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K's can't give Mallards life

MOlINE, Illinois – I wrote going into Game 4 that the worst thing the Komets could do was give the Quad City Mallards a reason for hope. Then, the Mallards scored in the fir ...

April 22, 2017 6:10 pm


Early minutes key for K's

MOLINE, Illinois – Everyone expects the Quad City Mallards to come out extra hard and set the tone tonight, so it's all about the first 10 minutes. In my experience, when a ...

April 21, 2017 6:50 pm


K's fall in OT, Game 5 up next

MOLINE, Illinois – The Quad City Mallards had seemed reluctant to shoot in overtime. When they finally solved that problem, they won Friday night. Sam Warning netted the reb ...

April 21, 2017 11:40 pm


Finding the Komets' Game 3 hero

MOLINE, Illinois -- I had some fun trying to figure out who had designed the play that resulted in Kyle Thomas' overtime goal in the Komets' 4-3 victory Wednesday over the Quad Cit ...

April 20, 2017 2:50 am


Thomas wins it for K's in OT

MOLINE, Illinois – It took only 22 seconds of overtime, after one of the least common of penalties had given the Komets a power play, and Fort Wayne’s Kyle Thomas nette ...

April 19, 2017 10:50 pm


Recapping Komets' OT victory

MOLINE, Illinois -- There's a funny story about Kyle Thomas' winning goal that I get into in Thursday's newspaper. Coach Gary Graham credited Jamie Schaafsma for drawing up the pla ...

April 19, 2017 11:40 pm


K's keys for Game 3

MOLINE, Illinois — Getting ready for Game 3 between the Komets and the Quad City Mallards. Interesting note: the Mallards used to have the worst press box in all of hockey, r ...

April 19, 2017 5:50 pm


Help the Warner family, more

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Greetings from the Quad Cities. I haven't been here since the 2003 United Hockey League finals and I must say, it seems different. It seems nicer. Whe ...

April 18, 2017 9:10 pm


K's want Motte befuddled

I certainly wouldn’t expect the Quad City Mallards to sit back quite as much as they did in Game 1, when they were outshot 37-13 and lost 4-3 to the Komets, thanks to Gabriel ...

April 15, 2017 7:40 pm


Home cooking: Komets take 2-0 series lead

The pressure was on the Komets, because of the 2-3-2 playoff series format, to make sure they capitalized on their home-ice advantage and won the first two games. That they did an ...

April 15, 2017 10:30 pm


Physical play keyed Komets in victory

Perhaps the biggest key to the Komets’ 3-1 victory over the Quad City Mallards tonight was the way they set the tone with their physical play. I’m not talking about dir ...

April 15, 2017 11:40 pm


On Desjardins' goal, the Komets' power play

Gabriel Desjardins has six goals and 10 points in the last 12 games, but none were bigger than the goal he netted in the third period Friday night. He got a pass from Garrett Thom ...

April 15, 2017 12:50 am


Komets rally once again, take Game 1

The Komets certainly wouldn’t have scripted it this way. But few would dispute that they seem their most comfortable when trailing on the scoreboard. So a two-goal deficit i ...

April 14, 2017 11:00 pm


Comprehensive preview of K's vs. Mallards

Hopefully, you're buying a copy of The Journal Gazette today to see it in all its glory, but here's a look at the stories from our comprehensive special section previewing the firs ...

April 14, 2017 2:07 am


Cheek returns to Komets

Trevor Cheek was returned by Tucson of the American Hockey League and should be available for Game 1 of the Komets playoff series with the Quad City Mallards at 8 p.m. Friday at Me ...

April 13, 2017 6:50 pm