After a turnover in front of the Fort Wayne net late in the first period led to a Colorado goal by Joey Sides, the Komets trailed most of the night. Thomas Beauregard scored 4:58 into the second period to tie, but then another turnover led to a Colorado goal 10 minutes later.
The Komets were out-shot in the game 38-24 and were held scoreless in five power-play chances. Fort Wayne was out-shot 19-5 in the second period.
The teams meet again Friday and Saturday in Colorado before the Komets come back to the Midwest to completed a five-game road swing.
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Komets at Colorado
Face-off: 9 p.m. Friday
Radio: WOWO, 1190-AM