Tonight, the Komets will take on the Toledo Walleye in a game Fort Wayne cannot afford to lose. The Komets are only two points ahead of Florida for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
By the way, if Fort Wayne and Florida wind up tied, the Komets currently hold the tiebreaker, which is non-shootout wins. Fort Wayne has 31. Florida has 29.
That still could conceivably change. The second tiebreaker is goal differential. Florida takes that with plus-12, while Fort Wayne is minus-3. I certainly hate shootouts, and therefore like the concept, but shouldn't non-shootout wins be the second tiebreaker behind head-to-head record?
There's still some hope for seventh place in the conference, despite Saturday's ugly loss. The Komets have three games (and six possible points) remaining and are four points back of Wheeling.
By the way, Shane Albahrani will call the game tonight on WOWO. Bob Chase has a prior engagement.
In other news, I've been hearing this is a wild series.