Nick Boucher made 30 saves as the Komets defeated Quad City 3-2 Friday in Moline, Ill.
Artem Podshendyalov had one goal and two assists, and Chris Auger had one goal and one assist for Fort Wayne (26-13-2), which pulled into a first-place tie with Evansville in the Turner Conference. Evansville lost to Rapid City 5-2.
Podshendyalov scored the game's first goal, at 15:48 of the first period. He assisted on Brett Smith's goal at 13:18 of the second period as the Komets took a 2-1 lead. Auger scored at 19:59 of the second period to stretch the lead to 3-1. Former Komet Justin Chwedoruk assisted on Quad City's (23-18-1) final goal.
The Komets return to Memorial Coliseum today facing Dayton.