The Komets won in Port Huron 3-1 tonight to pull within four points of the first-place IceHawks with a game in hand. Rick Varone, Olivier Legault and Mathieu Curadeau scored for the Komets who won for the 20th time on the road this season. That's the third season in a row they've done that.
"We had to come up here and win, and we got the win in the third," Komets coach Al Sims said. "It's a huge win for our group. I think a loss here could have made first place very unattainable."
Nick Boucher continued his mastery of Port Huron with 34 saves. The Komets are 12-2 over the past two years in Port Huron, and Boucher is 10-1. The Komets are 6-1 there this season, and Boucher is 5-1.
"He just continued with the way he's been playing," Sims said. "Over the last month he's definitely been the best goalie in the league by a mile and he proved it again tonight."
Sims also credited new defenseman Rod Aldoff with a strong performance.