Komets captain Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock scored five times last year, through the course of 68 games. But in the first two games of this season, he’s found the back of the net twice. And the Komets have won twice.
 If this was just the first game of the rekindled Komets-vs.-Indianapolis rivalry, a taste of things to come, we may all need some oxygen masks and tickets to every remaining game between the teams.
The Komets open their 63rd season with a home-and-home series against the expansion Indy Fuel tonight at the renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum before returning to Memorial Coliseum to face the Fuel again Saturday.

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