Mac Carruth stops Mike Embach with a shoulder
This kid waved his flag for probably 95 percent of the warmups. Maybe dad was trying to wear him out, but it didn't work. Wish I had that hair.
Ben Meisner is now wearing No. 37, Max Strang No. 41 and Matt Carter No. 7. Komets seamstress Kathy Lomont has been busy!
Lacasse and Makarov placed on reserve; Max Strang called up from Bloomington to back up Meisner. Matt Carter has also been activated.
In a situation like that, how would you like to see the guys respond when your goalie gets run?
``It's a 2-1 game, a tight-checking game. Guys got in there, but at the end of the day it's not like you can't start a melee. The guy that went in there (Justin Taylor), I have to take a lot at it on film, but he's not a dirty player. It was a tough break. It's unfortunate.''
Playing his first game with the Komets, Christian Ouellet blocked a shot at the Fort Wayne blue line, carried the puck up ice, faked out one defenseman, let the other slide by and then faked out goaltender Joel Martin for possibly the prettiest goal of the season.
Another thing: A new drinking game. Every time the guy who hosts intermissions stuff says, ``All right!'' take a drink. It's better than ``Hi, Bob.''
Other than that, a very boring game. About 2,500 fans here. It looks like a training camp scrimmage.
It's 1-1 after another soft goal allowed heading into the second.
From a Kalamazoo press release:
Hours away from their first visit of the season to the Allen County Memorial Coliseum taking on the Fort Wayne Komets, the Kalamazoo Wings have added goaltender Jordan Binnington to their lineup.
This morning the St. Louis Blues reassigned Binnington back to Kalamazoo from the Chicago Wolves. On Sunday, Binnington played for the Wolves making 31 saves in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Rockford IceHogs.
From a Komets' press release: