Komets, Cyclones have a chippy history leading up to playoff series

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Fort Wayne and Cincinnati are meeting in the Kelly Cup Playoffs for the third time in the last five years. The Komets defeated the Cyclones 4 games to 3 in the 2016 Western Conference Quarterfinals while the Cyclones prevailed 4 games to 2 in the 2014 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
 
The Komets led the ECHL in the regular season with 4.03 goals per game and had the league’s leading scorer, Shawn Szydlowski, who posted 79 points (31g-48a) in 64 games. Former Cyclones’ goaltender Michael Houser had a strong season in net for Fort Wayne, and was tied for third in the league with 28 wins.
 
Cincinnati is led by All-ECHL Second Team honoree Jesse Schultz, who had a league-leading 57 assists while ranking second with 75 points. ECHL Rookie of the Year Justin Danforth was third among rookies with 28 goals and 59 points in just 44 games while Justin Vaive was tied for third in the league with 12 power-play goals.
 
The Komets went 4-3-2 against Cincinnati while the Cyclones were 5-4-0 against Fort Wayne. Szydlowski was Fort Wayne’s top offensive performer in the season series with 12 points (4g-8a) while Schultz paced Cincinnati with 10 points (3g-7a).
 
Game 1 – Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 2 – Sunday, April 15 at 6 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne
Game 3 – Thursday, April 19 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Cincinnati
Game 4 – Saturday, April 21 at 7:35 p.m. ET at Cincinnati
Game 5 – Sunday, April 22 at 3:05 p.m. ET at Cincinnati (If Necessary)
Game 6 – Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)
Game 7 – Wednesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fort Wayne (If Necessary)

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