Brandon Marino got the only goal halfway through the third period on an assist from Dan Nycholat. Two Fort Wayne goals were waved off by referee Geoff Miller. Komets out-shot 25-8 through the first two periods but came back to out-shoot Cyclones 13-4 in the third.
Cincinnati had five power-play chances and the Komets two.
John Dunbar missed the game with a lower-body injury and likely won't play this weekend Komets Coach Al Sims said.