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Tailing the Komets

So far...

Thank goodness for Icy and the lookalike, or this night would have been sleep-inducing. So far, I've nodded off twice. Komets are having a terrible time getting through and around the Thunder's size advantage. Fort Wayne has been very sloppy in its own zone.

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Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:50pm

Tonight is a perfect example of why this team won't go far even if we make the playoffs. We are nowhere near consistent.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 9:56pm

I think the problem is we have very few weekday games, unlike the rest of the league. We get hot for a weekend and then we dont play for 5 days... Hard to keep any momentum going when you have that much time in between games...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:00pm

K's score and then take a penalty right away.... Ugh!

Kill it off K's!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:32pm


Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:56pm

HOLY CRAP!!! You have got to be kidding me.... Awesome comeback for the K's!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 10:57pm

Komets Win! Wow, 5-4 SO after down 4-0 in 3rd.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:02pm

go figure. outplayed and out hit. comeback and win. i see a streak comming.

Mike in Toronto
Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:03pm

Kind of shows what a little character will do. Listened right from the start. Didn't sound good but we were getting some chances. "Squeezing their sticks" is what Bob said. Snake bit, all the cliches. I think JR1 has a great point. It has been a long time since last weekend. Weather, problems getting home etc. Posted too early, KometFanX. They were just getting the rust off. LOL. Great win. Let's smoke 'em tomorrow night.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:06pm

I really dont know what to say.....I'm so confused and perplexed....was it that we played so much better in the 3rd and got off a billionty shots or that they let up and let us back in....whatever it was I will take it.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:17pm

The first 5-10 minutes of tomorrow nights game could be pretty interesting...... I would look for Wichita to come out trying to just pound us into submission after tonights embarassing loss...

Bigger, faster and stronger teams shouldnt lose when up by 4 goals going into the third period and up 2 going into the last couple minutes of the game...

Left Wing
Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:22pm

I have not lived in The Fort for 15 years but have been to 1000 games since '62. This sounds like one of the great games of all time. What a come back!! I still listen to Bob and Robbie and watch CHLTV. I wish I could be at the MC Saturday night but I will be watching CHLTV. GO KOMETS!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:25pm

Bigger faster means squat on stat sheet. Komet Kharacter came out at last minute. Lol, got to put up the hands in this one and take the win. Epic Wichita, epic.
I hope 10,000 screaming kids jacked up on mountain dew doesnt make K's even more nervous to play infront of home crowd.
Go K's, but not this dramatic of a win.

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:32pm

So, orange_koolaid, you're saying that the fans are going to come at Wichita like a spider monkey?

Just curious - is this the type of win that can serve as a catalyst for a strong finish to what proved a very disappointing start?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:37pm

Anyone remember seeing the Kirk Gibson world series walk off homerun?
If you look at the camera shot of the outfield you saw hundreds of red brake lights in the parking lot.
Wonder how many were waiting to leave tonight in the last minute and rushed back in for the shootout.

Blake any chance of getting the radio call posted?

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:37pm

I just hope it jump starts them into winning more often at home....

Defense still scares the bejeepers out of me... This team has taken big strides in improving the offense while leaving the defense virtually unchanged...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:41pm

Turning point of the season.. One of the greatest comebacks in komet history for simple reason..not probable with the way they played. Character is what colin chaulk brought to this team.. GO KOMETS

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:48pm

Tab Lardner hasnt been too shabby in the character department either...

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:48pm

Tab Lardner is money. I could darn near hug the man. I looked at Mrs. Monkey after 4 mins had passed in the 3rd and said "Chaulk just went in the phone booth." When that dude finds overdrive and puts on the cape and becomes SuperChaulk... its over. Now that he's got a sidekick in Lardner, we're cooking...

I don't get overly excited about Komet wins or losses, but this one could have been a season changer.

O'Conner played like his job was on the line.

Boucher came up big in the shootout. Gotta love Nick's heart.

Bennefield is the biggest diving turd I've ever seen. Didn't like him in Rockford, hate him more after tonight.

apod. Shootout. score.

For a bunch of toughguys with a 4 goal lead, nobody was looking for a scrap. Schrock asked a few to dance...

Can't wait for tomorrow night.. I think its going to be a scrappy game.

Just in case I wasn't clear... LARDNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 11:49pm

Yes chip.

I wonder if this game will serve like 1-0 Joe did!!!!
I remember a down 4-0 comeback in a game against flint. Except that game we scored 4 in the final 10 mins. Keli Corpse was on the team then.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:05am

Oooops I forgot to praise Chaulk in my post. Blog foul on me ;)

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:13am

nothing makes any of you happy and none of you know how to appreciate a good game when you see one.the komets won iN SPITE of all you fair weather fans tonight.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:22am

Heck of a comeback game. We were totally outplayed the first two periods. I had written this one off, and then it began!

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:23am

WhooooHoooo--who would have thought--keep the Faith Komet fans---these players want to keep thier spots on a great team so competition is internal and external--it will work out like it should! Go Komets!!!

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:28am

Holy Crap....

I was upset and disappointed for about 58 minutes of this game.

It felt like the Wichita team had swallowed the Komets up and wouldn't let them out the majority of this game. We couldn't get past the big bodies, and they kept pounding us.

The ref in this game was awful.

The linesmen were 10x worse. Missed offsides....and waved off icings that were ridiculous.

But I have to say....this Komet team has heart......they just kept grinding and putting up the effort tonight. They didn't quit.

Amazing comeback against all odds.

I would have been satisfied even if they had lost in overtime getting one point out of this game....but they killed off the penalties in OT and kept fighting hard.

Apod getting the first SO goal was huge. It took the pressure off, and Guy stuck the fork in them. Bouch was huge in the SO.

Tab Lardner as it sits right now, is the best player on this team and my MVP.

Chaulk on this team is huge, can't say it enough. The dude has stones and leads very well.

Great comeback. Great game.

Tomorrow night, I would think that Wichita comes out looking to bloody the ice. They have a team full of cheapshotters and guys that will look to hack the Komets alive tomorrow night.

Hope the K's are willing to step-up the toughness tomorrow night, they will have their hands full....and I bet they have Powerplay opportunities galore tomorrow night too......

A win tomorrow night would be Gigantic.

Hit Somebody!!!
Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:30am


I smell a MORAN.... :)

Andy Sherman
Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:58am

JR1, you hit the nail on the head about our defense. We have no legitimate #1 or #2 stud d-men who can log tons of ice. Frankie is a #3 guy and the rest, including Dupuis are no better than #4 guys in this league. Look at Wichita's roster. Martens is a stud, Tetrualt is very good, and then they have 3 other solid d-men. This HAS to be addressed before the trade deadline. DO whatever it takes to get a stud or two in here. We have a surplus of forwards........Package something up to another team, 3 for one or something along those lines

Mike in Toronto
Sat, 02/05/2011 - 9:36am

I'm not falling into that one again Hit! LOL.

Mike in Toronto
Sat, 02/05/2011 - 10:45am

Just did some quick calculations. The teams (on paper) are the same height on average 6 ft even. But Wichita outweighs us on average 8 lbs.
That would usually mean we would have a little speed advantage.
To those who saw the game live were we really that much slower? First game of the week syndrome? Or home ice disadvantage?
Are we expecting a better skating effort tonight? JR1 had made that excellent point on another string about time between games.
Especially coming off such a big comeback win.

Sat, 02/05/2011 - 12:59pm

Mike, personally, I did not think we were skating slower, but we were definitely thinking slower. When we had possession of the puck, we couldn't seem to decide what to do with it. While we were trying to make up our mind, Wichita simply relieved us of the puck. Definitely think our crazy schedule this season has hurt us. When you go a week between games, you come out cold. With "Nasty" in our line up tonight, I think the whole complexion of the game will change. If we can get Ratchuk back for the rest of the season, we will be awesome!