For the first time in almost two years, the Missouri Comets lost a league game on Friday night. The Comets and Milwaukee Wave played to a 6-6 draw through regulation and through overtime, and it took a shootout for the Wave to finally end the Comets 31 game winning streak.
The game started like many Comets games have lately as the Wave took the lead with the only goal of the first quarter through Max Ferdinand. The Comets though came back in the second quarter and took the lead into half time as Robert Palmer, Ramone Palmer, and Vahid Assadpour all scored to put the Comets up 3-1. Ian Bennet got the Wave within one for 30 seconds before Kiel Williams responded to make it 4-2. Marcio Leite though scored with less than two minutes left to make it 4-3 heading into half time.
The third quarter saw the teams traded goals early via Phillip Surprise and Leo Gibson before a late power play goal by Bennet made it 5-5 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter the Comets again grabbed the lead as Ramon Palmer scored his second goal of the night with just over six minutes left. It looked like the Comets may be able to hold on, but Bennett finished off a hattrick on a power play after the Wave had pulled their goalkeeper for a two man advantage with two and a half minutes left.
The two teams went through overtime without a goal and advanced to the shootout, where Leite was the only player for either team to scored as Gibson, Assadpour, and Lucas Rodriguez all missed as the Wave won.