Backup goaltender Max Strang came into the game with 1 minute, 54 seconds remaing and the Komets clinging to a one-goal lead, after goalie Ben Meisner was ejected for shooting the puck into the stands after allowing goal.
Strang didn't need to make a save for the Komets.
The puck stayed primarily in the Kalamazoo Wings' end, and Brandon Marino got an empty-net goal, as the Komets won 4-2 Sunday night at Memorial Coliseum.
The Komets are on a 4-0-3 surge.
Chris Auger scored twice for the Komets, and Shawn Szydlowski also found the back of the net.
Kalamazoo's goals came from Eric Kattelus, after Fort Wayne had gone up 3-0.
Komets captain Lincoln Kaleigh Schrock sat out a second straight game with an eye injury, suffered in Friday's 3-2 victory at Toledo in a fight with Emerson Clark. Goaltender Andrey Makarov was out a third straight game with a head injury, which occurred when he was crashed into by an opposing player Wednesday in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Wings.
Before the game, the ECHL fined Kalamazoo right wing Chris Lawrence an undisclosed amount for cross-checking Meisner as he fell to the ice Saturday, when the Wings won 2-1 in overtime. Meisner left the game with a head/neck injury. On the same play, Meisner received a penalty for delay of game. According to the ECHL, that was for freezing the puck behind the net, under Rule 67.3.
Notes: Komets defenseman Jace Coyle, who had four goals and 22 points in 32 games, was called up to Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. … Former Komets coach Dave Allison attended the game. He is an assistant coach with the AHL's Chicago Wolves, who like the Wings are a minor-league affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. … Former NHL goalie Ty Conklin, who is the Blues' goaltending development coach, was also in attendance.