1. How darn good is Rob Nolan for Flint? Komets should have had seven goals tonight, but he just kept robbing them. That kid is amazing. This could have been another 10-1 game very, very easily, but he was a one-man team in his own end.
2. How darn good is Tim Haun right now? He is a rock in the nets. He reminds me of Kevin Reiter a few years ago when he was on his hot streak, or Bruce Racine the way he is projecting calm out there. Tim just makes the really good saves look so routine because he's so under control. I think he's giving his teammates a lot of confidence.
That said, how right was I about calling this a potential trap game? Komets better figure out why they struggle so much early in the first game of the week and do something about it. They had tons of scoring chances, but they gave up quite a few, too. If you had not looked at the scoreboard, this might have been a game where you thought the opponents had a much better chance to win from the flow of the game on the ice. If the Komets play like that the rest of the weekend, they could lose one or two games.
One of these days, all those minor penalties by the veterans is going to kill them in a game. They MUST find a way to be more disciplined. It's not the younger players who are getting them in trouble with that, either like you might expect.