We're one period deep here between the Komets and Flint -- in front of a sellout crowd of 10,480, no less -- and Justin Chwedoruk is the man of the hour so far.
Chwedoruk, who had just seven goals in 41 games coming in tonight, scored twice to give the Komets a 2-1 lead. He got the first on a top-shelf backhand at 9:34, and got the second shorthanded at 19:27, breaking in alone, deking Flint goalie Sergei Zvyagin, and tucking it in past his glove.
(A sidenote: Zvyagin, who just joined the Generals, is 39 years old, and looked it on occasion. He's giving up a lot of juicy rebounds, and the Komets haven't yet cashed any. If they had, it might be 4-1 or 5-1 right now).