Colin Chaulk got called for a kneeing major/game misconduct in the first minute, and then Missouri scored twice on the power play. The Mavericks have three power-play goals so far. Komets cut the margin to 3-2 at one point.
Looks like the start-of-the-week jinx is continuing and we'll have to see if their trend of not coming back when they trail after the first period continues as well.
I thought the game misconduct was the correct call. The only good thing about it is the Missouri player who was injured returned to the game so that would likely negate any extra suspension.
The Komets actually extended the power-play time against them on that play because did not replace Chaulk with a body in the penalty box, meaning they could not go back to full strength until there was a stoppage in play. Because there was no one to come out of the penalty box, the power play extended a few seconds.