FORT WAYNE, Ind – For the second straight game the Kalamazoo Wings needed extra time to secure a victory. Kalamazoo rallied late in the third period to force overtime and went on to defeat the Fort Wayne Komets 3-2 Friday night at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.
Kalamazoo pulled even early in the second period. Capping off an odd-man rush, Justin Taylor found Yannick Veilleux for his sixth goal of the season 1:32 into the period.
Jumping back ahead midway in the stanza, Southorn (8th) netted his second goal of the night on a rebound.
Fort Wayne kept a one goal advantage until the waning moments of regulation. Winning a face-off in a Komets zone, Nick Sirota (4th) forced overtime with a wrister with 7.7 seconds remaining in period. Sam Ftorek and Matt Caria each extended personal point streaks with assists on the goal. Ftorek pushed his point streak to four games, while Caria extended his point streak to seven games.
Ending the game quickly in overtime, David Pacan (7th) scored on a backhander 1:09 into the extra session to extend the K-Wings unbeaten streak to three games (2-0-0-1).
The victory for the K-Wings puts them in a first place tie in the North Division with the Cincinnati Cyclones.