For the second time in five days, the Komets blew a lead in the third period, but it was a little different in Thursday night's 3-1 loss to the Florida Everblades at Memorial Coliseum.
Part of it was that it came against the second-best team in the conference, and part of it was because of the way the Komets played them.
The reaction, from Gary Graham and Mike Vaskivuo:
"They're a tough team to play, they pressure everywhere," Graham said. "They play a very aggressive system, (and) it's a tough system to play against. We worked on it the last few days in practice, but until you see it game speed with the physicality side of things, it's tough.
"But I thought as the game went on, we got better at handling it. We know the one thing against Florida is it's a taxing, aggressive system that they play, so if you're patient and you get some chips and you use some inidrects and you put some pucks in areas, you can get some odd-man rushes.
"We had so many good scoring chances based on good puck pursuit. I thought our puck pursuit, we really created a lot of turnovers. We really got on top of their D, and I thought we did a good job of creating some turnovers. We just didn't get enough goal support."
"We knew what kind of game plan they had for us," he said. "Their D likes to pinch, so we as a team wanted to stretch our wingers a little bit. It really worked to push their D back and give us a lot of space there for our wingers to work."