Fort Wayne Komets
Updated: Saturday, 24 Nov 2012, 12:29 AM EST
Published : Saturday, 24 Nov 2012, 12:29 AM EST
Kalamazoo, MI- Taking over the game in the third period, the Kalamazoo Wings (9-8-0-0) score three unanswered to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets (8-6-0-1) Friday night at Wings Stadium.
The opening period was dominated by penalties and power play goals. Fort Wayne got the early go-ahead goal when Jean-Michael Rizk found himself all alone in the slot off a face off, and he made no mistake sliding in his sixth-goal of the campaign.
Kalamazoo would have the special teams answer when they earned a power play after Joe Charlebois took a high stick in the corner.
Recent addition, and former K-Wing, Mitch Versteeg ripped a shot from the point that was deflected by John Armstrong (2nd). Armstrong’s tally tied the game 1-1 heading into the intermission.
Keeping momentum of their side early in the second period, K-Wings leading scorer Brett Lysak snapped his second longest scoring drought of the season (4 games) netting his eighth goal of the year on a rebound 2:10 into the stanza.
One of the biggest nemeses of the K-Wings evened the contest for the Komets moments later, as Thomas Beauregard (7th) blasted a one-timer over the shoulder of Joel Martin. Beauregard has scored five of his seven goals this season against Kalamazoo.
Armstrong (3rd) gave the K-Wings the lead for good 6:07 into the third period with a breakaway marker that was created by a neutral zone steal from Aaron Clarke. All three of Armstrong’s goals this season have come against the Komets.
Just over two minutes later, Clarke (6th) put the game out of reach from a backdoor pass from Kory Karlander.
Capping off a stretch of three goals in 3:12, Lysak tacked on his second goal of the contest that was created with a cross rink pass from Darren Archibald.
Martin (7-5-0-0) improved his record of 4-0-0-0 against the Komets and helped the K-Wings regain third place honors in the North Division with a 37 save performance.
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