By Blake Sebring | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel The Komets celebrate after Jamie Milam scores a power play in the second period. (Brandon Marino and Tyler Butler on the assist)

Fort Wayne Komets Fall To Cincinnati Cyclones 3-1

Finishing, or Lack Thereof, Story In Komets Sixth Straight Loss

Fort Wayne, IN – The Fort Wayne Komets are now below .500 for the first time since after the first game of the season. The Komets (26-27-2) had trouble closing out shots, breakaways, and power plays. Jeff Deslauriers, however, had few issues finishing plays in net. The Cincinnati Cyclones (32-17-6) extended there lead in the North Division and passed Gwinnett who lost tonight against Orlando.

First Period:

The K’s issues on the man advantage continued. Also finishing drives to the net have popped up. Matt Syroczynski missed from right in front of the net which was rebounded by Cincinnati and resulted in David Pacan netting his 12th of the year from the right circle at the 8:50 mark. After Colin Chaulk was called for interference, Brandon Marino had a short-handed breakaway, but did not shot until he was behind the net. Deslauriers has been doing well in net for the Komets so far.

Second Period:

Jamie Milam was able to boost the power play with his first goal of the year at the 12:36 mark in the middle frame. The finishing issue continued as J.M. Rizk had a point blank shot that was gloved by Cyclone goalie Michael Houser.

Third Period:

The Komets came out with some momentum in the closing frame, but were unable to keep it when Cyclone forward Josh Shalla notched  his 18th of the year at the 5:58 mark in the game. The K’s attempted to get the equalizer late, but Cincinnati was able to score on the empty net in the closing seconds to ice the game.

Team Statistics:

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 Total
Cincinnati Cyclones
1 0 2 3
Fort Wayne Komets
0 1 0 1


SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
Cincinnati Cyclones
11 7 13 31
team.teamCommonNameFort Wayne Komets 10 5 7 22

 Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
Fort Wayne Komets
1st 0-1 0-1
2nd 0-2 1-3
3rd 0-1 0-2
Total 0-4 1-6

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
Cincinnati Cyclones
F David Pacan  1 G, 0 A, +1, 1 Shot
Fort Wayne Komets
G Jeff Deslauriers 2 GA, 28 SVS
Cincinnati Cyclones
 G Michael Houser 1 GA, 21 SVS

The Komets return to action tomorrow night in Toledo to take on the Walleye at 7:05 p.m. EST.

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Brandon Marino Cincinnati Cyclones Colin Chaulk David Pacan Florida Panthers Fort Wayne Komets Jamie Milam Jean-Michel Rizk Jeff Deslauriers Josh Shalla Matt Syroczynski Michael Houser Nashville Predators

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