Fort Wayne Komets goaltender Pat Nagle was so good Thursday night, he didn't make just game-saving stops. He saved the rivalry, the division race and the season while spectacularly protecting his teammates' backsides.
The Fort Wayne Komets love beating the stuffing out of opponents on Thanksgiving. Maybe that's because they don't get to eat any of their own.
Whenever hockey players retire, they always talk about missing the camaraderie of the locker room, sacrificing together on the ice and pulling together as a team. Along with the spirit of competition, that bond is extremely hard to replace.
Komets coach Gary Graham a little irritable whenever someone compares something to last year, as in: "This team plays more physical than last year," or "The cohesion in the locker room is better," or basically, whenever anything can be compared to last...