Late in the second period of a scoreless game, Fort Wayne coach Al Sims has been ejected, apparently for berating the referee. I'm not sure what happened, but it came after Cassidy Preston checked Fort Wayne's Kevin Bertram after an icing call. Still, for this to happen in Game 1 of the playoffs, with the best referee in the league here, doesn't seem like it bodes well for the Komets or that Sims should have been so enthusiastic on the bench.
By the way, it's Sims' 55th birthday.
-- By Justin A. Cohn.