In my opinion, the Komets had nowhere to go but up after Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Gwinnett Gladiators.
And they have.
They lead Gwinnett 1-0 after one period at Memorial Coliseum, thanks to Josh Brittain's goal off the rebound of a Brandon Marino shot.
Still, the Komets don't look great. It seems like 60 percent of their passes in the defensive zone are intercepted. That's not good. The Komets also need someone other than Marino and Brittain to start scoring.
However, goaltender Charlie Effinger has looked very good in stopping 10 shots; he hadn't played since opening night Oct. 12.