First, after Cincinnati had battled back to tie 2-2, Kaleigh Schrock did the near-impossible and beat Rob Madore's glovehand.
Then Josh Birkholz beat everyone up the ice to put the puck over Ben Meisner's right shoulder and force overtime.
It's 1-0 after te first on a goal by Cincinnati's Logan Shaw. Komets led in shots 12-10, and this might have been their best first period of the series. They played with energy and urgency and took the body.
I'm printing this here before the game. I think Brandon Marino is about to bust out with a big game. He's due, I thought he played better in Game 4 and he's the most-competitive guy on the team. He hates to lose in a practice drill. I think he's going to say the heck with it and just play today and have a good game. It's his time.
Just have this feeling.
Here's how it looked from my angle.
I asked Matt Carter who is standing next to the goalpost what he saw: ``Nothing, I just saw Clarkie going crazy. Their goalie said a word I can't say on the air right now, so I knew something good had happened.''
Matt Tinordi, far right, scores after Dan Eves, No. 16, at the top fanned on a shot and the puck slid right to Tinordi before the Komets' defense could get over.
Peter Tarnaris is the referee. This is a must-win game for the Komets who need to come full-bore from the opening faceoff. Should not have to be talking about that in the playoffs, though. Same lineups as Thursday night.
Not a whole lot of changes in personnel, but the Komets are going to mix up their forwards a little bit tonight. Frederic Leblanc is the referee.