The Komets won a wild back-and-forth game with the Flint Generals, 5-4 Thursday night, in front of 8,243 at Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets never trailed in the game, but three times they saw the Generals whittle away at two-goal leads.
Ultimately, the winning goal was one I think should have been waved off. Keith Rodger was rushing the puck up the ice and it sure looked as if it was offsides. It wasn't ruled as so, though, and Rodger was able to drop the puck for Sean O'Connor's goal that made it 5-3.
The Generals got only one assist out of their NHLers, Bryan Smolinski, Pascal Rheaume and Tony Tuzzolino. And goalie Jean-Francois Labbe was bested on 24 of 29 shots.
I have this big question: Will Tim Haun hit a wall soon? He stopped 23 of 27 shots, but this was his seventh straight game in net. Now he faces the top-two teams in the league, Muskegon and Port Huron, the next two nights.
This is going to be a major test for him. Haun, by the way, got two assists.
I liked the toughness the Komets showed in this game, particularly from Bobby Phillips, who fought Tyler Willis after the goalie was hit. It was nice to see someone step in without thinking.
I also like what I'm seeing out of P.C. Drouin. He seems a little more fired up than he was a couple of weeks ago. And Justin Chwedoruk's energy is clearly having an effect on his new teammates.