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Tailing the Komets

What's different tonight?

For one thing, their forechecking is smothering the Rush. How many times have you seen the Rush defensemen turn or stop in their own zone while carrying the puck up. They can't get through the neutral zone, and as soon as they get there, they just dump the puck in. The Rush are not a very good dump and chase team.

The Komets also came out playing tough right away, and Stephon Thorne and David Starenky made a big impact early. They talked and shoved after every whistle, and it seemed the Rush backed up a little.

This could also be an example where the long pregame festivities again may hurt the home team.

I haven't watched the whole game, but every time I tune in it seems the majority of play is in the Rapid City end. Komets just seem to have a lot more energy tonight.

Posted in: Komets


Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:55pm

Complete reversal from last night......

Rush controlled play for the first 10-12 minutes and then the Komets started taking over...

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:22pm

Rizk is going to be great need to put him in front of the net on the power play.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:34pm

It sounds like a very entertaining (and complete) game....

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:44pm

Artie gets number 4 leads the team in goals!!!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 11:45pm

Yeah! We needed that--great knowing that they know how to do it and have the talent--now getting the consistency would be a bonus.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 12:38am

I agree AC, would love to see Sims park Rizk's big frame in front of the net/goalie on the PP.....

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 2:21am

I listened to the first period, then had to leave. Came back a bit ago and saw the score....great.

Their announcer (listened to the RC broadcast) was sounding dismayed at their inability to get into the Komet's zone..

Splitting the series is OK with me, now win at Evansville and the two home games next week and I'll be thinking the team has gelled finally..

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 3:20am

Now where is Dr. Malcolm to explain again how "Chaos Theory" works? Lol. I had a feeling they would pound them tonight. Good job, guys.