PORT HURON, Mich. -- Think Al Sims can't coach? He just made one of the greatest time outs I've ever seen. Late in the second period, his team up by two goals, a faceoff in the Fort Wayne zone, and he calls timeout. I was scratching my head on that one.
But 11 seconds later, Luciano Aquino finishes off a 2-on-1 rush for a 3-0 Fort Wayne lead. The Icehawks did answer less than a minute later with a Tab Lardner goal, but Colin Chaulk came right back to make it 4-1 for the Komets and that's where we are with one minute remaining in the second period.
All night long, the Komets have been energetic. They've actually been hitting people, something we hadn't seen in the series. The Icehawks? Jittery. Very jittery.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette