The Missouri Mavericks failed to claim Game 6 in the best-of-seven Turner Conference championship series, falling to Fort Wayne 4-1 Tuesday night on the Komets home ice. The series is now even at three wins apiece and will be decided at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


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Ouch!

This one hurt – it really hurt – as the Missouri Mavericks failed to claim Game 6 in the best-of-seven Turner Conference championship series, falling to Fort Wayne 4-1 Tuesday night on the Komets home ice.
The series is now even at three wins apiece and will be decided at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the teams lock up in a game that will decide the fate of both squads.

"You lose, you go home," Mavericks defenseman Dave Pszenyczny said by phone after the loss Tuesday night. "If that's not enough motivation, I don't know what is. You win, you play for a championship, you lose, you start your summer job.

"I know the guys are going to be motivated. We'll play much better Thursday night."

The Mavericks ran into a sizzling goaltender Tuesday night as Nick Boucher made 31 stops on 32 shots. The Mavericks didn't score until Ed McGrane found the back of the net at 13:51 of the third period.
"It all starts with Charlie (Effinger) in the net," Pszenyczny added, "and then you have the veterans like Ed and Sebbie (Sebastien Thinel) with me and (David) Simoes on the back end. Everyone is going do everything possible to win Game 7. None of us want this season to end."