Well, we've seen this before, right?
Once again the Komets outshot an opponent (28-22). Once again they crashed the net, created traffic and chances, got their share of fat rebounds. Once again the puck either came off too long or too far away or deflected off a body or simply was fired directly at the guy between the net.
And so, a 1-0 loss 11 seconds into overtime, as Quad City got the bounce the Komets didn't get off the side boards to a wide open Joel Gasper, and Gasper cranked off the shot everyone was looking for all night -- top-shelf, screened, an absolute bullet. And another stellar outing by Nick Boucher goes wasted.
A couple of things:
* One thing Al Sims mentioned in the postgame is that the Komets need P.C. Drouin to "get some shots through." Drouin had a game-high six shots on goal, but Quad City goalie David Brown either had a clear look at them or they got caught up in bodies in front.
* Sims said he expects Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock to come off IR by Friday. He says Leo Thomas is still probably two weeks out.
* Everyone pretty much agreed that the last two nights have been Boucher's best back-to-back outings this season. Apparently he all but hung upside down from the rafters in the 2-1 win over Dayton Saturday, and in the third period he made several huge saves to force overtime as Quad City forced most of the action, outshooting the Komets 11-8.