Things are getting awfully tight in the Central Division, so this is a particularly big weekend for the Komets, who play three games against divisional opponents in three nights.
It didn’t start very well, though, as Fort Wayne lost 4-2 to the Indy Fuel on Friday night at Memorial Coliseum, where the Komets paid tribute to late civil-rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by wearing special uniforms that were auctioned off for charity.
The Komets, who won the Kelly Cup last season, are in third place in the division, just two points ahead of the Kalamazoo Wings and three back of the second-place Cincinnati Cyclones.
On Saturday, the Komets play at the division-leading Toledo Walleye, who are four points ahead of them. On Sunday, the Wings come to the Coliseum.
Fort Wayne (17-11-4) is on a 1-4-1 slide. Indy (13-14-4), which is in sixth place in the division, has won four consecutive games.