Some random thoughts:
* The Komets think by the time all the money is gathered, around $10,000 will have been raised tonight for the families of fallen soliders. That's fantastic.
* Grant Richison looks like he could still play.
* How much has Jake Pence improved. He's probably been the Komets' best defenseman during the last two or three weeks.
* Bet Sergei Durdin is going to have to sit out a bunch of games for that knee-on-knee hit with Brent Hughes.
* How about all the guys who had to step up in unfamiliar spots tonight because of the penalties, particularly on the defense. Kevin Bertram on the power play, Pence and Maksim Shirokov on the power play.
* The discussion on Durdin's major, according to Al Sims, was that none of the officials were quite sure who the penalty was on. They believed it was on Durdin since he was involved in the ensuing fight, but no one was sure. Sims said he didn't see it so he wasn't even sure. The video tape is pretty clear, though.
* So did you like those uniforms or not?