BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Well, that was a completely different period for the Bloomington PrairieThunder.
Why? Because it was hitting everything in sight. That needs to be its game. That's the best way to beat the Komets -- by beating the Komets up.
And now it's tied at 1, after two periods at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Former Komets forward Travis Granbois scored with a 35-foot shot, with the teams playing 4-on-4 at 16:25, and it slipped just past goaltender Nick Boucher's glove.
The PrairieThunder had two other amazing scoring chances. A Jon Booras shot ricocheted off Boucher and went over him, and I still don't know how it stayed out of the net. And, a Dustin DeGagne blast at the net, when Boucher was out of position, was blocked by forward Danny Lapointe.
It was a very intense period. This third period is the biggest in Bloomington's history, no doubt.