Peter Boyd had a hat trick – including the game-winning goal 34 seconds into overtime Saturday – as the South Carolina Stingrays defeated the Komets 3-2 before 5,281 fans at the North Charleston Coliseum.
But with a point in the standings, the Komets (31-23-12) pulled into a tie with Wheeling for the seventh playoff slot in the ECHL's Eastern Conference.
The top eight teams will make the postseason and Florida is one point back, after beating Cincinnati 4-0.
The Komets have six games remaining in the regular season, as they try to avoid missing the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 1974 and 1975.
Fort Wayne's Jace Coyle opened the scoring 7:51 into the first period, but Boyd answered at 17:21 for South Carolina (39-21-6).
Aaron Clarke netted a short-handed goal for a 2-1 Komets lead with five seconds left in the first period. But Boyd answered 34 seconds into the third period.
With the win, the Stingrays avenged the 7-4 loss to the Komets from Friday night.
Max Strang stopped 27 of 30 shots for the Komets. Allen York turned away 24 of 26.
Both teams were 0 for 3 on power plays.