CINCINNATI -- It's pretty amazing, considering where they were just a month ago, that the Komets are on this kind of run in the postseason. They have won 5 of 6 games, including a five-game ouster of the defending-champion, top-seeded Reading Royals, and now the 2-1 victory over Cincinnati in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Remember, despite being a five seed, the Cyclones are the highest remaining seed in the conference.
The keys for the Komets in Game 2 tonight are: Come out hard and establish a lead, which they didn't do in Game 1; play more physically, since the Cyclones look like they are tired from their six-game first-round series with Orlando; continue building on the power play.
The keys for the Cyclones: Finish off the scoring chances, after having a lot of good ones in Game 1; work on the power play that is 1 for 18 in the playoffs; have more defensive urgency, which they didn't have when Christian Ouellet scored his winner Friday.