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Komets hook Walleye in 2-1 win

The Komets peppered Hannu Toivonen with 47 shots and won 2-1 on April 6, 2014, at Memorial Coliseum. Video by Justin A. Cohn/The Journal Gazette

Video, playoff scenario

Make sure you check out the video highlights. There's a great goal, an amazing save and a bone-crushing check. Also, click here to see photos from the game.

The Komets can clinch a playoff spot Friday, depending on what happens in Wednesday's game between Florida and Reading.

The Komets are in eighth place with 80 points and two games remaining. Florida is in ninth with 76 points and three games remaining.

The Everblades can still catch the Komets in the first tiebreaker, nonshootout victories, as Fort Wayne has 32 and Florida has 29. The second tiebreaker is goal differential, which the Komets right now would lose: minus-2 to plus-11.

Komets coach Gary Graham praised the play of the two newcomers, goalie Steven Summerhays and defenseman Steven Shamanski.

By the way, Andrey Makarov was here tonight. Just a guess, but I'm betting he's picking up his stuff before returning to Rochester.

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