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Jean-Michel Rizk’s Overtime Goal Lifts Fort Wayne Komets Over Toledo Walleye 5-4

Komets Hold On After Coughing Up Two-Goal Lead In Third

Fort Wayne, IN - The Fort Wayne Komets (28-28-2) looked like they would cruise to a victory after two periods, but the defense went soft and Jeff Deslauriers allowed the Toledo Walleye (30-19-8) to tie the game up late in the third. Jean-Michel Rizk notched the game winner with 1:55 left in the extra frame for his 18th of the season.

First Period:

The opening frame saw the K’s score within the first two minutes. Jamie Milam netted his second goal of the season. The Walleye answered with just under seven minutes left in te period, when Byron Froese netted his eighth of the season.

Second Period:

The middle frame Brandon Marino netted his 20th of the year on the power play. Kaleigh  Shrock notched his eighth of the year near the four minute mark. The Walleye were undeterred, and started their comeback. Willie Coetzee netted his 22nd of the season at the 7:22 mark. The Komets pushed it back to a two-goal lead off of Tomas Beauregard’s 21st of the season.

Third Period:

The third period saw the Walleye wake-up. They scored twice to even up the score. Trevor Parkes scored first at the 5:46 mark. Coetzee notched his second ten minutes later.

Overtime:

Rizk’s goal in the waning minutes gave the Komets the victory.

Team Statistics:

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 OT Total
team.teamCommonName

Toledo Walleye

1 1 2 0 4
team.teamCommonName

Fort Wayne Komets

1 3 0 1 5

 SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT Total
team.teamCommonName

Toledo Walleye

15 11 9 0 35
team.teamCommonName

Fort Wayne Komets

9 9 8 4 29

 Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName

Toledo Walleye

team.teamCommonName

Fort Wayne Komets

1st 0-2 0-2
2nd 0-1 1-2
3rd 1-3 0-1
OT 0-0 0-0
Total 1-6 1-5

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName

Fort Wayne Komets

RW Brandon Marino 1 G, 1 A, -1, 8 Shots, 4 PIM
team.teamCommonName

Toledo Walleye

F Willie Coetzee 2 G, 1 A, +2, 2 Shots, 2 PIM
team.teamCommonName

Fort Wayne Komets

RW Jean-Michel Rizk 1 G, 1 A, +2, 1 Shot, 0 PIM

The Komets return to action Friday to take on the South Carolina Stingrays at 7:00 p.m. EST.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Brandon Marino Byron Froese Chicago Blackhawks Detroit Red Wings Fort Wayne Komets Jamie Milam Jean-Michel Rizk Jeff Deslauriers South Carolina Stingrays Thomas Beauregard Toledo Walleye Trevor Parkes Willie Coetzee