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Tailing the Komets


Jamie Lovell scored on this power-play goal, sneaking in from the point. He put this shot over Kevin Reiter's shoulder.

Posted in: Komets


Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 8:50pm

Pretty much a defensive struggle with the Komets trying to get out of their own zone against Bloomington's trap. Be interesting to see what adjustments the Ks make in the seconde period.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:11pm

Looks like the Ks are doing the old trap system that wasnt working before. Just dont look like they are checking like they were last weekend.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:12pm

Reiter is terrible. There's a high paid player we can get rid of. If he wants to play out with the rest of them fine but he makes for a worthless goalie.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:41pm

How can you say Reiter is terrible? He has a GAA of 2.80 and S% of .913. Can you do better than that? The goaltending is not the problem. We are second in the league with least goals against. If anything we need people who can score and keep the puck.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:43pm

Both teams are trapping RK. It's that kind of game.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:44pm

Sometimes the Ks go into the trap when they've had to kill off a lot of penalties, too, as a way to save the legs of some of the guys late in a period. It worked this time, but it doesn't always.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 9:50pm

I think Reiter would make a great forward or something but when the other team is in our zone, he's either behind the net with the otherteam all around him or clear out of the net. He gets way too far out and can't compensate for rebounds. To say he's terrible was a mistake but we need to tie him to the posts.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 10:12pm

Bloomingtons fifth goal proved my point perfecty

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 10:53pm

Reiter was indeed bad tonight.. On the season he has done well, but tonight..... not so much. I know everyone will crawl from the woodwork to clai it was the team the let him down, but come on.. Go asK him tomorrow yourself and see what he says,. He stunk tonight..

Everyone is aloud one though. He is a better goaltender than that, and i expect he will turn in many better performances in the future.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:00pm

OK, of the five goals allowed, which should he have stopped? The Booras one is an obvious one I'm sure he wishes he could have back.

FIrst goal, puck passed out front to Lovell 1 on 1 from 10 feet. He came out and Lovell did a great job of putting it over his shoulder. Nothing he could have done.

Another goal bounced in off Bobby Phillips' skate. Again, Reiter played it perfectly, the puck should have gone wide and nothing he could do on that one.

The other one was a 2-on-1 where Phillips took the outside man, leaving the inside guy 10 feet wide open from low slot. Again, nothing he could have done on that one, either.

Now, how many did he stop tonight that he probably shouldn't have? Five, six?

I don't care if you want to rip him, but c'mon, at least be fair about it. His entire team defense tonight was awful. How in the world do you give up a breakaway with 10 seconds left in a period after you have fought back to tie it up? Yeah, he stopped that one, too. He stopped a bunch of odd-man rushes tonight. At least give him credit for those. He kept his team in the game much longer than they deserved.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:11pm

I agree with you completely Blake

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:11pm

I'll be the first to give Reiter credit when he does well and the ones you mention were indeed very well tended. However, anytime they score, VERY rarely is Reiter touching blue. He always leaves the net wide open for rebounds. Also, the game tonight was not blown because of Reiter. IMHO PC cost us way more than Reiter did. Can that be agreed upon?

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:13pm

Am I honestly the only one that thinks he comes out from between the posts way too often? If I am I'll keep my opinion to myself, since I'm in the minority.

Blake Sebring
Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:14pm

I'm not disagreeing with you KFX, but really, tonight everyone on the ice was awful. To me, I'm not sure anyone stood out positively above the rest except maybe Tab Lardner. I give Bloomington a ton of credit for playing a perfect gameplan. The PT did a wonderful job, and Komets did an awful one.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:28pm

Only player that stood out tonight was Lardner. I always like him when he played for Port Huron. For the rest of the Komets they played awful and looked way out of their league. I think a few players need to pull their heads out of their butts and start playing hockey or the fans are going to stop coming to the games.

Fri, 12/03/2010 - 11:31pm

I'm in complete agreeance (is that a word? It's late...) with you, Blake. Tonight was a disaster for the whole team.

Andy Sherman
Sat, 12/04/2010 - 12:54am

PC, Leo, Curadeau=INVISIBLE. These guys are the highest paid players on the team, for what?! 6 or 7 goals all season! A joke......

Sat, 12/04/2010 - 3:27pm

Cannot put all the blame on "paperback". Roaming is his style and somtimes you get burned. Murray Bannerman was the same way in goal. All it got him was the job as starting goalie for the Blackhawks. Good defensive play by the d-men helps!

Blake Sebring
Sat, 12/04/2010 - 4:15pm