Nick Boucher comes off IR on Wednesday, Konstantin Shafranov is eligible Monday, Rick Varone can go on Tuesday and Brad MacMillan's 15-game suspenion is done.
Other than that, I got nothing else positive for you as the Komets lost to Port Huron 2-0 on Saturday night. It had been four years since the Komets had been shut out on the road before their game Dec. 5 at Dayton, and now it has happened in back-to-back road games for the first time since November, 2004. Yikes!
Only 23 shots on goal Saturday night. After a 7-2-0 start, the Komets have gone 5-6-1, scoring only 26 goals.
The Komets are averaging just 2.61 goals per game this season, while giving up a league-low 2.52 per game. Take away a pair of shootout goals the league counts toward the Komets totals and it's actually 2.52 goals for and 2.52 goals against right now. The Komets' all-time record for lowest goals against average is 2.37 in 2003-04 so that tells you how well they are playing defensively. To put the lack of offense in perspective, the Komets' record for fewest goals per game in a season is 2.83 in 1956-57!
To put it quite simply, the guys who are making all the money on this team have to be the ones to find a way to put the puck in the net.