Reporter Herald | Steve Stoner Colorado Eagles defenseman Arthur Bidwell, left, forward Jason Beatty, right, and goalie Adam Brown protect the net against Fort Wayne Komets forward Matt Firman in the first period of their game on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Budweiser Events Center.

Fort Wayne Komets Fall To Colorado Eagles 2-1

Charlie Effinger’s 36 Saves Not Enough As Komets Fall To Eagles

Loveland, CO - The Fort Wayne Komets (25-21-2) faced Colorado last night for the first time since 2011 when they were both in the CHL. The K’s posted a solid effort, but came up short against the host Eagles (23-21-3).

First Period

The opening frame was back and forth until the 14:30 mark when Ryan Hegarty turned the puck over leading to Colorado’s Joey Sides netting his 17th goal of the year.

Second Period

The middle frame saw the K’s tie the game. Thomas Beauregard notched his 18th after John Dunbar passed a laser to the front of the net at the 4:58 mark. The defense held until late in the frame when Eagle defenseman Isaac Smeltzer scored a wraparound goal with 3:37 left in the frame.

Third Period

During the final frame, the Komets did their best to get the equalizer, but came up short.

Team Statistics:


SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 10 5 9 24
team.teamCommonName 11 19 8 38


Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-3 0-1
2nd 0-1 0-4
3rd 0-1 0-0
Total 0-5 0-5

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 0 1 0 1
team.teamCommonName 1 1 0 2


Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName Goalie Adam Brown 1 GA, 23 Saves
team.teamCommonName Forward Joey Sides 1 G, 0 A, +1, 5 Shots
team.teamCommonName Defenseman Isaac Smeltzer 1 G, 0 A, +1, 5 Shots

The Komets will continue their three game series against the Eagles Friday night at 7:05 p.m. MST.

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Tags: Adam Brown Anaheim Ducks Colorado Eagles Fort Wayne Komets Isaac Smeltzer Joey Sides John Dunbar Ryan Hegarty Thomas Beauregard Winnipeg Jets

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