I can tell you the guys in the dressing room were thrilled with his performance. They were also glad to have Denis-Pepin back tonight.
First, Scott Fleming's shot just missed giving the Komets the lead with less than three minutes left.
Then Andrey Makarov never saw the game-winning goal with 1:52 left.
On Jace Coyle's power-play goal.
Komets are doing a better job lineup up at their own blue line and forechecking against the Everblades who are probably the ECHL's top road team with a 9-2-0 record. They have the league's top scorer in Matthew Pistilli and the top goaltender in Kristers Gudlevskis.
JR, last week you asked about what the Komets' obligations were to their NHL-affiliated players if they wanted to move them. According to David Franke, they could not just trade them or put them on waivers without first talking with the parent team. The parent team would probably need to recall them first in either situation and then could assign them to a new team in the case of a trade. Either way, the player would get paid under his NHL contract.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, I hope you get to spend the day with your family before coming to the coliseum and spending the evening with your other family.
I'm always and especially thankful this year for wonderful, amazing, loyal friends. Thank you for all the support and friendship. God Bless.
Former Komets Brad Aitken and Darren Banks included.
``I know Nick is going to do great things this year. There's a reason I worked so hard to get him this year, but it's just one of those things. I know he's going to be good in Elmira and I wish him nothing but success. A change needs to be made in our locker room. It's something I've been noticing and it needed to be addressed.
From Komets General Manager David Franke:
``Brett Lyon got suspended because he quit the team. We will see if we can make a trade in the league or we'll just put him through waivers. He just decided to quit the team this afternoon.
``He doesn't like the role that he's in. I told him he's only been here two or three games and he hasn't given us long enough to figure it out. He wasn't happy and he quit.''
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From a Komets press release