We're coming up on the 20th anniversary of the Komets' Game 7 overtime win over the Indianapolis Ice in the first round of the 1991 playoffs. The Komets won a Game 7 overtime on the road, which they had never done before or since. There were five one-goal games and a two-goal game with an empty netter in the series and two of the games went to overtime. The road team won each of the last three games in three successive days.
It was also the most significant game in Komets' history. Why? Without it there never would have been the Anderson Game, or the renewed rivalry with Kalamazoo after Larry DePalma suckered Robin Bawa. Those came later that postseason. Later is also when the rest of Fort Wayne and not just the hardcore fans fell in love with the Komets. Average attendance that year was 4,798 -- until Colin Chin and Mike Stapleton got into a stick fight the last game of the regular season in Indy. Then each game of that series was a sellout in Fort Wayne. And the Komets might not have gained the playoff experience that carried them to the 1993 Turner Cup