The Komets and Evansville IceMen are tied at 1 after the first period. That's good news for the Komets, who were out-hustled, gave up eight of the first 11 shots and trailed 1-0 on Jordan Little's shot from the blue line, which caromed off the boards behind the net, hit goaltender Nick Boucher in the shin and trickled in.
Tab Lardner answered with a power-play goal 3:40 later.
The Komets have now outshot the IceMen 13-12.
Fort Wayne came into the night with 12 wins in 14 games, but it looks like they took the last-place IceMen a little lightly.
There was a cool pregame show which included eight people getting sworn into the Indiana National Guard. And the Komets are wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off, benefiting the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.