The Komets came out a little tentatively -- they still weren't hitting anything -- but then a flurry of chances got them going. Mathieu Curadeau was the only one to put the puck in the net, during a power play, and the Komets lead the Port Huron Icehawks 1-0 after one period in Game 5 of the Turner Cup Finals.
Port Huron leads the series 3-1.
Curadeau's goal came seconds after Mitch Woods put one past Icehawks goalie Larry Sterling, only to see if ricochet off the far post and out. I think Sterling looks a tad nervous. But he hasn't been in this position before, at any level, I'm told.
The Komets really have rallied behind Konstantin Shafranov, the only player who's shown up in every game for them. He came out hard and really got the Komets going, in my opinion, tonight.
But, it's still too early to think anything's decided.
-- By Justin A. Cohn, The Journal Gazette