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Getting you ready for Game 7

Game 7s don't come around often, so enjoy the day, fans of the Komets.

To read about the Komets' history in Game 7s and what they must do to defeat the Missouri Mavericks in the Turner Conference finals, click here.

I've got a feature on Komets forward Bobby Chaumont: Click here.

To see a video feature on Chaumont, click here.

In the spirit of getting you amped up for the game at Memorial Coliseum, check out what I made for you by clicking here.

(By the way, what do you think of the new video format? Hopefully it looks much better. And you can see the "Komets channel" we are creating by clicking here. You may want to bookmark that one.)

Remember, you can follow me on Twitter: @jgkomets. And columnist Ben Smith will be tweeting from the game tonight, too: @jgbensmith.

Here's some bulletin-board material for the Komets: Even though they have played two fewer playoff games, and had 10 days off in the midst of the playoffs, the Mavericks are talking about, perhaps, being tired.

To win tonight, the Komets will have to solve this guy: Click here.

Greg Rajan put together a history of Game 7s in the CHL/Western Professional Hockey League, and he wants to know about your favorite Game 7: Click here.

The winner of the game tonight will take on the Wichita Thunder, with that series likely beginning Saturday in Kansas. Click here to read the latest on the Thunder.

I've been spot on so far. I picked the Komets to beat Rapid City in six games. And I picked the Komets to win this series in seven. I'll stick with it. The key player, to me, is Chris Auger. I feel like he's due to explode. If there's a key player for Missouri, I'll go with Andrew Courtney. The guy is good.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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