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Komets fall in game 1 in OT

05/13/2018 8:10 AM -

Fort Wayne, IN-- The Komets dropped game 1 of the Western Conference Finals at Colorado Saturday night 3-2 in overtime. 

Dan Maggio gave the Komets the lead at 16:34 of the first period on the power play but Colorado's Michael Joly evened the score two minutes later on an Eagle's man advantage.

Gabriel Desjardins scored his seventh of the playoffs at 3:49 of the second period to give the Komets a 2-1 lead going into the second intermission.  Joly scored the only goal of the third period at 10:40, short-handed, to send the game into overtime.  Joly made it a hat trick for the night with the game winner at 3:25 of the extra session.

Fort Wayne goaltender Michael Houser suffered his second overtime loss of the post season making 30 saves on 33 shots.  Netminder Joe Cannata logged the win for Colorado allowing two goals on 25 shots.

Game 2 is Sunday night at 9:05 ET at Colorado.  The series will switch to Fort Wayne for games 3 and 4 this week on Wednesday and Friday.  If game 5 is needed, it will be skated Saturday in Fort Wayne at 7:30pm.

Tickets for games in Fort Wayne Wednesday and Friday are on sale at the Coliseum ticket office. Season tickets for 2018-19 with special early bird pricing 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.

2018 ECHL KELLY CUP WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
FORT WAYNE KOMETS VS COLORADO EAGLES
Colorado leads best-of-seven series 1-0

Game 1-  Saturday, May 12............

Fort Wayne 2 at Colorado 3, OT

Game 2-  Sunday, May 13...............

Fort Wayne at Colorado, 7:05pm MT

Game 3-  Wednesday, May 16........

Colorado at Fort Wayne, 7:35pm ET

Game 4-  Friday, May 18.................

Colorado at Fort Wayne, 8:00pm ET

Game 5-  Saturday, May 19............

Colorado at Fort Wayne, 7:35pm ET*

Game 6-  Tuesday, May 22.............

Fort Wayne at Colorado, 7:05pm MT*

Game 7-  Wednesday, May 23........

Fort Wayne at Colorado, 7:05pm MT*

*If necessary. 
All games on WOWO AM 1190, FM 107.5 and streaming live at www.komets.com.



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