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.”