Poor Second Period Dooms Komets

Swikar Patel The Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne, IN -  Inconsistent play seems to be plaguing the team so far this year as they follow up a great performance one night and then the next, fall apart.

The first period passed with not much action as Charlie Effinger stopped all 16 shots he faced.

Trenton’s (13-11-4) Marcel Noebels opened the scoring with a power play goal nearly three minutes into the second frame. Fort Wayne native Lincoln Kaleigh Shrock tied it up two minutes later on a Jean-Michel Rizk pass from behind the net. Effinger went to clear the puck 1:06 later, but it was intercepted by the Titans and a goal was scored by Phil DeSimone.

The game wasn’t too far out of reach midway through the frame, but while the Komets (14-12-2) were on the power play, they gave up a short handed goal 13:09 into the second. Trenton finished out the frame with another power play goal 1:28 later.

The Komets power play has been weak to say the least. They came into tonight’s action a league worst in power play efficiency at 13.1%.

Titans forward Jacob Drewiske iced the game with 4:28 remaining in the game. Brandon Marino tallied late to give the final of 5-2.

The Komets look to turn things around next Thursday as the Toledo Walleyes come to town. Puck drop is at 7:30 PM EST (4:30 PM PST). Audio, given by the legendary Bob Chase, is available through the Komets website.

Three Stars:

1. TRE Goalie Scott Wedgewood (39 saves, 2 GA)

2. TRE Forward Jacob Drewiske (2 G, 0 A, +1)

3. FW Forward Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock (1 G, 0 A, +1)

SOG:

Team 1 2 3 Total 
Trenton Titans 16 12 6 34
Fort Wayne Komets 12 14 15 41

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Fort Wayne Komets

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