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The Komets power play has shown some signs of life lately, but it still must be better if they want to defeat Reading in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, which begin Thursday.
The Komets are one of the ECHL's hottest teams heading into the playoffs: They are 8-2-1 in their past 11 games, and they hope they are peaking at just the right time.
Coached by former Komets player Rod Aldoff, Pensacola won the Southern Professional Hockey League title again . They won it last year under Gary Graham, now the Komets coach.
In the regular season, the Komets went 1-2-1 against Reading, which hasbeen led by Ryan Cruthers’ 16 goals and 56 points in 53 games and Yannick Tifu’s 19 goals and 48 points in 60 games.
The Komets closed the 62nd regular season in franchise history with a 4-3 overtime shootout victory over the Toledo Walleye, cemented with forward Mike Embach's goal in the seventh round Saturday night.
Here's what Brandon Marino had to say after the Komets defeated Toledo 4-3 in an overtime shootout tonight, and after he was selected MVP by his teammates for a second straight year: "Obviously, it's a big honor. But you're only as good as the guys you play with.
The Komets' first-round 2-3-2 formatted series with Reading will begin Thursday in Pennsylvania and then Game 2 will be Saturday, the Komets have confirmed.
And now, bring on the defending champions. The Komets closed the 62nd regular season in franchise history with a 4-3 victory tonight over the Toledo Walleye in an overtime shootout, and now Fort Wayne will take on the Reading Royals in a best-of-seven first-round playoff series that is expected to begin Thursday in Pennsylvania.
The Komets lead the Toledo Walleye 2-1 after two periods at Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets and Toledo Walleye are tied at 1 after one period at Memorial Coliseum.
It looks as if Steven Summerhays will get the start in net tonight for the Komets, who have indeed added Justin Sefton, a defenseman, to the roster.
Of course this wouldn't be easy. Nothing else has been for these Komets, so why should something so humble as a playoff berth be any different?
On the cusp of their 4-3 victory over the Evansville IceMen, with which they clinched a playoff berth, here's a look at the playoff scenarios heading into today.
The Komets seemingly always unreliable power play came through when it was needed most – Christian Ouellet scored the game-winning goal at 17:55 with the man-advantage – and Fort Wayne defeated the Evansville IceMen 4-3 at Memorial Coliseum tonight.
After two periods at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets trail the Evansville IceMen 2-1.