lead.

But today was the worst of it.

The Komets gave up five unanswered goals in a 6-3 road loss to the Evansville IceMen, in a game that started at 9:30 a.m. local time at Ford Center.

Fort Wayne (2-3-2) finished its five-game road trip with a 2-3-0 record. losing both its games in Evansville.

The Komets had built a two-goal lead thanks to goals by Mickey Lang on a power play at 4:07 of the first period, Scott Fleming at 13:59 of the first period and Lang again on a power play at 12:04 of the second period.

Jace Coyle assisted on all three Fort Wayne goals.

But the IceMen (5-1-0) began their comeback with Matt Lowry's goal 14:58 into the second period.

Dylan Clark tied it at 2:28 of the third and former Komets defenseman Matt Krug scored at 12:43.

Shortly after that, Fort Wayne's Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock boarded a player from behind and was ejected, setting up Andre Bouvet-Morrissette's power-play goal for a 5-3 lead.

Matt Schepke had a short-handed empty net goal to finish the scoring.

Fort Wayne's Cody Reichard stopped 23 of 28 shots. Evansville's Mike Clemente stopped 21 of 24 in front of 5,266 fans, many of whom were kids on class trips.

The Komets scored on 2 of 7 power plays. The IceMen scored on 1 of 6.

The Komets are off until Friday, when they host the Wheeling Nailers at Memorial Coliseum.

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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