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What's going on with Bloomington?

Look, the playoffs do strange things to some people. They get superstitious, they overthink things, they take vows of silence, they stop washing their underwear, and so on.

And everyone seems like they are under so much pressure they will spontaneously combust.

The Bloomington PrairieThunder, in the playoffs for the first time, is learning the hard way that these can be strange times.

First, according to the Bloomington Pantagraph, there was a shoving match between two owners -- one male, one female -- after a 3-2 shootout loss to Evansville on Sunday. Click here to read about it. Both owners filed police reports against the other.

Then, also according to the Pantagraph, the IRS placed a lien on the team for unpaid taxes. Click here to read about that.

Will any of this affect the PrairieThunder's on-ice performance? I highly doubt it, unless there's another scuffle after Game 1 against the Komets.

But the PrairieThunder will have to learn this: If it works, don't mess with it. That's to say, if the team wins this series, the owners will have to make a tradition out of this.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at