The win keeps the Komets three points up on Quad City for third place in the ECHL's Central Division. Fort Wayne is two points behind Tulsa for second, though the Oilers have played six more games than the Komets. The Oilers also play in Atlanta tonight.
The Komets' next game is Saturday at home in a rematch with Quad City.
It was also a busy day for the Komets off the ice on Wednesday. First, center Mike Cazzola was named the ECHL's Rookie of the Month for December after scoring nine goals and 19 points in 14 games. He was joined by Szydlowski as the ECHL Player of the Month after he scored 11 goals and 29 points in 14 games.
Before last night's game, the Komets also released forward Stephon Thorne so they could activate forward Taylor Crunk off injured reserve. Crunk has two assists and 24 penalty minutes in 10 games this season with the Komets, while Thorne had no points and 14 penalty minutes in four games with Fort Wayne.