Swikar Patel | The Journal Gazette Fort Wayne’s Brayden Metz celebrates with teammates after scoring in the first period Sunday night against Cincinnati at Memorial Coliseum.

Komets Gain Another Point On Division Leader

 

Fort Wayne, IN – The new-look Komets seem to have found their chemistry. After letting the game on Saturday get away from them, the K’s were able to hold the game evened up at the end of regulation. Brayden Metz opening the scoring last night with a goal off a rebound at the 5:42 mark.

The second period saw more action than the first. Cincinnati’s (22-12-4) Andrew Conboy was called for a slash that Komets (21-17-2) defenseman Brent Henley took exception to and the two dropped gloves 4:26 into the second frame. After the fight was called, Henley was still upset and continued the encounter earning him a 10 minute misconduct in addition to the five for fighting. The scoring opened with a power play goal by new addition John Dunbar at the 13:30 mark. The Cyclones responded two minutes later also with the man advantage.

The third saw the visitors get the equalizer short handed halfway through the frame. The defense held the tie and the game went into overtime. In the extra frame, recent call up Mike Hoban went five hole on the Cyclone net minder at the 3:25 mark.

Komets goalie Kenny Reiter stopped 41 of the 43 shots that he faced. With the strong performance last night, the Komets edged up into second place in the division as the Toledo Walleye have been on a 5 game winless streak.

The Komets next game will be on the road in Evansville as they take on the division rival Icemen at 8:15 PM EST. Audio is available through the Komets website.

Three Stars:

1. FW G 35 Ken Reiter (41 SVS, 2 GA)

2. FW F 21 John Dunbar (1 G, 0 A, 0)

3. FW F 72 Brayden Metz (1 G, 0 A, +1)

SOG:

Team 1 2 3 OT Total 
Cincinnati Cyclones 8 14 18 3 43
Fort Wayne Komets 8 5 9 1 23

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