Wings continue domination of Komets

Garrett Thompson

The Fort Wayne Komets forgot their defense Friday night, and it cost them first place.

The Komets gave up a ton of goals in a 7-4 loss at Kalamazoo, meaning the Wings have scored 15 in their last two games against Fort Wayne. Tyler Biggs, Scott Blaney and Scott Henegar each scored twice for the Wings who are 3-0 against Fort Wayne this season, scoring 21 goals.

The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Komets who got two goals and three points from Garrett Thompson, three assists from Mason Bapista and single goals from Artur Tyanulin and Jason Binkley. The Komets out-shot the Wings 35-30 but Kalamazoo goaltender Joel Martin improved to 26-23-2 all-time against Fort Wayne.

Thompson is already four points from matching his career-high of 46 set last season, and Baptista already has 33 points to top his career-high of 30 set last season. The Komets are only 41 games into a 72-game season.

The Komets came into the game tied with Toledo for first place in the ECHL’s Central Division, but the Walleye won 2-1 in overtime at Brampton to take the lead.

Fort Wayne completes its January schedule with a 7:35 p.m. faceoff in Cincinnati on Saturday.