Obviously the Komets should play all their games at home.
Five nights after the 9-1 pasting of Port Huron at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets came back home tonight and lacerated Bloomington, 6-2. It was both closer than the final score and not closer than the final score; it was a 3-2 game before the Komets scored three goals in the last five-and-a-half minutes, but it was also a game in which they outshot the Prairie Thunder 45-22.
For you math majors out there, that’s 15 goals in two home games since the dreary 2-1 loss to Dayton a week ago. I don’t know what got said after that one, but it obviously sunk in.
A couple of odds-and-ends:
* The Komets’ penalty kill, stellar all year, was a notch or so beyond stellar tonight. Bloomington had eight power-play chances and scored on only one of them. The fact they skated so much with an extra man and still managed only 22 shots on goal is indicative of just how well the Komets played in their own end.
* Good to see Matt Syroczynski break out with a hat trick. He’s been routinely getting five, six, seven shots on goal and coming away empty; tonight he had four and scored on three of them. And he could have easily had four goals. Once he rang one off the crossbar that had Bloomington goaltender Sebastian Dahm beat.
* Conversely, it was a tough night around the net for Sean O’Connor. O.C. had a whopping 10 shots on goal and failed to score a point. He remains stuck on nine goals and 22 points in 39 games.