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Tailing the Komets

Komets rally to tie road record

The Fort Wayne Komets are inching closer to something they've never done in 57 years, win three-straight regular-season championships. The Komets rallied from a two-goal deficit with four goals in the third period Friday night to win at Bloomington 6-4. That win gives the Komets 98 points on the season and knocks their magic number for clinching the Huber Trophy to five points. The Komets lead Port Huron by five points with four games remaining for Fort Wayne and five for the IceHawks, who make up the game in hand on Sunday against Muskegon. Before that, the Lumberjacks come to Fort Wayne tonight and the IceHawks host Flint.

Last night's win was also the Komets' 25th road victory of the season, tying the franchise mark set in 2003-04. The Komets have one more road game remaining, Friday at Kalamazoo.

The Komets didn't play their best game against Bloomington, but still won their eighth game in a row overall, their eighth in a row on the road and their unbeaten streak was stretched to 14-0-1 over their last 15 games. The Komets have try to stretch their home winning streak to six games tonight.

"It was just our effort in the third period," Komets coach Al Sims said. "It was the biggest period of the year for us, and we resonded. It's a game you have to win. These teams come to play against us. They are loose and carefree, and it's a tough game as Muskegon found out in Flint."

David Hukalo, Mathieu Curadeau and P.C. Drouin each scored two goals apiece against Bloomington goaltender Jason Wolfe as the Komets out-shot the PrairieThunder 38-24. Nick Boucher made 20 saves to improve his recent record to 12-0-1 and win his 30th game of the season. Hukalo set his career-best with his 21st and 22nd goals of the season, as did Drouin with his 30th and 31st and Curadeau with his 33rd and 34th.

"We gave an extra effort and found a way to get it done," Sims said. "Guys believe in themselves and showed a lot of character by coming back."

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Blake Sebring
Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:08pm

So who's going to Kalamazoo next Friday?

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:10pm

Wow, all I can say is Wow! Can't wait for tomorrow night.

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:12pm

I will go to Kalamazoo if the Huber has not been locked up before that game. I have a feeling Al will rest guys for the last couple of games if he can. The record would be nice, but the Huber is more important.

Dave Wyss
Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:13pm

WOW Wee What a comeback Could not belive my ears We need to bottle that Intensity for the rest ofthis season. Currie's 4 points we can do it!! Bring on the PLAYOFFS we are ready.

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:20pm

I would love to go but would be way too tired, I can barely stay awake for our friday home games.

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:49pm

wow! news flash. legend in his own mind, jyan jorde waived by muskegon! splain that one lucy!

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:53pm

Chuckitt, old news, you been on siesta buddy? Don't you live on here 24/7?

Hit Somebody!!!
Fri, 04/03/2009 - 9:58pm

He stinks....that is all the explanation you need. He was over-hyped and lazy. The kid has talent, he just chooses not to use it. Funny that Flint claimed him on waivers.

The Komets are on fire.

Al should have got COY. I think that there is a bias against the Komets out there in the other 5 towns. They hate all that is orange and black.

B-Mac must play Saturday against the FuryJack. A statement needs to be sent to Dipuce and Later. I know how alot feel about fighting and such....but they shouldn't get away with trying to injure our players with 2-handed slashes from behind. If Brad Jones and Co. isn't going to police the ice...then B-Mac should. Steve Later has done this sort of thing all year long and gets away with it. He needs a serious beat-down.

Go Komets!!!

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 10:03pm

Right on Hit, couple of them fellas need a beating!

Somebody needs to smack Robin around too!

Fri, 04/03/2009 - 10:40pm

Consistency, I was reading the april 2006 archives and I hated the refs just as much back then! Which idiot do we get saturday, somebodys gotta know. Anyone out there print the programs. Regardless Mac needs to be out there, hope his cold in his kidneys is better.

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 12:14am

Hey, when the fighting is in direct retaliation for something, then I'm all for it. That's just hockey. Someone needs to step up the moment these things occur.

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 5:53am

Yes I would like to see Mac in the line-up but instead of putting it on Mac to police the ice all the time how about a guy like Bertram? He needs to step up in that department if Mac is not going to play. He is the only one in the line-up over the last couple of games that is capable of doing it.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 04/04/2009 - 9:00am

Capable....but willing? He is un-interested to drop them because he gets his butt kicked more times then not. No offense to him. But MacMillan needs to play. There is nothing wrong with rotating a guy for rest so that we can add protection to our best players...as well as our Goalie. We are one arse-clown running over our Goalie from being eliminated from the playoffs. Remember Muskegon 3 or 4 years ago? They ran FrenchFries and won the cup. I wouldn't put it past Ramsay. He has a screw loose. Did anyone notice what happened last night in Flint....or what happened Wednesday in Fort Wayne when Loser Later was chopping wood with his stick on the backs of legs and spins of our Komets? Did Bertram stand -up at that point? Did Brad Jones take a look into it? Answer to both is NO.

B-Mac must be on the ice tonight, or one or more of our star players will be targeted to be injured.

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 12:07pm

Burgee - I'm glad to see that someone else finally got B-Mac's Slap Shot reference. Everyone I told about that has looked at me like they have no idea what I'm talking about. If you can't quote that movie word-for-word they should take your tickets! Oh, and of course:

GO KOMETS!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 2:36pm

Foil up!

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 3:30pm

With us in the press box is injured Chiefs defenceman, Dave Carlson. Dave, is it tough sitting here watching your team lose like this? - Definitely, Jim. - You injured your knee in a game. - No. - No? I thought you had. No, I have a cold. You know, the runny nose and the sore throat. I went out in that storm there last week to start my car. I didn't have my jacket on. I think it's settled in my kidneys

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 3:33pm

I don't know about the team, but I get fired up each time Larry plays that clip on the scoreboard from Slap Shot. It sucks he has to bleep out half the clip though. It's a good thing he does, because no one wants to run the risk of people hearing strong language at a Komets game! Hahahahahahahaha! Speaking of strong language, any knowledge on the three blind mice, I mean, refs for tonight's game?

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 5:05pm

Mac is out for warm ups, I don't see Robinsissy opr Bart......my.