Joel Martin made 21 saves for Kalamazoo as it defeated the Komets 4-0 in front of 2,476 fans at Wings Stadium on Friday night.
Embattled defenseman Nick Tuzzolino, who was the Komets captain before he was traded Monday to Elmira, has gotten signed ... in the higher-level American Hockey League by Rochester.
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Defenseman Nick Tuzzolino's tenure as the Komets' captain was short – just 13 games – and mired with spotty play.He had one goal, seven points and team-worst minus-17 rating.Today, the Komets traded Tuzzolino to the Elmira Jackals for defenseman Jordon Southorn.
The Komets coughed up another one.In a game they led by three goals, they lost 5-4 in overtime to the Wheeling Nailers, who got a goal from Mike Ratchuk from just inside the blue line 19 seconds before it would have gone to a shootout.
“It's getting pretty frustrating to tell you the truth. We've got to start learning. There's no doubt that we can play with the top teams in the league, but we keep shooting ourselves in the foot.”
The Komets three-game winning streak came to a close with a 4-2 loss Friday to defending ECHL champion Reading at Memorial Coliseum. The Royals were led by defenseman Aaron Gens’ two goals.
The Komets are 5-4-2 under new coach Gary Graham, and they've held a lead in 10 of their 11 games. But they've won three in a row with the last two victories coming in overtime against the Toledo Walleye and the Greenville Road Warriors
Bobby Hughes has figured out the simple truth of playing at Memorial Coliseum: Win and the atmosphere will be incredible; lose and the scrutiny is tough.
The Komets have waived forward John Dunbar, who had one goal and three points in nine games this season. Last season, he had five goals and 10 points in 17 games.
Not that it's a state secret an ECHL team is probably headed to Indianapolis when renovations to the fairgrounds are done, but someone has trademarked the name Indianapolis Fuel with a hockey puck logo.
The Komets completed their trade for forward Brett Lyon, who had been with Bakersfield.
Forward Mike Vaskivuo kept bringing the Komets back.And his goal 1 minute, 9 seconds into overtime gave Fort Wayne a 5-4 victory Friday in a back-and-forth game at Memorial Coliseum that saw the Komets cough up leads twice.
We have a story today on Komets forward Scott Fleming, who has three goals and 10 points in nine games, heading into tonight against the Toledo Walleye.
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The Komets play host to Toledo on Friday and Greenville on Saturday,
The fans were restless. The coach was threatening mass personnel changes.And the Komets responded Saturday night with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the previously unbeaten Cincinnati Cyclones, in front of 5,747 fans at U.S. Bank Arena.
There are way too many guys who are invisible for long stretches. And I'm surprised how much the Komets' offense is from the perimeter. It seems like even when the Komets have it inside, they take it back outside. No one is going to the hard areas.
Despite scoring the opening goal, the Komets sank fast and lost 6-2 to the Wheeling Nailers on Friday night at Memorial Coliseum.
The disturbing thing about the Komets' five losses – two of which came in overtime shootouts – is that they held a lead in all of them.
It's too early to panic about the Komets' season. They've played seven of 72 games. With only two of them at Memorial Coliseum.
After giving up five unanswered goals in a 6-3 loss to Evansville, Komets coach Gary Graham was understandably displeased.
In every game they've lost this season, the Komets have held a lead. But today was the worst of it. The Komets gave up five unanswered goals in a 6-3 road loss to the Evansville IceMen.
They won 2 of 3 games to get back to .500 heading into this morning's game at Evansville.Despite the recent success, there is much work to be done.
After coughing up leads in each of their first three games – and going 0-1-2 in those games – the Komets weren't about to let go of the 3-1 lead they built by 19 minutes of the second period
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The Komets play their next three games at Las Vegas, beginning tonight.
The Komets have been assigned goaltender Andrey Makarov by the Buffalo Sabres.