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Fort Wayne Komets Come Up Short, Loss In A Shootout To South Carolina 2-1

K’s Earn a Point, But Unable to Makeup Ground

North Charleston, SC - The Fort Wayne Komets (28-28-3) had plenty of chances to earn a second point. The South Carolina Stingrays (31-24-6) played liked the K’s did, but with a little more desire and moved into the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference.

First Period:

The Komets showed how much they needed to get the two points starting in the opening frame. Nick Schaus, who was reassigned to the K’s today, netted his second goal for the team this year at the 5:38 mark. The defense couldn’t hold for the whole period as the Stingrays Andrew Cherniwchan notched his ninth of the season with 2:24 left in the first. As the legendary Doc Emerick would say, “There were carryover penalties nor power plays heading into the second.”

Second Period:

The middle frame was a goalie duel was netminders Jeff Deslauriers and Ryan Zapolski stopped the 12 shots each faced in the period. Jamie Milam and Ryan Hegarty each took penalties, while South Carolina had a bench minor for too many men on the ice.

Third Period and Overtime:

The final regulation frame continued the theme of the second as both goalies stood fast. Overtime was no different. South Carolina’s Tyler Johnson was the only one to put the biscuit in the basket in the shootout to win it for the Stingrays.

Team Statistics:

Shootout Attempts

Shot team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
1 No Goal No Goal
2 No Goal No Goal
3 No Goal
4 No Goal No Goal
5 No Goal No Goal

Score by Period:

Team 1 2 3 OT SO Total
team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
1 0 0 0 0 1
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
1 0 0 0 1 1

 SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 OT Total
team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
11 12 7 4 34
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
10 12 5 6 33

 Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName
Fort Wayne Komets
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
1st 0-1 0-1
2nd 0-1 0-2
3rd 0-2 0-1
OT 0-0 0-0
Total 0-4 0-4

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
G Ryan Zapolski 1 GA, 33 SVS, .971%
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
F Tyler Johnson 0 G, 0 A, 0 Shots, 0 PIM, Shootout Winner
team.teamCommonName
South Carolina Stingrays
F Andrew Cherniwchan 1 G, 0 A, 7 Shots, 2 PIM

The Komets wrap up their two game set against the South Carolina Stingrays tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. EST.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks Andrew Cherniwchan Boston Bruins Doc Emerick Featured Fort Wayne Komets Jamie Milam Jeff Deslauriers Nick Schaus Popular Ryan Hegarty Ryan Zapolski South Carolina Stingrays Tyler Johnson