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Observations on Game 4

Garrett Thompson celebrates Jamie Schaafsma's second goal of the game in the third period.
Garrett Thompson celebrates Jamie Schaafsma's second goal of the game in the third period.
Shane Albahrani and Larry Paulen
Shane Albahrani and Larry Paulen
A Cody Sol block
A Cody Sol block
Jason Binkley had a great chance during the first period but missed this shot high.
Jason Binkley had a great chance during the first period but missed this shot high.
Once again, the Komets had plenty of traffic in front all night.
Once again, the Komets had plenty of traffic in front all night.
Here's Toledo's goal by Evan Rankin
Here's Toledo's goal by Evan Rankin
One of Pat Nagle's better saves of the night with help from Gabriel Desjardins on Zach Nastasiuk.
One of Pat Nagle's better saves of the night with help from Gabriel Desjardins on Zach Nastasiuk.
Shawn Szydlowski's third-period power-play goal.
Shawn Szydlowski's third-period power-play goal.
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Saturday, May 06, 2017 12:49 am

Colorado's Chris Stewart was named ECHL General Manager of the Year on Friday… Cincinnati dropped an affiliation with Nashville and Milwaukee which was scooped up quickly by Norfolk… Long-time Komets fan Larry Paulen bought a No. 40 Bob Chase jersey last year, but the embroidery didn't get completed in time for Chase to sign it before he passed away at Thanksgiving. So Paulen came to Friday night's game and had broadcaster Shane Albahrani sign it along with George Drysdale and Robbie Irons… Toledo had defenseman and former Komet Simon Denis and left wing Tyson Spink back in the lineup for Game 4. The Komets were without defenseman Will Weber because of a lower body injury and activated forward Mason Baptista who set up the Komets' first goal… Friday's crowd of 7,162 was the largest Komets home playoff crowd of their five years in the ECHL… How about those two blocks by Mike Embach in the second period?... The Komets started the game by planting the Walleye into the boards every chance they got – and then they stopped… Some of that was penalties, but not all of it… Amazing what happens when you try stick-side with Jeff Lerg (he said with plenty of sarcasm)… Komets really did a good job in the first two periods of limiting the Walleye scoring chances in the prime areas, pushing them outside… And this time the Walleye were the team that kept missing the net wide and high… Komets had so many chances to open up a bigger lead in the first period and couldn't cash... Fort Wayne didn't have a shot on goal in the second period until only 9:26 was left… Do you ever wonder if Mrs. Spink doesn't look at the box scores and see all the penalties to T. Spink and say, “Tyson, you're a bad boy!” They both take some penalties… Wouldn't it be fascinating to see how the Walleye responded to the pressure if the Komets could score first tonight?...  Toledo's crowd has been large but also very uptight during the playoffs when the Walleye are tied or behind... If you're going over, get your tickets early because it will likely be another sellout, the Walleye's fourth of the playoffs… Though the series is 3-1, the goals are now 10-10… The Komets have not lost consecutive games at home all season… Fort Wayne is 1-13 on the power play, and Toledo is 4-16… How interesting is this? Jeff Lerg has a 2.49 goals against average and .925 save percentage in the series, but Pat Nagle has a better goals against average at 2.35 and a comparable save percentage at .921. 

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