Second period was awful for the Komets as Cincinnati scored four goals on 18 shots, limiting the Komets to six. Komets look like they are the tired team tonight. Can't really pick on any one person or group, but nobody looks sharp tonight for Fort Wayne. Cincy's goals are coming from in close, low slot. Not much chance for Ben Meisner who looks human for the first time in the playoffs.
Here's Matt Carter's goal on a backhand.
Pretty defensive so far, though the Komets lead in shots 9-5 after the first period, mostly on two power plays. Pierre Lambert is the referee tonight. Cincinnati already came out with more jump than the Cyclones showed all of last night.
Christian Ouellet scored it with 7.1 seconds left.
First, Wade Megan scored for the Cyclones
Then Mike Embach ripped a slap shot just under the crossbar to tie it on a power play.
Shots 9-5 Komets who probably had the better scoring chances. Ben Meisner stopped Wade Megan on a breakaway.
Aaron Clarke couldn't get a shot off from this position.
Sy Nutkevitch is out tonight and Matt Carter is in. Referee is Stephen Reneau.
Cyclones had to make a 15 1/2-hour bus ride home from Orlando on Tuesday nighht/Wednesday morning. Wow!
If you are coming down for Saturday's game, please get here early. The Reds are in town and playing at the same time so the earlier you get here, the better chances you'll have for a parking spot which costs anywhere from $12 to $20. There's also a marathon on Sunday morning so plan on getting out of here ASAP, too.
There are already a few dozen Komets fans here tonight.
You'll find out my pick with tomorrow's stories, who and maybe more importantly, why?
1) Friday, May 2, Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35 pm
2) Saturday, May 3, Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm
3) Thursday, May 8, Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
4) Saturday, May 10, Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 7:30pm
*5) Sunday, May 11, Cincinnati at Fort Wayne, 6 pm
*6) Tuesday, May 13, Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm
*7) Wednesday, May 14, Fort Wayne at Cincinnati, 7:35pm
Komets will play Cincinnati in the second round. Cyclones beat Orlando tonight 2-1 to win series 4-2. Series starts 7:30 p.m. Friday in Cincinnati.
Greenville also beat Kalamazoo 3-1 to win that series in six games. All of 1,099 fans in Kalamazoo tonight. All four top seeds in the Eastern Conference are already out.
From an ECHL press release: