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Fort Wayne Komets Look To End Five-Game Skid Tonight

The Komets Shake-up Roster and Power Play

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
Jean-Michel Rizk has been running the Komets’ power play.

Fort Wayne, IN - The Fort Wayne Komets have been in a real funk of late, dropping five straight and seven of their last nine. Their playoff hopes are dwindling faster than a line change.

The Komets last game was a 6-3 loss to the Toledo Walleye Sunday night. The K’s started strong, but became sluggish at the end of the game.

J.M. Rizk will be on point for the anemic power play. Since Sunday’s game, the Komets traded defenseman Brent Henley to the Florida Everblades for an undisclosed amount of cash. Netminder Jeff Deslauriers was assigned by the Anaheim Ducks as well as right winger Matt Kennedy.

The Cincinnati Cyclones are coming off of a 4-1 drubbing at the hands of the Kalamazoo Wings Monday night. The division leaders are battling for playoff seeding and are a point out of second and eight out of first in the conference.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName
Cincinnati Cyclones
Stats team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
54 GP 54
31 W 26
17 L 26
6 OT 2
68 P 54
0.630 P% 0.500
165 GF 155
147 GA 185

 

Last Four Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Feb 12, 2013 FW@CIN CIN, 2 – 1
Feb 02, 2013 CIN@FW FW, 7 – 2
Jan 13, 2013 FW@CIN FW, 3 – 2
Jan 12, 2013 CIN@FW CIN, 4 – 2

 Team Records:

Cincinnati Cyclones: 31-17-6, 68 points (1st in the North Division)

Fort Wayne Komets: 26-26-2, 54 points (4th in the North Division)

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Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Brent Henley, Cincinnati Cyclones, Florida Panthers, Fort Wayne Komets, Jean-Michel Rizk, Jeff Deslauriers, Matt Kennedy, Nashville Predators, Toledo Walleye

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