FLINT, Mich. -- The Komets trail the Flint Generals 3-0 late in the first period and have been beaten about every which way. They gave up their goals in the first 3:25, saw starter Kevin Reiter get pulled and Brent Henley and Olivier Legault both got handled in their fights.
Reiter was yanked after giving up two goals on the first three shots and it looked like coach Al Sims was just going to give him a breather, but then Nick Boucher stopped a penalty shot from Michel Beausoliel and he's looked decent since. The Komets' defense? Not so much.
The penalty shot was a farce, I thought, because Beausoliel was never in the clear and still got a good attempt off. The referee is Bob Langdon, by the way.
Henley fought Kris Mallette and it looked more like a wrestling match than anything. Legault tussled with Ryan Jorde, who celebrated by throwing his arms in the air when he came off the ice. That was tacky when he played for the Komets and it still is.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette