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Professor Plum, in the Coliseum, with a laptop

One of the best tweets of the season was when I was asked if I raided Professor Plum's closet after I appeared on Indiana's NewsCenter's "Sound Off" on Thursday, before the Komets defeated the Wichita Thunder 7-3 to take a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Presidents' Cup finals.

Click here to see that appearance, which includes, infinitely more importantly, Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock's mother and Nick Boucher's father.

What a great idea that was to have them on the show.

In other news, again, not to get too far ahead of ourselves, I would like your input on who the Komets' Playoff MVP has been. As I wrote earlier, I think it's either Jean-Michel Rizk or Colin Chaulk, and, frankly, I lean toward Rizk.

To vote in our poll, click here, and go to the left rail of the page.

As of 5 p.m. today, there were only about 200 tickets left for Saturday's game.

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