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Ice Chips

  • Video, postgame reaction
      The Komets' goal was clear tonight: Get in front of the net, wreak havoc, get to rebounds and score goals. They did that in a 5-1 victory over the Reading Royals, giving them a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
  • Komets take 2-1 series lead
    Patience paid off the Komets on Thursday night as they defeated Reading 5-1 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at at Memorial Coliseum.The Komets lead the best-of-seven series 2-1. Game 3 is Friday at the Coliseum.
  • K's leading after 2
    After two periods at Memorial Coliseum, the Komets lead the Reading Royals 2-1 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The series is tied at 1.
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Lots of excitement

In case you missed it, the Colorado Eagles won a 2-1 triple-overtime thriller over the Rapid City Rush on Thursday night.

I won't say it was 2007 Turner Cup-championship exciting, but it was pretty darned good.

The video is from the folks at InsideDakotaSports.com.

Colorado now has a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series: Click here and here.

I wonder if the CHL is rooting for the Eagles to win this series, given all the speculation that they are going to the ECHL after this season. (And, yes, I have had some people I trust tell me it's going to happen.)

On the NHL level, what do you think about the future of Washington Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau, the former coach and player with the Komets? I don't, personally, think he's going to keep his job.

But I do think he should, and not just because he's a character that's good for the game.

I still think a great regular season should count for something because it shows you can coach, and at some point the players have to get it done, and they didn't. Had they lost in the first round, OK, I would say can him. But this was the second round and it's not like he's been with the Capitals for ages.

Thoughts?

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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