INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The Komets promised a better performance and they delivered.
They beat the Missouri Mavericks 3-1 in Game 3 of the Turner Conference finals, trimming the Mavericks' lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1.
Jean-Michel Rizk had two goals, including the third-period game-winner, and Brett Smith added an empty net goal.
Game 4 is Thursday at the Independence Events Center.