May 7, 2012
Wichita got off to a good start as Aaron Davis was pulled down heading to the net and was awarded a penalty shot. He took advantage of the opportunity and beat Nick Boucher to give the Thunder a 1-0 lead.
The lead didn't last long, however, as the Komets scored three times in 2:14. Colin Chaulk redirected a shot from the blue line past Bryan Hogan and tied the game at one. Just 41 seconds later, Kaleigh Schrock made it 2-1 with a wrist shot from the right face-off circle. At 7:33, Frankie DeAngelis added to the Komet lead to make it 3-1.
Fort Wayne tacked on another as Bobby Chaumont redirected one in and the Komets led 4-1, scoring four unanswered goals. Wichita's Matt Robinson (3) cut the lead to two as he got away from a defender at the Komets line and blasted one from the deep slot past Boucher to make it 4-2. Fort Wayne would get one back at 14:27 when Mike Vaskivuo tipped one home and it was 5-2 after the first 20 minutes.
In the second period, the Komets extended the lead to four when Bobby Chaumont added his second of the game at 6:39 to make it 6-2.
Thomas Beauregard (8) added his sixth point of the Finals, scoring from the right face-off circle and made it a 6-3 game in the third period. The Thunder outplayed the Komets in the final period, outshooting them 13-3, but couldn't pull any closer and the Komets won 6-3.
Aaron Davis and Thomas Beauregard each scored for the second straight game and both had a goal and an assist.
Wichita was 0-for-4 with the man advantage and Fort Wayne went 1-for-2.
Fort Wayne Komets vs. Wichita Thunder (best-of-7)
Komets win series 4-1
Game 1 – Sat, Apr. 28 – Fort Wayne 5 Wichita 3
Game 2 – Sun, Apr. 29 – Fort Wayne 6 Wichita 3
Game 3 – Thurs., May 3rd - Wichita 3 Fort Wayne 7
Game 4 – Sat., May 5th – Wichita 4 Fort Wayne 3
Game 5 – Mon., May 7th – Wichita 3 Fort Wayne 6