Well, that was the cleanest period of hockey I’ve seen in about a month.
The Komets and Missouri Mavericks are tied at 1 after one period at Memorial Coliseum in the opener of the Turner Conference finals.
Missouri scored 1:02 into the game with Andrew Courtney netting a one-timer. In the Komets’ last series, a six-game set against Rapid City, the team that scored first won five of six games.
The Komets tied it at 6:59 when Jean-Michel Rizk sent a pass from behind the net to Tom Mele, who scored.
Missouri had a goal waved off when a player was in the crease, negating Ed McGrane’s tally late in the period.
The Komets look fresher than I thought they would. The Mavericks look less rusty than I thought they would. You can tell Brett Smith of Fort Wayne is hurting.