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Komets

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      Now that the truth can really be told, the Komets didn’t just want to win one game at Santander Arena. They wanted them both. And deep into the third period Saturday night, they had a chance to accomplish their goal.
  • Penalty-killers keep Royals from feasting
    The Komets lost 4-2 to the Reading Royals on Saturday, tying the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals at one game apiece.But there’s no blaming the Komets’ penalty-killing unit.
  • Ex-Komet Lang league's MVP
    Mickey Lang, who began the season with the Komets before demanding a trade, was selected the ECHL's MVP by coaches, reporters and media relations directors Friday.
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New Komet scores 1st goal in road win

Mike Embach’s first game with the Komets was a success.

He scored the first goal, assisted on the second and third goals, and led the Komets to a 4-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings on Saturday night in Kalamazoo, Mich.

The Komets (9-8-4), who play today at Memorial Coliseum against the Evansville IceMen, finished their four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record.

Embach, who was acquired in a five-player trade from Gwinnett on Thursday, made it 1-0 with a shot from 35 feet out during a Fort Wayne power play 7:02 into the first period in front of 1,884 fans.

Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock fought his way through a crowd of players and put the rebound of an Embach shot into the net for a 2-0 lead at 9:57 of the second period.

Embach’s pass helped set up Brandon Marino for a breakaway goal, during a Fort Wayne power play, at 11:51 of the third period.

David Pacan scored at 13:22 for Kalamazoo (11-8-2). But the Komets’ Chris Auger answered with an empty-netter in the final minute.

Fort Wayne’s Andrey Makarov stopped 34 of 35 shots. Joel Martin stopped 31 of 34 for Kalamazoo.

The Komets are 1-1-0 against the Wings this season.

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