Komets Win Series In Orlando, But Blown Out In Final Game

Orlando, Florida – The Solar Bears changed goalies for the game and it paid off. After deactivating Darcy Kuemper, who had given up seven goals in two games, started third-string goalie John Curry.

Curry had little resistance only facing 25 shots all night, with most of them coming as the Komets tried frantically to come back.

Orlando (10-11-2) started the scoring 1:40 into the contest off a C.J. Severyn goal that was assisted by Michael Wilson. Defensemen Sean Lorenz scored next at 5:15 in off another assist from Wilson. After the scoring plays, the penalties came out. There were 8 penalties, including a game misconduct for Fort Wayne  Defensemen Brent Henley for being the aggressor in a fight with 6:51 left in the period.

The Komets (11-9-1) finally got on the board 3:08 into the second period on a short-handed goal by Brendon Marino from Stephon Thorne. Orlando regained a two goal lead nearly 6 minutes later and scored again with 1:29 left off of a power play goal by Ryan Cruthers. There were only 3 penalties in the second period.

The final Komet tally was on a Ryan Lasch power play goal assisted Thomas Beauregard 4:26 into the final frame. The Solar Bears scored two more times by the 11:23 mark including a second power play goal.

The Komets went 1 for 7 on power play opportunities, while accumulating 25 total PIM. Orlando went 2 for 5 on the man advantage and racked up 28 PIM.

Three Stars:

1: ORL Forward Ryan Reaves (1 G, 0 A, +1)

2: ORL Defenseman Michael Wilson (0 G, 3 A, +2)

3: ORL Goalie John Curry (23 SVS, 2 GA)


Team              1  2   3    T

Fort Wayne 4  8   13   25

Orlando       15 15 4 34

The Komets next game will be back home at the Allen county War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne Wednesday at 7:30 PM EST (4:30 PM PST). The broadcast will be available online through the Komets website.

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