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Justin MacDonald has been fortunate find for the Komets

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There's kind of a funny story about how Justin MacDonald ended up playing with the Fort Wayne Komets. He was the star of the Komets' Game 5 win over Toledo on Saturday night which gave Fort Wayne a 3-2 series lead heading into Tuesday's Game 6 at Memorial Coliseum. On Dec. 28, MacDonald was on ...

Komets notes: Gabriel Desjardins is dominating in the playoffs

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Though he was voted the Komets' Most Valuable Player by his teammates, it's possible winger Gabriel Desjardins has lifted his play significantly higher during the playoffs. He's leading the ECHL in scoring with 14 points in 10 games, and he's also tied for the league lead at plus-10. He's a ...

Komets, Walleye await ECHL ruling on Daniel Maggio hit

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The Fort Wayne Komets may have to play tonight's Game 5 in Toledo without one of Friday night's heroes. The Walleye will surely ask the ECHL to review a second-period hit by Fort Wayne's Daniel Maggio on Toledo defenseman Simon Denis. With the score tied 1-1, the Komets turned the puck over ...

Michael Houser plays “closer” role to help Komets win Game 4

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After the Fort Wayne Komets gave up a third-period lead to lose Game 3, Michael Houser was not a happy goaltender. "It's like a closer in baseball, you like to go out there with a goal lead and not give them a sniff," Houser said. "I thought we all did a good job this game. We did a good job ...

Komets shock Walleye on the road to take series lead

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The Fort Wayne Komets might have been short-handed, but they sure weren't short-changed. The out-manned Komets shocked the Toledo Walleye 4-1 to win Game 5 in Toledo in Toledo on Saturday night and take a 3-2 ECHL Central Division series lead. Fort Wayne can finish the series ...

Komets lose Daniel Maggio for Game 5

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The ECHL has suspended and fined the Komets' Daniel Maggio for his second-period hit Friday night on Toledo defenseman Simon Denis. Maggio will miss tonight's Game 5 in Toledo with the series tied 2-2. Maggio hit Denis from behind while backchecking and Denis's head bounced off the ice. He did ...

Saturday’s lineup changes for Game 5

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As the Komets and Walleye prepare for tonight's Game 5 with the series tied 2-2, both teams are making some lineup changes out of necessity. Because Daniel Maggio is suspended for tonight's game, rookie forward Artie Tyanulin is taking his place. Tyanulin has two goals and four points in six ...

Komets’ postseason key is their forechecking game

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Gabriel Desjardins plays hockey like an attack dog, always moving, always chasing the puck, hitting opponents to force mistakes. If he was an actual dog, he'd probably catch the truck he was chasing. "I just love hard work," the Komets left wing said. "It's my thing and I've always been that ...

Roster updates heading into Game 4

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Heading into Friday's Game 4 tonight, the Komets have activated Justin MacDonald and placed Dennis Kravchenko on reserve. I've also heard that Daniel Petruzzelli will play tonight and Artie Tyanulin will sit. It'll be interesting who plays center tonight for the Komets because now their top ...