Updated: Saturday, 29 Dec 2012, 12:11 AM EST
Published : Friday, 28 Dec 2012, 11:42 PM EST
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Fort Wayne Komets (15-13-1-1) special teams paved the way with a power-play and a shorthand tally in a 4-1 victory Friday night over the Kalamazoo Wings (11-15-2-1) 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 13 th 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 (6 th).
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 (1 st) 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.
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