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K's cough up lead, lose

The Komets lost for the third time in their last four games, after they gave up three unanswered goals in a 4-3 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings tonight.

Center Justin Taylor scored 1:34 into the third period to tie it, and forward Nick Sirota got his second of the night 2:08 later in front of 5,328 fans at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo, Mich.

When leading at the second intermission this season, the Komets have lost 10 of 28 games, with an 18-3-7 record in such instances.

Fort Wayne goaltender Ben Meisner stopped 20 of 24 shots, while Kalamazoo's Jordan Binnington stopped 30 of 33

The Komets play Sunday at 3 p.m. at Wings Stadium

After Sirota opened the scoring at 5:34 of the first period, the Komets (26-19-11) got consecutive goals from left wing Matt Carter, left wing Chris Auger and defenseman Simon Danis-Pepin, who found the net 45 seconds into the second period.

Kalamazoo (34-18-15) left wing Ludwig Bloomstrand began the rally for his team at 12:52.

Fort Wayne dropped to 3-5-3 against Kalamazoo.

Defenseman Jordon Southorn, in his first game back with the Komets after being released by Hamilton of the American Hockey League, assisted on Danis-Pepin's goal.

Notes: If you want to see some exciting hockey action, check out the story and highlights from the Leo game today by clicking here. ... And how's this for an amazing hockey game? Click here.

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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