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Tailing the Komets

Komets win 5-1 at Dayton

After losing at first-place Muskegon on Friday night, the Fort Wayne Komets bounced back with five-straight goals to win 5-1 at Dayton on Saturday night. Matt Syroczynski scored twice, Guy Dupuis, Sean O'Connor and Brandon Warner once to provide the offense as goaltender Nick Boucher made 27 saves.

The win gives the Komets 87 points on the season but they were unable to gain ground on Muskegon which won 3-1 at home against Quad City. The Lumberjacks have nine games remaining and lead the Komets by eight points. Fort Wayne has 11 games remaining, including today's 4 p.m. faceoff with Flint which was idle Saturday night.

Muskegon's magic number for clinching first place is 14 points. If the Lumberjacks go 5-4 over their final nine games, the Komets would have to earn 19 of a possible 22 points over their last 11 games to win first place because the Lumberjacks won the tiebreakers.

If the teams end up in a tie, the IHL tiebreakers are overall wins, the second is head-to-head wins and the third is fewest head-to-head regulation losses. The fourth is most goals, the fifth is head-to-head fewest goals against and the sixth is to flip a coin.

The schedule breaks the Komets' way with seven of the 11 remaining games at Memorial Coliseum, while Muskegon plays seven of its last nine games on the road.

Posted in: Komets


Sat, 03/27/2010 - 8:33pm

Will any of those home games have a musical chairs contest for us bloggers???

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 9:12pm

All right, this is boring, where's the Nellies? You're out there, where are you?

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 9:55pm

Boring??? here you go

Jim Playfair VS the son of Don Koharski... starts about 3 1/2 minutes into the clip.
Where is Jim Schonfield?


Sat, 03/27/2010 - 10:10pm

Good game by the Komets. The missed alot of open chances to score even though it was 5-1. When SYRO scored is first goal he did a sigh of relief... and i mean litterally!!! Bouch made some really good saves. Hara arena isnt bad, alittle chilly though since their is only heat in the lobby, from what i was told. The komets had good fan support tonight on the road. The PK unit did a very good job, the PP unit still needs some spark! As always Bobby was good and Shrocker was always hustling!!!! It was good to see everyone smiling on the bench in the 3rd looked like they were having fun. They still werent passing very good. But it was a good game, and had fun at a new arena!

Charlie I
Sat, 03/27/2010 - 10:16pm

The Nellies are on Cohn's blog.

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 10:19pm

The michigan wolverines hockey team could beat the komets!

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 10:56pm

Miami rips ice conditions at the coliseum, i guess the new 80,000 dollar snow machine didnt help the ice.

Sat, 03/27/2010 - 11:11pm

Just got home and man was that a iffy start to a game. Boucher looked like he couldn't see the puck for the first period. I am glad the KOmets offense picked it up for Boucher!!! Great place to watch a game but next time I will wear two pair of socks.

Mike sharp
Sun, 03/28/2010 - 12:05am

The ice is just as bad for EVERY Komet home game. I love how they are trying to blame it on having to take off the advertising and that the ice was "new" and hadn't been broken in. Nice excuse but it's BS. Ask any of the players, they'll tell you the Coliseum has the worst ice in the league except that of Dayton. I can't see the NCAA coming back to the Fort....

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 7:12am

I forgot to say how nice the staff was at Dayton. From the ladies at the ticket office who were very helpful with tickets on the phone, ("Oh honey! Don't worry about a sell out, we always have more tickets than people.") finding a nice place to eat, and even letting my four year old go into the pub to use the bathroom when he couldn't hold it till the doors opened. Even the security guard was giving out high fives by the time we scored our fourth goal. The fans were so nice, besides yelling at O'C, and commented how cool it was to see such a nice size crowd with the Komet fans there. I blew one guy's mind when I told him the size of our crowds. Great trip overall! It's always nice when we come home with a win and some White Castle in our bellies!!!!

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 7:42am

white castle + skyline chilli=*#@%!

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 9:25am

A needed win against a gutted Dayton team. I didnt listen, so no comments past that.

The only comment I will make about the NCAA's is that I have talked to ALOT of people who wanted to go; but passed after seeing the what they were asking for tickets... $36-$46 for adults is a lil steep for those wanting to check out college hockey for the first time.

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 9:29am

I'm sitting up here in Grand Blanc, Mi waiting to head over to perani's to watch the Komets and generals..should be a good game.


Sun, 03/28/2010 - 11:08am

i had some guys sitting in front of us... (right behind the Komet bench) the3y had no idea who either team was, they also asked if this was high school or college. I told him we were in the IHL he looked confused. Then i told him how big or arena was and how many fans we had. He also though the komets were from Alabama. Im just glad after the 1st period the got up and left.

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 11:34am

Great video Snuff, thanks for posting.

When Playfair took his jacket off I though he was going to do a Fairish (sp?).

Tim Hoke
Sun, 03/28/2010 - 12:19pm

36 to 46 for a single ticket???? That is absurd!!!!!!

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 12:35pm

Wow i cant spell today! Read what i mean not what i type haha

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:03pm

For those of you that missed it, this was the best part of yesterday's 2nd NCAA game.


Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:11pm

Just heard Chase use the word "solicitous". How dare he use a word I'm not familiar with. ;)

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:16pm

Wow. According to the score sheet, "New Player" just scored for Flint. You have GOT to be kidding me. :S

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:27pm

WOW--Come on Komets--get into the game! You can do it!

Charlie I
Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:44pm

New Player was probrably Olynyk (sp)

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:50pm

When you have the best two goaltenders in the league, why would you make one of them play 3 games in 3 nights?

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:53pm

Flint owns the komets/new player=Olynyk/Is woods playing?

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:55pm

Has woods listed in line up b2 canceled today's game

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 2:55pm

0-4 on PP and gave up a shorty...

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 3:13pm

"New player" was Olynyk. Chase was wrong, too, about one thing. Olynyk has not been with Flint all season.

Its sad to see the Komets season die right in front of us. This was a "game in hand" against Muskegon and Port Huron is playing Bloomington this afternoon. Remember earlier in the year when the K's went on the road and played real solid?

Tim, I'm not sure. Is the price you posted with the 50% discount they have been advertising?

Scooter, do you remember my post about hockey crowds sometimes being just a step above professional wrestling crowds? Some thought I was calling hockey fans "morons". That couldn't be further from the truth or I would be a "moron", too. (Eveybody can leave that alone. I know what you're going to say.) I think we all can remember times when we wish that those who have purchased tickets near us would've just stayed home.

Very disappointing Komet game. A couple of threads ago I warned everyone against taking Flint lightly. They know how to score. The powerplay for the K's is just inneffective. Ok, its only the first period. Lets see what Al Sims has done between periods to fire them up. Forty minutes to go. Boucher is out, Haun is in. Not all Bouch's fault but I'm surprised Boucher started three games in three nights on the road.

My daughter bought NCAA tickets for myself, herself, and my son. We had a good time last night. My prediction after just watching last nights action is that Michigan will win. Miami complained about the ice, yet it seems to me that Michigan just flew.

One last thing. The Coliseum's brand new Zamboni did not make an appearance during the second intermission of the second game. Does anyone know if it broke down? I'm looking forward to the final tonight although I wish it would start before 8pm on a Sunday night.

This has been a great week for me. Can't think of anything negative that I wish I could change. It would be a perfect week if the K's would put a bunch of goals in the net against Flint and pull this one out.

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 3:26pm

Yea Alan I remember. And im pretty sure he thought he was going to see a WWE match. I have no problem if someone doesnt know much about hockey i like to educate people when i can. But this group was just ridiculous. Im not putting this group down, because i think they had been drinking pretty heavy, but when i told the guy we were pro, he said "What like the Mighty Ducks" I laughed and said yea like the mighty ducks!

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 3:55pm

Alan, $36-$46 is what the paper had today for ticket prices on the front page of the sports section... If this is not true they blundered because that alone will keep alot of people from showing up tonight....

Sun, 03/28/2010 - 4:05pm

playing 3 men down is just to much to overcome in a 3 straight game set. Woods, Mac, and Leo all out even though point streak has Woods listed. Mac and Leo all offer something to the team that is not replaceable on a nightly basis. The main thing is make sure everyone is healthy for the play-offs.