Last season the Missouri Comets were blowing almost everyone away in the regular season, winning most of their games by at least eight goals. This season so far the Comets had been in games that have been much more back and forth with wins against Cedar Rapids and Dallas. In Harrisburg last night against the Heat though the Comets were back to winning big, blowing out Harrisburg 11-1 on the road.
The Comets jumped on top of the Heat early as Vahid Assadpour and Leo Gibson both scored early on to put Missouri up 2-0. Before the half way point of the quarter the Heat had gotten a goal of their own, but it would be all the Heat would get on the night. By the end of the quarter, John Sosa had scored and Missouri was up 3-1.
The second quarter saw the Comets add to their lead, but only once as Lucas Rodriguez scored off an assist from Stefan Stokic and the Comets went into the half up 4-1.
Early in the second half Assadpour again scored early, this time on the power play, an area that the Comets have struggled with this season after leading the league in power play conversion last season. Bryan Perez would make it 6-1 before four minutes had passed in the quarter. Between the third and fourth quarter though Gibson apparently picked up a red card for what some people on site said was shoving an official. If that's true, Gibson could see himself sitting for a little while.
The Comets didn't need him in the fourth quarter though as the Comets ran away with things late. First Robert Palmer made it 7-1 with a short handed goal. Three minutes in Kevin Ten Eyck made it 8-1 to the Comets and the rout was on. The Comets then closed out the game with Ramone Palmer scoring a natural hattrick to finish out the scoring an end the game 11-1 for the Comets. Missouri will return home next Friday when they'll welcome the St. Louis Ambush to the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena.