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Komets win in shootout

The Komets came back from a 3-2 third-period deficit to beat Flint 4-3 in a shootout Friday night at Perani Arena. P.C. Drouin scored on a point shot off a Colin Chaulk pass with 6:25 left in regulation, and then Konstantin Shafranov was the only player to score in the shootout.

After getting out-scored 6-1 in their previous four road games, the Komets jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Shafranov and Frankie DeAngelis, but the Generals rallied with three goals in the second period. Then things turned around in the third period.

"Other than me tearing a strip off their back, I'm not really sure what was the difference,” Komets coach Al Sims said. “We came out and were a different team in the third. We did what we needed to do. We needed to get more involved in the game, get more physical and work harder. When we did, we dominated.”

Fort Wayne controlled the third period, out-shooting the Generals 13-5 and then 3-1 in the overtime. Tim Haun made 29 saves and then stopped all three Generals participants in the shootout.

“Timmy played really well,” Sims said. “They could have scored eight goals in the first two periods, but he was great. He stopped a breakaway and a couple of 2-on-1s in the first period and kept it up throughout the game.”

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Sat, 11/07/2009 - 2:07am

I have to admit that I had my doubts there for a while, but they pulled it out. Timmy was superb, but yeah, I'm sure Al had a thing or two to say during that second intermission. BTW, It sounded like Shafy's shootout goal was pretty sick. Any video of that?

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 2:09am

And Alan... Please pick up the white courtesy email. Alan, please pick up the white courtesy email. Thank you.

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 7:41am

Ok I have a question

Mac got 15 games suspension last week mostly for leaving the penalty box

Now last night in musky game
Muskegon - Todd Robinson - (Leaving Penalty Bench), 2 min, 0:31

Is there a suspension coming, its only fair

Blueline Baby
Sat, 11/07/2009 - 8:13am

LOL....Alan, trust her on this, you'll want to pick up the email! Can't wait for this! I'll have to make it upstairs for this one. Glad it's not Halloween.

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 10:54am

Syroczynski got the winning goal for Norfolk last night against the W-B/Scranton Penguins. (coached by Todd Reirden)

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 11:35am

Hi Wendy and Blueline Baby. I saw that Wendy left a message for me on the other blog. I answered her at about 430am. I'm not sure how she could have sent an e-mail to me since she does not know my e-mail address. I also checked a few minutes ago to see if my response back to her was answered. It had not been. I'll check back every once in a while. In the meantime, you guys have a great and safe weekend.

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 1:54pm

J -- If I am reading the Muskegon/Dayton sheet correctly it looks like Todd Robinson left the box (early) before his 2 minutes were up. Which would get him another 2 minute penalty. Since I was enjoying the Komet game in Flint I can not be positive. That sure is what it looks like. There is a difference than leaving to get into another altercation. While I wish your were right because I would love to have him setting out 10 games. I am affaid he most likely will not be.

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 8:57pm

Hello ft wayne, cant wait to come back and rock the jungle again, see you soon

Sat, 11/07/2009 - 9:53pm

Alan, FYI... If one asks nicely and has a good reason, Blake will forward email messages.

Big Snake's Mother
Sun, 11/08/2009 - 12:22am

Robin, get off the internet.. its past your bedtime.. Do you want me to send JungleMonkey up to your room to take care of this?

Blueline Baby
Sun, 11/08/2009 - 3:36pm

Thanks, Alan....that was nice of you to answer. Hope to see you on later this season, anyway. And It has been a nice weekend, but next one will be better, with 2 games here in town! (although I'll only make it to the Friday night one, since I'll be at the Sharks VS Blues game in St Louis on Saturday night, so I suppose that's an ok reason to miss...) I'll keep track. Hopefully someone can text me and let me know the score. I need a phone with internet!

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 1:36am

BB--Don't forget to wear your Komets Swag in St. Louis. Maybe you will be seen on Fox Sports Midwest. The Verizon Fios customers might be able to see a Ft Wayne Komets fan at the game.

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 5:24am

I have Danny Heatley on my hockey league+ Iginla,Nash, Carter,Stamkos