Updated: Saturday, 20 Oct 2012, 11:50 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 20 Oct 2012, 11:50 PM EDT
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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The IceMen received their first point of the season against the Komets, but lost in a shootout that took all five shooters to decide.
For the third time in as many games, the IceMen allowed the first goal of the game. However, for the first time this season, the IceMen lead in a game.
With the score tied 1-1 in the second period, IceMen Center Brett Sonne scored his second goal of the season, on the power play. Evansville entered the third period with the 2-1 lead, but the Komets equalized just :38 seconds in when Fort Wayne Center Eric Giosa scored his third goal of the season.
The Komets scored a go-ahead goal at the 11:37 mark of the third period when Left Winger Josh Brittain tallied his first on the year. Answering for the IceMen was Right Winger Patrick Kennedy at the 13:21 point in the third period. This was Kennedy’s first goal as a member of the IceMen.
With the score tied at three apiece, overtime was inevitable. The overtime period featured defense as the teams combined for just five shots on goal.
The shootout, however, was all offensive. IceMen Forwards Dan Gendur and Dale Mahovsky scored goals. Goal scorers for the Komets in the shootout were Forwards Josh Brittain, Jean-Michel Rizk, and Colin Chaulk.
Returning in-net for the IceMen was rookie Paul Karpowich, who in his last appearance against Fort Wayne was pulled midway through the second period, was exceptional. Saving 33 of 36 shots, Karpowich racked up a .916 save percentage.
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