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Tailing the Komets

Komets beat Dayton 3-2

Komets coach Al Sims was much happier with his team's pefromance Saturday night after the Komets beat Dayton 3-2 on the road.

``We played really well defensively,'' Sims said. ``Timmy (Haun) was good on the few chances we did give up, and all the veterans really came to play tonight. We played really well. I don't think they got in our end once over the last minute and a half.''

The Komets got a quick lead on Colin Chaulk's goal off the back of Dayton goaltender Ryan Mior 40 seconds after the opening faceoff. After getting hit with a vicious high stick from Dayton's Pierce Norton in the first period, P.C. Drouin came back to score in the second period and give the Komets a 2-0 lead.

Chaulk scored again midway through the third period to give the Komets a 3-1 lead before Dayton scored 30 seconds later, but the Gems couldn't threaten Haun after that. Haun made 33 saves as the Komets were out-shot 35-28.

``We wanted to get three out of six points this weekend so the guys knew this was a must-win for us,'' Sims said. ``They came out very focused.''

The Komets are off until Wednesday when they travel to Quad City. Fort Wayne gained two points on first-place Mus

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Sat, 02/20/2010 - 11:53pm

Why is OC fight Olnyk? And how did he do? Nice win for the K's they needed a W

Hit Somebody!!!
Sun, 02/21/2010 - 12:05am

He lost the fight, but he held on for dear life. Woods went after Olnyk later in the 2nd to repay him. Actually Leo took a cheapshot and it looked like OC stood-up for Leo. That is from watching a bad B2 feed though.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 12:23am

Good I am glad somebody takes a stand if someone gets a cheap shot...How Did Woods do against Olie...Last time those two fought Woods TKO him

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 12:27am

Why was Mac a Scratch tonight? Hope he is not in Sims doghouse...Because I can think of a few others that should be

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 1:32am

OC did go after Olnyk after he hit Leo from behind at the blue line. OC did ok for not being a fighter, but did lose the fight. Woods then fought Olnyk, and I don't remember seeing Olnyk in the game after that. While he was in the box he kept wiping his nose.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 2:54am

Just a rumor that I heard at the game tonight is that Franke thinks Mac might get suspended...but if he isn't yet why wasn't he playing? I heard his face was pretty swollen after last night and if he isn't suspended he is just out for that one game. But like I said, I heard it from another person, so it's just A RUMOR.

PC left a lot of blood on the ice and all over his jersey after his high stick, but came back out quickly with a great goal. OC did alright in the fight. Woods and Olnyk were talking and dropped the gloves right when the puck dropped.

Who can't wait for Phillips to return!?!? ME! ME!

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 3:15am

Chase was saying something about Brad having some lingering problems from the high stick he received. Something about headaches and such. He said they were just playing it safe by scratching him, but it did make me wonder if there was anything more to it.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 4:02am

And way to go, PC. :)

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 6:15am

Anyone else think its telling that the coach had to mention that the vets really came out ready to play last night??? Kinda echo's what alot of fans have been critical of about the K's this year.... Inconsistancy and lackluster veteran play, besides Thomas, IMO.

Good and needed win for the K's against a team that has given them fits this year.

IMO, no reason for MacMillan to get suspended...

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 11:14am

Don't know JR, I tend to think not a whole lot of thought goes into comments made right after a game. Word smithing and spin are more likely to happen in press releases. Hasn't it been a theme with Al for some time now that the vets aren't producing the way they should? On the other hand it would also be easy to agree with you, maybe he wanted to publicly give credit and encouragement.

An observation from last night. I was sitting right behind the K's bench and something I noticed. The players seemed to be up tight, they didn't seem to be loose or relaxed at all. Some smiles from time to time but generally very serious, almost worried expressions. Any one else notice this or am I misreading things?

The bus trip was great, thanks Dennis. Only one issue. The bar at a Holiday Inn was offering $2.00 drafts after the game if you had a ticket. I thought it would have been great to stop and have a few cold ones for the trip home. Dennis suggested we didn't have the time but it might be nice if we could get them to go. I suggested it to the fans on my bus and they agreed as long as I was buying. We didn't stop.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 1:50pm

I just hope that MacMillan is used as a scapegoat for the lack of motivation that others have.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 4:32pm

Steve-Thanks, I did offer to get 56 drafts to go if we called ahead. That didn't go over very well either. I didn't sense the tightness but did sense the determination the team had to win the game. They played very good defense the last 5 minutes in controling the zone. OC is not a fighter but he sure did stick up for Leo Thomas. Woods just cleaned his guys clock. I think Schock won his fight also. It was a very good trip. There may have been 250 Komet fans there all together. THe team knew we were there. That's for sure and they appreciated it very much.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 4:32pm

The hit on Leo wasn't a cheap shot. Leo had his head down & his back was to Olynk, who hit him cleanly with a shoulder. O.C. took exception to the hit & dropped 'em.
I was more upset about the quick whistle in the 2nd that saved the Gems from being down 3-1 a lot sooner. The puck was shot & just barely got to Mior when the whistle was blown, unfortunately, less than a second later it came through the five hole into the back of the net, but the play was dead by the ref's whistle.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 02/21/2010 - 4:41pm

As far as the Olnyk fights, O'Connor did his best, but he's no tough guy. He just stood up for a teammate that got jumped with a cheapshot, and for that, I applaud him. Yep, he got beat in that fight, but that's ok. He was closest. As far as Woods, oh yeah, he whooped Olnyk, and Olnyk did not return. (I was there.) It was hilarious....Woods was leaning out of the penalty box jawing at him for a bit after they were sent there. It's weird, there's no glass on the front of their sin bins. I've never seen that before.

Blueline Baby
Sun, 02/21/2010 - 4:47pm

I don't know....from where I was sitting, it looked like a crosscheck. I'm no expert though, but that's what everyone around me was saying. He hit him from behind with a parallel stick....I'm not sure, but that sounds like a crosscheck to me. I could surely be wrong, though, and I'd have to see a replay to be positive. I've been wrong in the past, I'll be wrong in the future, and this is the fastest game I have ever watched!!

I am happy that Woods took his man to the box with him, though....no one can complain about him from last night.

Sun, 02/21/2010 - 7:31pm

I don't think that it was a cross check to Leo, but it was a cheap shot. If Leo had his head down or not it was a hit from behind. If a player can see the numbers on the back of the jersey they should not make contact with the player it is a good way to hurt the player. I think OC did what a teammate should do, stand up for each other.

Blueline Baby
Mon, 02/22/2010 - 8:32pm

Agreed, ggeiselman, about seeing the numbers on the back of the jersey....I could not swear about the stick myself, that's just what a few people around me said when it was all said and done. I do know Thomas had his back to me because I knew who got hit from behind....I could see his number. Oh well, it's over now, and I think OC did as well as he could. Truth be told, he did not do that badly, all things considered. I would rather have Mac, Woods, or Schrock over him in a fight any day, but I'd take OC over no one in a heartbeat. :)