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K's win 2 of 3 in Florida

For the second straight game, Kenton Miller got the Komets going with a goal.

And again, it led to a victory.

The Komets defeated the Florida Everblades 3-1 on Saturday night in Estero, Fla.. They are 8-2-3 in the surge that began Jan. 29.

Miller opened the scoring for the Komets (28-17-6) at 15:21 of the first period.

After coming into the weekend with two goals in 40 games, he's scored in back-to-back matches.

The Komets got their second goal, on just their 10th shot, from Matt Carter for a 2-0 lead 50 seconds into the second period at Germain Arena, where the Komets lost 4-1 on Wednesday and won 4-3 in an overtime shootout Friday.

Fort Wayne's Simon Danis-Pepin fought Stefan Della Rovere midway through the second period. Della Rovere fought Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock on Friday.

After going scoreless on their first four power plays, the Komets got a goal from Scott Fleming with the man-advantage for a 3-0 lead 17:52 into the second period.

The Komets were 1 for 5 on power plays; the Everblades were 0 for 3.

Florida's Kyle Bonis scored at 16:44 of the third period, but Fort Wayne goaltender Ben Meisner stopped 32 of 33 shots.

Everblades (24-17-11) goalie Connor Knapp stopped 25 of 28.

The Komets are 3-2-0 this season against the Everblades, 3-4-0 in the all-time series.

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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