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Let's look at some numbers

As you know by now, the Komets lost to the Toledo Walleye 5-3 tonight at Memorial Coliseum.

Let's look at some numbers.

  • This was the first time since the first day of the season -- 42 games have now been played -- that the Komets had a chance to grab first place in the North Division.
  • Despite averaging a league-best 7,402 fans per game, the Komets are now 10-12-0 at Memorial Coliseum.
  • They are 12-6-2 on the road.
  • Mike Hoban's amazing goal in the second period -- click here to see it -- was the third Fort Wayne goal in a row, over three games, scored by the former Federal Hockey League player.
  • The winning goal tonight, scored by Cody Lampl, was set up by Patrick Knowlton and Stephon Thorne, two players cut by the Komets. And they set it up through hustle.
  • The Komets trailed by three goals before they got late tallies from Daniel Maggio and Luca Caputi to make it respectable.
  • The game Saturday at Kalamazoo, Mich., will complete a grueling stretch of 25 games in 44 days for the Komets.
  • The Walleye was winless in five games before defeating the Komets.
"We just had breakdown after breakdown in our own end, and we weren't good enough in front of (goaltender Kenny Reiter)," Maggio said.

Reiter came into the night having won five straight starts, but he stopped 23 of 28 shots in the loss, which was Fort Wayne's second in their last five games overall.

Toledo goalie Kent Simpson stopped 24 of 27 shots.

Click here to see a bunch of photos from the game by Michelle Davies.

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