Steve Stoner | Loveland Report Herald Colorado Eagles defenseman Cody Sol (41) works Fort Wayne Komets center Eric Giosa in the first period of their game on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at the Budweiser Events Center.

Fort Wayne Komets Win Wild One In Colorado

Goals and Fights Exchanged in Wild West Showdown

Loveland, CO - The Fort Wayne Komets (26-21-2) played a very physical game Friday night. The K’s took the Eagles (23-22-1)  to task during the second period with two fights. They also hit Colorado where it hurt the most; the scoreboard.

First Period

The opening frame saw plenty of penalties against the Komets. The first penalty was dual penalties to Fort Wayne. The Eagles Steve Haddon netted his fourth of the year to open the scoring at the 3:30 mark. Eric Giosa opened the Komets scoring by notching his 10th of the year four minutes later. The K’s continued to put the biscuit in the basket with a Garret Klotz goal 9:30 into the frame. Brett Smith netted his 11th of the year less than a minute later. Colorado was undeterred by tying the game up on two power play goals within five minutes of each other. Brandon Marino put the K’s back in the lead with his 15th of the year with 40 seconds left in the period.

Second Period

The middle frame saw two fights. The first was between Klotz and Cody Sol 3:25 into the middle frame. The next was between J.M. Rizk and Eagles forward A.J. Hau near the midway point in the game. After the snow settled, the Eagles got the equalizer on Joey Sides 19th of the year with 7:27 left. Ryan Hagarty put the K’s up for good on a short handed goal three minutes later.

Third Period

Matt Firman opened the scoring on a power play goal at the 5:16 mark. Colorado tried to mount a comeback, but only scored a power play goal late.

Team Statistics:


SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 9 11 11 31
team.teamCommonName 14 16 5 35


Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-1 3-4
2nd 0-1 0-2
3rd 1-2 1-3
Total 1-4 4-9

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 4 1 1 6
team.teamCommonName 3 1 1 5


Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName Right Wing Brandon Marino 1 G, 2 A, +4, 5 Shots
team.teamCommonName Center Eric Giosa 1 G, 1 A, +4, 1 Shot
team.teamCommonName Forward Joey Sides 2 G, 0 A, -1, 4 Shots

The Komets will conclude their three game series against the Eagles tonight at 7:05 p.m. MST.

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