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Tailing the Komets

Not too happy in the locker room

The Komets were happy that they won Thursday's game 3-1 over Bloomington, but they also realize the Blaze are on a 10-game winless streak. The Komets didn't play their best and it almost cost them.

``We didn't play our best game tonight,'' coach Al Sims said. ``Obviously, the first period we had a lot of shots, and a lot of quality chances that we gave up shooting to pass the puck. That was the theme all night, we didn't want to shoot the puck.

``It's dangerous. They are desperate. It's like a cornered dog. They are trying to get points any way they can. Emond played a tremendous game for them to give them an opportunity.''

Brent Henley: ``We were good the first two periods, but in the third period we gave up way too many chances. On home ice, the last change, turnovers, scoring chances that we shouldn't give up. If we do that against Rapid City, Evansville, they are burying more than one in that period. We have to tighten that up.''

Kaleigh Schrock: ``We kind of played to their level a bit tonight. They did a good job. They found a way to stay in the game, and that's how they are going to beat you. We just have to start capitalizing on the opportunites when we get that many shots.''

Colin Chaulk: ``YOu see it all the time when you don't bury a team when you have opportunities. Slowly the

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Thu, 11/24/2011 - 11:10pm

I agree, shoot shoot SHOOT S H O O T

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 11:31pm

Schrock was there tonight?

Thu, 11/24/2011 - 11:55pm

I am a fan of Schrock but he has got to start becoming more of an agitator and when team needs a spark or has to take notice of a hard check put on a team mate then he needs to do something. And Thorne has to play that way to. Right now that third line is not noticeable on the ice.

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 6:36am

Schrock is not being ALLOWED to play his game this season... Such a shame.......

Anyone else besides the Blaze in town last night and the K's would have gotten their tails handed to them... Boucher fought the puck all night long giving up rebound after rebound, Chaulk looked lost out on the ice and was of our worst players last evening (the first time I have ever said that), new defensive pairings with Molle and Starenky (go figure) going on IR had trouble all night getting the puck out of the D zone, players giving up the puck all night long who had great scoring opportunities, etc...

Thankfully, the Blaze were in town and the K's got the win despite everything... They need 2 more wins this weekend to keep pace with E-ville and Missouri...

Go K's

Ricky L Capps
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 8:05am

Man sure was glad Nick was at his best last night, it should of been like 6-2 Blaze!! Great job Nick!! Lets Go Komets!!!

andy sherman
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 8:49am

JR1, how is Schrock not "being allowed to play his game"?? LOL. He's playing a lot for not producing much at all. What more do you want. It's up to HIM to start playing his game. Stop making excuses for the hometown kid. It's no one else's fault but his own. Ricky, I agree, both goalies played great tonight.

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 9:22am

Making excuses for no one andy sherman least of all a 'hometown kid'... Do some research, open your ears and listen and you will find the meaning behind my statement pertaining to Schrock...

Fri, 11/25/2011 - 12:56pm

Several comments have been made that Schrock and Thorne are not being "allowed" to play their game. I have to assume that this comes from bloggers questioning the coaching. What I cannot understand is why all of a sudden would a coach tell two of his players to "not play?" Schrock played his style of game in the past seasons under the same coach. I don't know enough about Thorne's past style of play to comment on his current play.

Mike sharp
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 11:44pm

Exactly...the players are the ones on the ice, not the coach. If a guy isn't doing his job, it's his own fault, not someone else's...funny how people are quick to criticize some other players for not producing but in this case, but apparently the fans are blaming the coach for this one.

Mike sharp
Fri, 11/25/2011 - 11:46pm

And just to clarify JR, are
You implying that Sims has told Schrock not to fight? Or how about not score? Lol

Sat, 11/26/2011 - 5:00am

Nope, you all are jumping to that conclusion and I never mentioned Thorne. .. Thorne, imo, is still learning to play the pro game...