After back to back games that went past regulation, the Fort Wayne Komets return to the Indiana Farmers Coliseum for the third game in a three game series between the two rivals. Entering Monday night, the Fuel have points in four out of their last five games while Fort Wayne is looking for their first back to back wins since May 2.
TIME: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV/Stream: FloSports, Mixlr.com/IndyFuel
IND: 34-23-8-0, .585 PCT
FW: 27-15-3-2, .628 PCT
Matt Marcinew - 45 points (23G, 22A)
Nic Pierog - 42 points (22G, 20A)
Willie Raskob - 38 points (13G, 25A)
Brandon Hawkins - 36 points (21G, 15A)
Shawn Szydlowski - 30 points (4G, 26A)
Anthony Petruzzelli - 29 points (10G, 19A)
LAST TIME OUT
Falling in overtime to the Komets on Friday night, the Indy Fuel hosted their I-69 rival for their second game of a three-game series on Saturday night. Each team would trade goals throughout 60 minutes sending the game to overtime then a shootout. Jared Thomas would combine with Billy Christopoulos to send the Fuel to a 4-3 win.
In the past two games between Indy and Fort Wayne, both teams have earned a win in extra time. Winning in overtime on Friday night, the Komets forced another overtime period on Saturday night but this time it was Indy’s turn to take the two points. Neither team was able to score in the seven-minute overtime period but Indy’s Jared Thomas scored in a shootout to take the 4-3 win.
DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH
Earning a win against the Komets on Saturday night, the Fuel improved their win percentage to .585. With Greenville defeating Wheeling 3-2 on Sunday night, they clinched the second seed in the East. The Fuel needs a win on Monday and a South Carolina loss on Tuesday to clinch a berth in the Kelly Cup Playoffs.
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