The Florida Everblades had eight of the first nine shots. The Komets had the next nine. And then the Everblades scored for a 1-0 lead, and that's where it stands after one period at Memorial Coliseum.
Mike Merrifield got the goal, beating goaltender Jeff Deslauriers through the legs. It's the seventh straight game in which Deslauriers, a former NHL goalie, has started for the Komets. He's 3-2-1 so far.