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Fuel Shut out by Komets in Lone Weekend Match

April 17, 2021 - ECHL (ECHL) - Indy Fuel News Release

INDIANAPOLIS - Playing their only game of the weekend, the Fuel hosted their I-69 rival Fort Wayne Komets on Saturday night. Fort Wayne would get out to the early lead in the first period before building on that lead in the second and third periods and taking the 4-0 win.

Although outshooting the Komets through the first 10 minutes of the game, Fort Wayne would have the better chances, hitting the post twice. It would take until the dying seconds of the period before anyone got on the board when Fort Wayne's Anthony Petruzzelli put home a rebound, sending the Komets into the locker room leading 1-0.

After both teams traded chances throughout the second period, it would take until 3:41 remaining in the period before anybody was able to score. Taking advantage of an odd-man rush, Fort Wayne's Marco Roy fed a streaking Olivier Galipeau and he beat Bakala with a wrist shot to take the 2-0 lead.

Fort Wayne would be the first team to get on the board when Brandon Hawkins stole a puck in the Fuel offensive zone, streaked down the ice and beat Bakala with a wrist shot. Indy would have multiple power-play chances throughout the remainder of the period but Robbie Beydoun and the Komets penalty kill would hold them off. After an Indy turnover in their defensive zone, Justin Vaive one-timed a puck past Bakala to take a 4-0 lead.

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