Comets 3 - Paramus 6
Well ... what can you say? I think coming of that very well played loss to Howell, everyone, coaches, players and parents, were expecting a great game from the Comets last night. Well, we got 2 periods worth. And even that was a bit of a stretch. The previous night the Comets had definitely played up a level, skating toe to toe with Howell, one of NJ's top ranked teams. They may have lost by one goal, but they played with tremendous heart. Everyone felt that.
So as they went into the game against Paramus, the same level was expected. Instead it seemed that the Comets dropped down a few levels, and just could not keep up with Paramus. They managed to hold on to a 1 goal lead going into the 3rd period, but even that was a little shaky. With all the pressure, the Comets should have been able to really pull away. Instead, they gave Paramus the feeling they were still in the game. And at the start of the 3rd period, it was Paramus that would lead the charge. Capitalizing on Comets mistakes, Paramus managed to score 4 unanswered goals in a very short span, to pull ahead 6 to 3.
Even with the Comets calling a time out to try to settle things down, it was obvious to everyone that the Comets would just not come back. Now that the Comets know what it feels like to have such a disappointing loss, we can only hope that they will use this to fuel their fire to not let this happen again. They will soon be heading into the league playoffs, and then on to the State playoffs. Lets hope they can shake the cobwebs, and play the kind of hockey we all know they can play! Good luck team, as you head into the playoffs!