Komets rally from down 2 to win in OT

December 31, 2018

Lukas Hafner stopped 16 of 18 shots in his hometown of Toledo, and his teammates scored three unanswered goals in a 3-2 overtime victory for the Komets over the Toledo Walleye on Sunday night.

Jake Kamrass’ pass from behind the net set up Ryan Lowney for the winning goal 2:28 into the 3-on-3 overtime. His shot caromed off the crossbar and landed behind Toledo goalie Kaden Fulcher, who stopped 23 of 26 shots on a night his team played one man short of a full 18-player lineup and was missing several regulars.

Fort Wayne is 3-3-1 against Toledo this season.

The Komets (16-13-1) were without leading scorer Justin Hodgman, who completed his two-game suspension for swinging his stick at Kalamazoo’s Tanner Sorenson, and he’ll be available for today’s 7:30 p.m. New Year’s Eve game at Memorial Coliseum against the Brampton Beast.

Toledo (21-6-3) got the first two goals from Jordon Topping 2:57 into the first period and Justin Kea on a short-handed goal at 4:43. Fort Wayne’s Shawn Szydlowski answered at 16:37.

Cody Sol forced overtime with a power-play goal for the Komets 18:38 into the third period.

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