The Komets have scored three goals in their last four home losses and are 3-5-1 at Memorial Coliseum over their last nine games. They have scored 26 goals during those games, but 16 have come on the power play. If they don't score on the power play, they are not scoring.
I'll agree with Justin on this one, they really need a power forward. The two goaltenders this weekend left more rebounds than Shaq at the free throw line, but the Komets weren't able to get to them. The problem is that the second-hardest thing to find in minor league hockey next to an offensive defenseman is a power forward. Think there's any chance of talking Nick Bootland out of retirement?
Who'd have ever thought there would be concern over the Komets' forwards this season? Thank goodness for Leo Thomas who is saving the Komets right now.
Despite their home struggles, the Komets have won five of their last seven games, and are doing an exceptional job on the penalty kill.
Colin Chaulk said he was in so much pain Saturday night after taking a shot off his right ankle in the third period that he had to crawl into his house. He could barely push the brake and the gas on the way home. He iced the foot about two hours before gametime and then tried to skate on it a little bit before taking part in the first half of the warmups. He just couldn't push off on his right foot so he worked behind the bench for the second half of the game. He thinks he'll be ready to go Friday.
The Frankes offered free tickets to the 359 folks who are staying at the coliseum this weekend because of hte loss of power to their homes... WOWO was knocked off the air during the second period Sunday night and was not able to resume the broadcast... Sunday's crowd was announced at 6,497, and there might have been 4,500 people there. That's simply amazing considering the conditions outside. It's too bad the team's overall effort wasn't a little better to warm things up.