Fort Wayne Komets Come Up Short Against Cincinnati Cyclones

Marco Cousineau Only Bright Spot In 2-1 Loss

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.

Cincinnati, OH - The Fort Wayne Komets (26-24-2) looked sluggish coming out of the gate. Goalie Marco Cousineau put in a stellar performance as Charlie Effinger was placed on bereavement leave due to the passing of his grandmother. The Cincinnati Cyclones (29-16-6) came out with a furry.

First Period

The Komets took the ice with the same enthusiasm (or lack there of) they had in their last game against the Colorado Eagles. The K’s only had three of the 15 shots in the opening frame. Cincinnati’s Andrew Conboy shot a knuckler that eluded Cousineau at the 13:34 mark for the lone goal in the opening frame.

Second Period

The middle frame was just as lack-luster for the Komets as a whole. They gave up a power play goal to Matt Smyth 3:36 into the frame. Cousineau continued to keep the K’s in the game though.

Third Period

The final frame Fort Wayne finally woke up. Brandon Marino netted his 16th of the year to pull the K’s to within one. The Komets rarely finished a check and consistently turned the puck over. They had a power play opportunity in the closing minutes, but were unable to produce.

Team Statistics:

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
3 5 13 21
team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
12 13 4 29

 

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonNameFort Wayne Komets 0 0 1 1
team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
1 1 0 2

 

 Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
1st 0-0 0-1
2nd 0-0 1-1
3rd 0-2 0-3
Total 0-2 1-5

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
 Goalie Brian Foster 1 GA, 20 Saves
 team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
 Forward Matt Smyth 1 G, 0 A, Even, 2 Shots
 team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
Forward Andrew Conboy 1 G, 0 A, +1, 2 Shots

The Komets return to action Friday night in Evansville to take on the Icemen at 8:15 p. m. EST.

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Andrew Conboy, Brandon Marino, Cincinnati Cyclones, Florida Panthers, Fort Wayne Komets, Marco Cousineau, Matt Smyth, Nashville Predators

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