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A look at K's in elimination games

There are some big differences here, such as no Colin Chaulk to say, "Tired is for losers." No Nick Boucher in net. And Larry Sterling isn't the opposing goaltender. But since 2008, the Komets are 10-1 in games in which they could have been eliminated.

They will face such a situation Tuesday at Cincinnati.

Here's a look at those 11 elimination games ...

Since 2008, the Komets have won 10 of 11 games in which they could have been eliminated. Here are the results of those games.

May 8, 2008: Komets beat Port Huron 4-2 at Memorial Coliseum

May 10, 2008: Komets win 4-3 in Port Huron

May 12, 2008: Komets beat Port Huron 3-2 in triple overtime at Coliseum for IHL title

April 30, 2010: Komets beat Port Huron 7-2 at Coliseum

May 1, 2010: Komets win 4-3 in Port Huron

May 3, 2010: Komets beat Port Huron 4-0 at Coliseum to reach IHL finals

April 20, 2011: Komets beat Rapid City 5-4 in overtime at Coliseum

April 22, 2011: Komets beat Rapid City 4-1 at Coliseum

April 24, 2011: Komets lose 6-1 at Rapid City in CHL conference semifinals

April 24, 2012: Komets beat Missouri 4-1 at Coliseum

April 26, 2012: Komets beat Missouri 6-4 to reach CHL finals

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 jcohn@jg.net.

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