The opening of the 62nd season in franchise history didn't end the way the new-look Komets had hoped.
But at least they salvaged a point in the standings Saturday night, in front of 9,676 fans at Memorial Coliseum.
Mickey Lang's goal with 4:30 remaining in regulation forced extra time, and the Komets lost 4-3 to the Toledo Walleye in an overtime shootout.
Lang had two goals in regulation -- and the Komets' only tally in the shootout -- but Fort Wayne was outscored 2-1 in the shootout.
The Komets' other goal in the game came from left wing Chris Auger, who scored on a 40-foot shot to tie it at 2 in the second period.
John Muse, in his first game for the Komets, stopped 18 of 21 shots and 3 of 5 shootout attempts.