BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- So far, so good for the Komets in Game 2 of their first-round series against the Bloomington PrairieThunder.
They lead this game 1-0, thanks to center Leo Thomas' power-play goal, after center Mathieu Curadeau fed him from behind the net.
After winning the opener 5-2, the Komets have four power-play goals and a short-handed goal in the series. Special teams have been key.
The referee is Jon McIsaac today. He made an interesting decision seconds into the game. On the opening faceoff, Bloomington's Chris Cloud dropped his gloves and stick to fight a Komets player -- I think Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock -- and McIsaac stopped the game but didn't call an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty or anything. It was strange to me.
Bloomington goaltender Brad Phillips, the rookie from Notre Dame, made the save of the series so far at 15:52, gloving a Schrock shot during a 2-on-1 rush.
Phillips got the start after Marco Emond was yanked after two periods Saturday. The other change in the Bloomington lineup was Cloud for Jason Williams.