Penalties were again a big problem, as the Fuel had five power-play chances to the Komets' two through the first two periods.
The Komets didn't start their rally until Jamie Schaafsma scored when their was 2:51 remaining. Cody Sol followed with 1:57 left and Gabriel Desjardins gave them a real chance with 1:23 remaining. With the goaltender pulled, the Komets had an opportunity, but Mike Cazzola's backhand with 18 seconds left hit the post. The Komets out-shot the Fuel 15-1 during the third period.
Despite stopping a pair of Indy breakaways during the second period to keep the Komets in the game, goaltender Garrett Bartus was pulled after giving up five goals on 22 shots.
Defenseman Jason Binkley was the offensive star for Fort Wayne with four assists, while Desjardins and Sol each had a goal and an assist. Trevor Cheek had two assists.
The loss costs the Komets a chance to move closer to Central Division leader Toledo which lost 3-2 at Kalamazoo on Friday night. The Walleye lead the Komets by eight points with 14 games remaining in the regular season.
The Komets are 12-11-6 on the road this season and will try to improve upon that during tonight's rematch in Indy. They are 5-6-2 over their last 13 road games, and two of those wins have come at the last-place Fuel.