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Blown lead costs Komets yet again

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

Wednesday was the worst of them.

The Komets gave up five unanswered goals in a 6-3 road loss to the Evansville IceMenat the 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.

“Eventually we have to figure out how to play with the lead and be consistent and that’s the reality of it,” Komets coach Gary Graham said in a phone interview.

“You can see glimpses (of greatness), but unless it ends up as wins, it’s not good enough,” added Graham.

The Komets built a two-goal lead on 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

Fort Wayne’s Cody Reichard (0-2-1) stopped 23 of 28 shots.

jcohn@jg.net

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