Komets extend Kalamazoo winless streak in 4-1 win

KALAMAZOO, Mich – The Fort Wayne Komets special teams paved the way with a power-play and a shorthand tally in a 4-1 victory Friday night over the Kalamazoo Wings at Wings Stadium.
 
Skating below the left circle, Thomas Beauregard snuck the puck on Fort Wayne’s second shot of game past the Joel Martin 12:41 into the opening period for his team-leading 13th goal of the season to give the Komets an early 1-0 lead.
 
Too aggressive on their power-play early in the second period, a cross rink pass by Kalamazoo turned into an odd-man rush and a shorthanded tally by Brent Smith (6th).
 
The Komets extended their lead to 3-0 with 4:17 remaining in the second frame, when Brandon Marino picked up his second assist of the game by creating a turnover in the K-Wings zone and sending it to Eric Giosa for the forward’s fifth-goal of the season.  
 
Kalamazoo’s lone goal occurred midway in the third, as Mike Matczak (1st) struck with a power-play marker.
 
Giosa tacked on his second-tally of the night in the waning moments with an empty-netter to close out the scoring.
 
Kalamazoo will travel to the Huntington Center tomorrow, Saturday, December 29th for a 7:05 p.m. encounter against the Toledo Walleye.
 
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