RAPID CITY, S.D. -- The Komets have a 1-0 lead after one period in Game 2 of the Turner Conference semifinals, thanks to Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock redirecting Stephon Thorne's shot from the point.
Brett Smith is playing, though there was some concern he was too banged up in the head and neck area from the Game 1 hit by Jeff Kryakos.
General manager David Franke wouldn't talk much about that hit, other than to say he thought it deserved at least a minor penalty. None was assessed.