4/2 Inside The Zone – Komets Hockey


The Komets gained three points in three games for the third consecutive week and improved to 44-19-6 and 94 points after 69 games.


Week 25 began with the Komets edging the visiting Kansas City Mavericks 2-1 Wednesday.  Friday the Komets earned a point in a 3-2 overtime loss at Cincinnati.  The Komets capped the week with a 5-1 setback at Indy Saturday snapping a streak of eight straight one-goal games.


For the week Justin Hodgman led with four points scoring a goal and adding three assists with points in each game.  Daniel Maggio also had points in each game notching a goal and two assists.  Garrett Thompson also marked in each game dishing three helpers while Cody Sol and Jason Binkley each contributed goals.  Goaltender Michael Houser appeared in two of three games posting a 1-0-1 record, 2.13 goals-against average and .931 save percentage.


This week the Komets will conclude the regular season schedule with three games in three nights starting with a 7:15pm faceoff at Toledo Friday.  Saturday the Komets return home to host the Wheeling Nailers at 7:30pm before finishing the regular season slate Sunday when Cincinnati visits for a 5pm faceoff.


Playoffs open Saturday, April 14— The Komets will have home ice advantage in the first round of the Kelly Cup playoffs.  Opponent is yet to be determined, but the first two games of the best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinals series will be played in Fort Wayne on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. Game dates and times for games 3-7 will be announced when the Komets’ opponent is officially determined.

Get your tickets early Tickets for this weekend’s final two home regular season games and tickets for the first two Komet home playoff games are on sale at the Coliseum Ticket Office.  Season tickets for 2018-19 are also on sale a the Komet office at 1010 Memorial Way in Fort Wayne.  For more information visit the Komet office, Komets.com or call 260-483-0011.


Komets leaders— Shawn Szydlowski leads with 30 goals, 47 assists, 77 points, +40, six game winning goals and 228 shots…..Garrett Thompson leads with seven power play goals….Cody Sol leads with 109 penalty minutes….Ryan Culkin leads Fort Wayne defensemen with 11 goals, 27 assists and 38 points.


Streaking Komets— Daniel Maggio has a four-game point streak (3g, 1a)…..Justin Hodgman has points in three straight games (1g, 3a) and Garrett Thompson has a five-game point streak (3g, 4a) and five-game road point streak (2g, 5a).


OT— After going 58 games needing extra time on only six occasions, the Komets have gone to overtime six times over the last nine games.  The Komets overall are 6-6 in games needing extra time (5-5 in overtime, 1-1 in shootouts).


Serving up thirds and more— The Komets have scored at least a goal in the third period the last six straight games.  The Komets have an ECHL third period high of 114 goals and rank second with 95 goals in the second period.  Overall, the Komets continue to lead the league in goals scored with 276 after 69 games.  The Komets have score at least two goals in 65 of 69 games played (44-15-6) and have been held to one goal in only four games (0-4-0).  The Komets are 39-1-0 when scoring four goals or more in a game.

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