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.
 Komets coach Gary Graham had called for better defense. And he got it Friday night with a 3-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings, in which forward Eric Faille had the second-period game-winning goal and netminder Pat Nagle made 23 saves.
Despite being off to a start of 10 victories in their first 13 games, some frustration has been brewing within the Komets’ locker room over the defensive play.

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