Komets lose 5-4 in double overtime to Cyclones, fall behind 3-2 in best-of-seven series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Brian Diaby’s first goal of the postseason led the Cincinnati Cyclones to a 5-4 double overtime win over the Komets in Game 5 on Saturday.

It was the second game in a row the two teams had to settle the score in two overtime periods. Diaby’s goal 9:26 into 2OT led the Cyclones to their first win in three games.

Garrett Thompson (2) Shawn Szydlowski and Brett Perlini each scored for the Komets in the 2OT loss. Pat Nagle had 35 saves while Cincinnati’s Brad Thiessen turned away 41 out of 45 shots.

With the loss the Komets now look ahead to a must win Game 6 on Monday at the Coliseum. Puck drops at 7:30.

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