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K's need a power surge

The Komets power play has shown some signs of life lately, but it still must be better if they want to defeat Reading in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which begin Thursday.

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You may remember, we did a story last year about Komets coach Al Sims and his wife working here, so this is sad: Click here.

Some interesting stats:

Fort Wayne has the 13th ranked offense (2.99 goals per game) and the 12th ranked defense (2.99 goals against per game. Reading has the No. 4 offense (3.18) and No. 4 defense (2.53).

On the power play, Fort Wayne ranks 19th (14 percent efficiency) and Reading is ninth (16.5 percent)

On the penalty kill, Fort Wayne ranks third (86.3 percent) and Reading is second (86.5 percent)

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