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    For the first time this season, the Komets aren't on top of the Eastern Conference standings. Losing three of five games will do that to a team.
  • Bad loss yields great highlights
      Even though the Komets lost 3-1 to the Greenville Road Warriors -- and lost their hold on first place in the Eastern Conference for the first time this season -- I think you will enjoy the highlights in the video here.
  • Komets lose to Greenville
    The Komets wanted their defense to improve, and it has. But the offense has disappeared.The Komets lost 3-1 Saturday to the Greenville Road Warriors, in front of 7,368 fans at Memorial Coliseum, and they’ve scored only four goals in
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Priming today's game (updated)

Tonight, the Komets will take on the Toledo Walleye in a game Fort Wayne cannot afford to lose. The Komets are only two points ahead of Florida for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Click here to read today's story on the Komets.

By the way, if Fort Wayne and Florida wind up tied, the Komets currently hold the tiebreaker, which is non-shootout wins. Fort Wayne has 31. Florida has 29.

That still could conceivably change. The second tiebreaker is goal differential. Florida takes that with plus-12, while Fort Wayne is minus-3. I certainly hate shootouts, and therefore like the concept, but shouldn't non-shootout wins be the second tiebreaker behind head-to-head record?

There's still some hope for seventh place in the conference, despite Saturday's ugly loss. The Komets have three games (and six possible points) remaining and are four points back of Wheeling.

By the way, Shane Albahrani will call the game tonight on WOWO. Bob Chase has a prior engagement.

In other news, I've been hearing this is a wild 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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