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  • Brett Luke | The Journal Gazette Marco Roy of the Komets makes a break for Kalamazoo’s goal during the second period at the Coliseum on Saturday.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 9:40 pm

K's look for cohesiveness

JUSTIN A. COHN | The Journal Gazette

One of the things that's stood out about the Komets' season thus far, in which they've lost 3 of 4 games, is how opposing teams have so often pounced on every little mistake.

So some of what was talked about this week, undoubtedly, was the need to play together.

“Sometimes, again, with our defensive corps and with our forward group, it’s a connection of five guys. We need all five guys connecting and being on the same page,” coach Gary Graham said. “Everyone has to understand that if a D man is in, someone has to back him up. We can’t have three forwards in on offense; someone has to be above it (holding back). … It’s just situational hockey. It’s very coachable and very teachable and you want to get things buttoned up.”

-- The Komets begin a home-and-home series with the Toledo Walleye at Memorial Coliseum at 8 p.m. Friday. If you are going and bringing your kids, remember that they are encouraged to dress up for Halloween and participate in the annual on-ice parade.

 

-- If you're hoping for one thing to change against Toledo, it's probably the power play. It currently ranks 22nd among the ECHL's 27 teams with an efficiency of 10.5 percent. The Komets' offense? That ranks 25th with 2.25 goals per game.

jcohn@jg.net