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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – The Komets had snagged a point in seven straight games heading into Wednesday, but the streak ended with a 3-1 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings in front of 1,549 fans at Wings Stadium.
Komets goalie Ben Meisner has been suspended one game by the ECHL for shooting the puck into the stands after giving up a goal in Sunday's 4-2 victory over Kalamazoo.
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Komets goaltender Andrey Makarov, who suffered a head injury in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to Kalamazoo, won't be in the lineup tonight at Toledo, Ohio.
Joe Hartman spent the last four seasons playing college hockey for Miami of Ohio, and he wasn't naïve enough to think that he was going to be ready for professional hockey on Day 1.
Komets goaltender Andrey Makarov is day-to-day, coach Gary Graham said, and it's unknown whether he'll be in the lineup Friday at Toledo, Ohio.
By my count, the Komets have made nine trades in the last eight weeks. They have sent nine players to other teams: Nick Tuzzolino, Rob Kwiet, Brett Lyon, Bobby Hughes, Phil Mangan, Mickey Lang, Cody Reichard, Mike Vaskivuo and Nik Pokulok.
Because of the impending inclement weather, the game Sunday between the Komets and Kalamazoo Wings at Memorial Coliseum has been postponed.
The Komets have won two or more games consecutively only twice this season, but they believe they turned a corner with their 5-3 victory over Toledo on New Year's Eve.
Goalie Cody Reichard, who had been on the trading block since the Komets acquired Ben Meisner on Dec. 26, was traded today to the Utah Grizzlies.
“You could say I was a little overdue, yeah,” Kenton Miller said tonight, after his 20-foot shot at 7:31 of the third period was the game winner, as the Komets defeated the Toledo Walleye 5-3 at Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets ran out of time in losing 3-2 to Gwinnett on Sunday
At some point, the Komets need to stop making moves and just unify. That will take some give and take from everyone – the GM, the coach and the players.
Scott Fleming’s goal with 4:36 remaining Friday night at Memorial Coliseum gave the Komets a 4-3 victory over the Toledo Walleye, which had fought back from a three-goal deficit at Memorial Coliseum.
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After playing for teams that hardly drew any fans, or had fans who didn't know hockey, Mike Embach embraces the expectations of Komets fans.
The Komets have the ECHL's leading goal scorer, Mickey Lang, and two others, Brandon Marino and Scott Fleming, in the top 20 in scoring. But they feel they're relying too much on their goaltending, and Saturday night was a perfect example.
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Todd Mancuso, who plays for IPFW, will be the backup goalie to Andrey Makarov.
Because of a power outage, there was an issue with one of the compressors at Memorial Coliseum today, Komets general manager David Franke said, but they have resolved the issue and the Komets game against Reading will be played as scheduled at 7:30 p.m.
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Komets fall 5-1 to the defending-champion Reading Royals at Memorial Coliseum.
Faceoffs take place 50 to 60 times per game and last only a matter of seconds, and while the focus is usually only on the two players vying for control of the puck, it's about more than that.