The Komets' second night in the ECHL was much better than their first.
Led by two goals from forward Eric Giosa, the Komets defeated the Evansville IceMen 6-2, in front of 8,886 fans at theFordCenter.
The Komets also got two goals from right wing Brandon Marino on Saturday, along with one apiece from forwards Brett Smith and Chris Auger, who was set up by defenseman Brent Henley's blind, backhand pass from behind the Evansville net.
The Komets had lost 4-1 to the Kalamazoo Wings at Memorial Coliseum on Friday, but ruined the ECHL opener of former CHL-rival Evansville by tallying eight of the first 10 shots and netting the first four goals.
Goaltender Kenny Reiter stopped 42 shots for Fort Wayne. Paul Karpowich stopped 12 of 16 shots for Evansville. Rob Madore stopped 7 of 8, and Marino had an empty-net goal.
There were two fights – Dan Nycholat fought Cody Beach, and Stephon Thorne took on Aaron Gens – and Giosa scored on the power play and while short-handed.
Prior to the game, the Komets activated defenseman Scott Kishel and placed defenseman Jeremy Gates on reserve.