Strangely, the Komets came into the weekend without a single shutout this season, after they had racked up 19 over the previous three.
But goaltender Kevin Reiter stopped 28 shots Sunday in a 2-0 victory over the Evansville IceMen, on the heels of his 20-save shutout in a 2-0 victory Saturday at Dayton.
Reiter hasn't given up a goal in his last 121 minutes, 11 seconds of action, and has allowed only one goal in his last three games.
"Kevin Reiter really came to play the last two games. We haven't been allowing a lot of shots, but he was ready for the dangerous ones and made some big saves," said Fort Wayne coach Al Sims, whose team has won eight of its last nine games.
"I'm not a goaltending expert, but usually when goalies are playing this well, they're seeing the puck really well. I'm sure the puck looks like a saucer to him right now. The breakaway save on (Brian) Bicek in the second period was huge because they could have scored short-handed and got some momentum. But he just never let them get anything going all night. He was smothering rebounds."
The Komets got goals from Derek Patrosso (short-handed) and Mathieu Curadeau (power play), as they improved to 21-19-5.
Evansville dropped to 16-24-6.
"I had a little bit of puck-luck there," Reiter said. "Right at the beginning of the game, they get one, it goes in, and they don't count it (because it was kicked in).
"Early in the year, that type of thing might not have panned out. But we're doing the little things right. Guys are paying the price, laying down and blocking shots. We're chipping pucks out (of the defensive zone), along the wall, and not giving up odd-man rushes. We gave up one, but other than that, it was just perimeter play and it's easy to play goalie like that."