If you can figure out these Komets, you are a better judge of hockey than I.
The Komets came into today having won only one of their last five games, and they've been completely dominant so far. They lead the league-worst Evansville IceMen 3-0 after one period.
The Komets scored on their first shot, at the back end of a 3-on-1 rush. There was a tic-tac-toe passing play that started with Arted Podshendyalov, went to Danny Lapointe and finished with Mathieu Curadeau putting the puck into the net.
At the 4:20 mark, forward Tab Lardner got his own rebound and shot it into the top of the net, as goaltender Matt Lundin was sprawled on the ice.
And at 19:43, Curadeau scored again. Positioned parallel to the goal, he shot the puck and caromed off the stick of Evansville's Mario Larocque and sailed past Lundin's head for a 3-0 lead.
The Komets have outshot the IceMen 15-11.
And remember, Curadeau had only one assist in his last five games. Now he's got two goals today.