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Komets

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K’s follow up win with loss

A night after their most impressive victory of the season, the Komets lost 5-2 to the Elmira Jackals, in front of 2,231 fans at First Arena on Sunday.

Playing their third game in as many nights, the Komets didn’t get a goal until the final minute, when defenseman Jordon Southorn scored against his former team and forward Mickey Lang put in his ECHL-leading 16th goal.

It has been a season of inconsistency for the Komets.

They have one three-game winning streak; aside from that, they have yet to win back-to-back games.

Elmira got three goals from Danny Hobbs and one apiece from Jordan Pietrus and Maxim Lamarche. Goaltender Maxime Clemont made 37 saves for the Jackals.

The Komets’ loss came on the heels of a 7-2 victory over the defending-champion Reading Royals, in which the Komets got two goals apiece from Chris Auger and Brandon Marino.

But in Elmira, N.Y., the Fort Wayne offense couldn’t find the back of the net until it was too late, and goalie Andrey Makarov was able to stop only 18 of 23 shots.

The Komets (8-8-4) began this four-game road trip at Elmira (7-10-2) on Friday night, and the Jackals won that meeting, too, 5-4 in an overtime shootout.

The Komets play at Kalamazoo on Saturday night.

Lang and Mike Vaskivuo were both minus-3 for the Komets. Fort Wayne was 0 for 5 on power plays; Elmira was 0 for 3.

Southorn and Vaskivuo had a team-best five shots on goal.

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