As if getting a power play in overtime wasn't wacky enough -- and the Komets can thank Mitch Versteeg for that -- the winning play was a wild one.
Daniel Maggio broke his stick, got to the bench and back, then scored from about 30 feet out for the 2-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Wings at Memorial Coliseum.
"I felt something and pushed down, and the stick broke in half. So I went to the bench, got a new one (with play going on), somehow got back, then shot and scored," said Maggio, who has three goals and 11 points in 24 games this rookie season.
Maggio's shot came against goaltender Joel Martin, who stopped 22 shots.
"It felt really good, yeah," said Maggio, whose 13-10-2 team is on a 4-2-1 run. "I don't even think (Martin) saw it. I think the Kalamazoo players screened him and I just put a shot on net and it went in."
Goaltender Kenny Reiter stopped 21 shots for Fort Wayne, highlighted by four shots from point-blank range in the first period, when the Wings (11-12-3) had a 5-on-3 advantage.
I'll have some pretty cool video later tonight.