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Last updated: March 26, 2011 6:58 p.m.

Komets 'snakebit'

Justin A. Cohn
The Journal Gazette

So weird being a situation like this covering the Komets, with them fighting to stay out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference on their last night of the regular season.

Depending on what happens tonight at Memorial Coliseum against the first-place Colorado Eagles, and elsewhere around the league, and tomorrow night when Bloomington plays Evansville, the Komets could wind up with anything from the sixth to the eighth seed in the conference.

Not since 2002, the last time the Komets missed the postseason, have we seen them have to scrap at the end like this.

Despite their comeback from three goals down in the 7-6 overtime loss to Colorado on Friday night, the Komets are still hoping to bury more of their chances.

"We're definitely snakebit and there's nothing you can do about it," Komets coach Al Sims said. "We hit two or three posts every night."

The Komets had a chance to win Friday but Michael Ratchuk's shot went off the crossbar seconds before the Eagles sealed the victory.

I've heard defenseman Guy Dupuis will be back on the ice tonight, after being a healthy scratch two straight games. That would mean Jon Mirasty is out.