The Komets all said they are excited for tomorrow night's game against Port Huron, which currently is expected to have a significantly smaller crowd than tonight's 9,461.
Kevin Bertram: "It's bigger than first place because it can set the tone for the playoffs."
P.C. Drouin: "I think it was on our minds tonight, really because we didn't play our best game. I was thinking about it a little bit."
Nick Boucher: "There's a lot on the line, and we have to rise to the occassion and enjoy it because I think we have a pretty dynamite rivalry going with those guys. It seems like we win all the time up there, and they've done a pretty good job down here beating us. I think we have to find a way to score more than two goals. If we can get three or four, I think that will probably be enough to win the way we've been playing defensively."
Sims: "It's just another must-game for our team. Everybody knows the importance of it and our guys will be ready to play their best."
We'll see how they come out. The last time, under very similar circumstances, the Komets came out flat against the IceHawks and blew a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 in a shootout.