The Komets lead 4-1 after two but they could be in a bit of trouble. With defenseman Sergei Durdin serving a five-minute major for kneeing (it was ugly), Komets defenseman Kevin Bertram was called for boarding, giving the IceHawks 1:58 of a two-man advantage to start the third period. Durdin will likely be suspended for a while after this one.
Bertram also had to know that referee Scott Bokal was looking to make a call like that. The Komets have had a five-on-three earlier in the period and scored twice on it to take a 3-1 lead, and then scored just after a power play ended.
Former Komet Grant Richison is at the game tonight and he was talking about how much more he enjoys the games this year. Said he went to one last year, and has been to more than 20 so far this season.