Come the playoffs, Komets coach Al Sims is going to have some tough decisions when it comes to naming a starting goaltender.
After serving as Tim Haun's backup for the first two games of the weekend, Nick Boucher got the nod Sunday at Dayton, Ohio, and turned in a 44-save shutout in a 5-0 victory for the Komets.
Fort Wayne remained six points back of Muskegon in the race for first place in the IHL standings.
The Komets got two goals from Colin Chaulk, one of which was an empty netter, while Konstantin Shafranov, Matt Syroczynski and Justin Chwedoruk also found the back of the net against the league-worst Gems.
Fort Wayne (41-19-3) has won 12 of 15 games. Dayton (23-38-4) has lost 8 of its last 11.
Boucher, who backstopped the Komets to the last two Turner Cup championships, improved to 16-8-1 with two shutouts this season. He and Haun are tied with the best save percentages, .922, in the league. Haun, 25-11-2 with three shutouts, has an IHL-best goals-against average of 2.16 while Boucher is second at 2.44.