The Utica Comets fell to the Toronto Marlies 7-3 Friday night. Reid Boucher picked up right where he left off last season and potted a rebound for the first goal of the night on the power play 59 seconds into the game. Zack MacEwen and Tanner MacMaster tallied the assists. Jordan Subban evened the game up at one just fifty seconds into the second period with a power play goal of his own. Pierre Engvall gave the Marlies their first lead of the night five minutes later with a laser shot from the left circle. Timothy Liljegren extended the lead to 3-1, 90 seconds later off of a faceoff. Trevor Moore capitalized on a breakaway off a neutral zone miscue to make it 4-1 with six minutes to go in the second. Zack MacEwen pulled the Comets within two. Boucher netted his second of the night three minutes into the third period, converting on a beautiful tic-tac-toe play with Tanner MacMaster and Ashton Sautner to bring the Comets to within one. Carl Grundstrom restored the Marlies two-goal lead, firing a shot through a screen that found its way past Bachman. Trevor Moore and Josh Jooris added late shorthanded goals to put the game out of reach for the Comets. Bachman finished with 32 saves and his record starts the season at 0-1-0.
The Utica Comets topped the Belleville Senators 3-1 on Saturday night. Former Comet Joseph LaBate gave the visitors a 1-0 lead 3:35 into the second period, stuffing a rebound off the end wall past Bachman. The Comets responded 10 seconds later courtesy of a one-timer from Brendan Gaunce after a backhand saucer pass from Jonathan Dahlen. Reid Boucher gave the Comets their first lead of the night with a bullet over the shoulder of McKenna while Utica operated on its only power play of the night. An assist for Olli Juolevi on the play marked his first AHL point. Taking momentum entirely, the Comets killed off a seven-minute penalty in the third period and completely smothered Belleville’s chances at a comeback. Darren Archibald sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 10 seconds to go in the game.
Reid Boucher struck twice and Adam Gaudette scored his first career goal but it wasn’t enough as the Comets were topped 4-3 by the Charlotte Checkers Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.
Reid Boucher and Adam Gaudette each tallied three points and a total of six different Comets scored en route to a 7-4 Comets victory over the Toronto Marlies Saturday evening at the Coca-Cola Coliseum. Ivan Kulbakov finished with 30 saves to earn his first career AHL victory.
Reid Boucher and the Comets offense stayed hot for the second night against the Toronto Marlies as five players scored en route to a 5-3 win Sunday evening at the Coca-Cola Coliseum. Boucher has now scored in each of the Comets five games this season and leads the league with eight goals. Ivan Kulbakov stopped 38 shots to earn his second straight win.
Utica surrendered three power play goals in the first period and was unable to climb out of the hole as they fell 6-1 to the Rochester Americans on Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center. The sold-out game was the 120th consecutive regular season sell-out for the Comets tying the AHL record, the Comets seek to break that record at Friday’s game. Rookie defenseman Olli Juolevi scored his first AHL goal in the loss. Richard Bachman finished with 24 saves and his record falls to 1-3-0.
The Comets were unable to overcome an early deficit as they fell 4-3 to the Cleveland Monsters Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center. Darren Archibald tied the Comets record for career goals with a power play goal in the second period in the loss. Ivan Kulbakov finished with 20 saves and his record falls to 2-1-0 on the season.
The Utica Comets jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the second period and never looked back as they topped the Syracuse Crunch 4-3 Saturday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena. Darren Archibald’s second period goal broke the Comets record for career goals, passing Alexandre Grenier’s previous record of 67. Ivan Kulbakov finished with 35 saves and his record improves to 3-1-0 on the season.
Charlotte jumped out to a 3-0 lead and Scott Darling stopped 25 of 26 shots in a dominating performance as the Comets fell 3-1 to the Checkers Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center. Tanner Kero netted his first goal as a Comet in the loss. Ivan Kulbakov finished with 23 saves and his record fell to 3-2-0.
The Utica Comets were unable to muster up any offense as they fell 4-0 to the Rochester Americans Friday night at Blue Cross Arena. Richard Bachman stopped 20 shots and his record fell to 1-4-0 on the year.
Jonathan Dahlen, Zack MacEwen, and Michael Carcone all scored as the Comets topped the Laval Rocket 3-1 Friday night at Place Bell. Ivan Kulbakov stopped 31 of 32 shots to improve his record to 4-2-0.
It was a defensive battle throughout the entire game but the Utica Comets ultimately fell to the Laval Rocket 2-1 in overtime Saturday afternoon at Place Bell. Cam Darcy scored the lone Comets goal and Ivan Kulbakov stopped 33 shots in the loss as his record fell to 4-2-1.
The Comets jumped out to an early lead but Laval stormed back with three goals in the second to take control as Utica fell 4-3 Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center. Tanner Kero scored twice for the Comets and Ivan Kulbakov stopped 18 shots as his record fell to 4-3-1.
After falling behind 3-1, the Comets rallied with two goals in the third to send the game to extra time and eventually topped the Hartford Wolf Pack 4-3 in a shootout on Purple Heart Military Night Friday at the Adirondack Bank Center. Zack MacEwen, Lukas Jasek, and Jonah Gadjovich all scored for the Comets. The goal was Gadjovich’s first AHL goal. Ivan Kulbakov stopped 34 shots to improve to 5-3-1.
The Comets surrendered four goals in the opening frame as they fell 5-1 to the Binghamton Devils Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran’s Memorial Arena. Lukas Jasek scored for the Comets. Ivan Kulbakov took the loss in net, stopping 8 of 11 shots before being replaced by Connor LaCouvee.