The Utica Comets surrendered four power-play goals in the game’s first 40 minutes en route to suffering a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies on Saturday afternoon at the Ricoh Coliseum. Brendan Leipsic’s four-point (1-3-4) night paced the defending North Division champions as the Marlies seemed to have picked up right where they left off last season.
Jordan Subban (0-2-2) and Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2) posted multi-point nights, and Curtis Valk (1-0-1) and Michael Chaput (0-1-1) chipped in a point a piece for the Comets. Richard Bachman made 29 saves on 34 Marlies shots, in the loss.
A 5-2 loss to the Toronto Marlies on Sunday evening at the Ricoh Coliseum sent the Utica Comets to a winless opening weekend to kick off the 2016-17 season. The Comets have now lost their first two games of the season in three of the franchises four years.
Jordan Subban (2-0-2) scored both the Comets goals and has now captured a point (2-2-4) in all four of his team’s goals this season. Michael Chaput (0-2-2) chipped in two assists, and collected three points in his first two games in a Comets sweater. Rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko made his professional hockey debut with a 28-save performance against the defending North Division champions.
The Utica Comets drew first blood in the 2016-17 Galaxy Cup series, with a 5-4 victory over the Syracuse Crunch at the OnCenter War Memorial Arena Friday night. The win was the Comets first of the season and improves the team’s record to 1-2-0-0 overall.
Defenseman Chad Billins (1-2-3) paced the Comets with a three-point night, while Jayson Megna (1-1-2), Michael Chaput (0-2-2), and Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2) all recorded multi-point efforts. Goaltender Richard Bachman recorded his 102nd career AHL victory with a 19-save effort.
Despite climbing out of a 2-0 hole, the Utica Comets lost by the score of 3-2 to the Albany Devils at the Times Union Center on Saturday night. The Comets record falls to 1-3-0-0, while the Devils improved to a perfect 4-0-0-0.
Off-season free agent signings Michael Chaput (1-0-1) and Derek Hulak (1-0-1) each netted their first goals as a member of the Comets, while David Shields (0-1-1), Marco Roy (0-1-1), Michael Zalewski (0-1-1), and Carter Bancks (0-1-1) all recorded an assist. Goaltender Thatcher Demko, in his second professional start, made 24 saves in the loss.
The Utica Comets opened up the home portion of their schedule with a heartbreaking 2-1 loss to the Binghamton Senators at the Utica Memorial Auditorium Wednesday night. It was the second consecutive loss for the Comets, moving their record to 1-4-0-0 on the season.
Carter Bancks (1-0-1), Alexandre Grenier (0-1-1), and Michael Chaput (0-1-1) paced the Comets with one point apiece. Chaput extended his point streak to five games with an assist in the first period. Goaltender Richard Bachman suffered the loss and stopped 30 of the 32 shots he faced.
Michael Chaput (0-1-1) extended his season-opening point streak to six games in the Utica Comets 4-2 loss to the Providence Bruins at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Friday night. The Comets’ third consecutive loss moved the club’s record to 1-5-0-0 on the season.
Derek Hulak (1-0-1) and Jordan Subban (1-0-1) accounted for the Comets scoring. Chaput’s third period assist gave him seven on the season, good for second most in the American Hockey League. Goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 29 of the 32 shots he faced in his third professional start.
Derek Hulak’s (1-1-2) goal with 6:18 remaining in the third period vaulted the Utica Comets to a 4-3 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday evening. Michael Chaput (0-1-1) picked up an assist on the team’s second goal of the game to extend his season-opening point streak to seven games. The Comets record now sits at 2-5-0-0.
Jordan Subban (1-1-2), David Shields (0-2-2), and Hulak recorded multi-point games for the Comets. Curtis Valk (1-0-1) scored his third goal of the season, and paced the Comets with seven shots on goal. Richard Bachman picked up his second victory of the season with a 31-save performance.
Despite two late third period goals to tie the game at 3-3, the Utica Comets lost 4-3 in overtime to the St. John’s IceCaps Tuesday night at the Mile One Centre. The Comets record now sits at 2-5-1-0.
For the fourth time in his first seven games of the season, Jordan Subban (0-2-2) recorded a multi-point night. John Negrin (0-2-2) also picked up a multi-point night while Phil DeSimone (1-0-1), Carter Bancks (1-0-1), and Darren Archibald (1-0-1) handled the goal scoring. Still in pursuit of his first professional victory, Thatcher Demko backstopped the Comets with a 21-save performance.
The Utica Comets ralled from down 3-1 before ultimately losing 6-3 to the St. John’s IceCaps Wednesday evening at the Mile One Centre. The Comets have collected three of a possible six points during the first three games of their four-game road trip, and the club’s record now sits at 2-6-1-0.
Joseph LaBate (1-1-2), Michael Chaput (1-2-3), and Alexandre Grenier (1-2-3) collected multi-point games for the Comets. Chaput’s three-point night vaulted him to second in the American Hockey League in points (12), just one point shy of the league lead, and tied him with Brandon Leipsic for the league lead in assists (10). Richard Bachman picked up the loss with a 18-save performance.
The Utica Comets wrapped up their four-game road trip with a 2-1 loss to the Syracuse Crunch Saturday night at the OnCenter War Memorial. The Galaxy Cup series is now all square at two points apiece.
Michael Chaput (0-1-1) recorded an assist in the contest, and has now posted a point in all but one of the Comets 10 games this season. Goaltender Richard Bachman made 25 saves in the loss.
The Utica Comets fell into an early hole that they could not dig themselves out of en route to a 4-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Friday evening at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Comets record now sits at 2-8-1-0.
Captain Carter Bancks (1-0-1) potted the Comets lone tally on the evening while Alexandre Grenier (0-1-1) picked up an assist to extend his point streak to four games. Richard Bachman recorded the loss with a 24-save performance in his third consecutive start.
Darren Archibald’s overtime winner landed the Utica Comets a 3-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack at the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Saturday evening. The victory snapped the Utica Comets four-game losing streak and improved their record to 3-8-1-0.
Rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko earned his first professional victory with a 29-save performance. Curtis Valk (1-2-3) posted a career-high three-point game, while Archibald (2-0-2) potted two goals for his sixth career multi-goal game.
The Utica Comets were unable to fight out of an early 2-0 deficit against the Hershey Bears, and dropped a 4-2 decision on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The loss brings the Comets record to 3-9-1-0.
Darren Archibald (1-1-2) and Curtis Valk (1-1-2) each tallied a goal and an assist for the second straight game. David Shields (0-1-1) and Cody Kunyk (0-1-1) also chipped in an assist each, and goaltender Richard Bachman stopped 27 of the 31 Bears shots on goal.
The Utica Comets wiped out an early 3-0 deficit to set up Darren Archibald’s second overtime game-winning goal in three games, as the Comets slipped by the Springfield Thunderbirds 5-4 Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The Comets record improves to 4-9-1-0 on the year.
Curtis Valk (1-2-3) led the Comets offensively and tallied three points while Joseph LaBate (1-1-2) and Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2) chipped in with two points apiece. Jordan Subban (0-1-1), Cole Cassels (1-0-1), Cody Kunyk (0-1-1), Darren Archibald (1-0-1), Wacey Hamilton (0-1-1), and Chad Billins (0-1-1) all collected a point in the win. Goaltender Thatcher Demko earned his seconnd career professional victory and stopped 27 of the 31 shots he faced in the process.
The Utica Comets picked up their second consecutive win Saturday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium as they bested the Rochester Americans 2-1. The win brings the Comets record to 5-9-1-0 on the season.
Curtis Valk (1-0-1) and Darren Archibald (0-1-1) continued to stay red hot and each tallied a point for the fourth consecutive game. Cole Cassels (1-0-1), Jake Virtanen (0-1-1), and Joseph LaBate (0-1-1) each chipped in with one point apiece as well. Goaltender Richard Bachman picked up the win and stopped 15 of the 16 shots he faced.
The Utica Comets took game three of the 2016-17 Galaxy Cup match-up, defeating the Syracuse Crunch 2-1 Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. It was the third consecutive win for the Comets, bringing their record to 6-9-1-0.
Curtis Valk (0-1-1) extended his team-leading point streak to five games with an assist in the first period on Alexandre Grenier’s (1-0-1) power-play goal. Derek Hulak’s (1-0-1) fourth goal of the season, scored in second period, served as the game-winner. Goaltender Thatcher Demko turned in a stellar performance and stopped 31 of the shots 32 shots he faced.
The Utica Comets ran their win streak to four games with a 5-2 win over the Rochester Americans Friday evening at the Blue Cross Arena. With the victory, the Comets record improved to 7-9-1-0.
Andrey Pedan (1-1-2), Wacey Hamilton (1-1-2), Colby Robak (0-2-2), Darren Archibald (1-1-2) and Borna Rendulic (1-1-2) enjoyed multi-point games, while Jordan Subban (1-0-1) picked up his fourth power-play goal of the season. Thatcher Demko made 30-saves for his fourth straight victory.
The Utica Comets saw their season-high four-game win streak come to a halt Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Marlies Saturday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre. The game was played at the home of the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs as part of the Marlies’ Air Canada Series. The Comets record fell to 7-10-1-0.
Rookie goaltender Michael Garteig made his American Hockey League debut with a 31-save performance in the loss. Cody Kunyk (1-0-1) recorded his second goal of the season and Jordan Subban (0-1-1) recorded an assist to extend his road point streak to six games.
The Utica Comets had their three-game home winning streak snapped Wednesday night and suffered a 2-1 setback at the hands of the Rochester Americans. It was the second consecutive defeat for the Comets, dropping their record to 7-11-1-0.
Evan McEneny (1-0-1) notched his first career American Hockey League goal, while Curtis Valk (0-1-1) and Jake Virtanen (0-1-1) also tallied one point apiece. Goaltender Thatcher Demko saw his personal four-game winning streak come to an end with a 19-save effort.
Thatcher Demko’s 24-save effort, and Jake Virtanen’s first American Hockey League goal propelled the Utica Comets to a 2-1 victory over the Albany Devils at the Times Union Center on Friday evening. The victory over the Devils was the franchise’s first regulation win over Albany in 20 tries, including four playoff match-ups.
Andrey Pedan (1-0-1), and Virtanen (1-0-1) handled the scoring for the Comets. With several highlight reel-worthy saves, Demko improved his record to 5-4-1-0, and his goals against average to 2.66 on the season.
Just 24 hours after claiming the franchise’s first regulation victory over the Albany Devils, the Utica Comets did it again by the score of 3-1 Saturday evening at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The win improves the Comets record to 9-11-1-0 on the season.
Carter Bancks (2-0-2), and Darren Archibald (1-0-1) collected the Comets three tallies, while Thatcher Demko picked up the victory with a 29-save performance.
The game entered the third period tied at two with Comets' goals from Marco Roy and Jake Virtanen. After back-and-forth action, Jordan Subban tallied the game winner at 14:33 with a shot from the point.
Goaltender Thatcher Demko turned in another spectacular performance, stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced. It was the sixth consecutive game Demko has allowed two goals or less as he improved to 7-4-1.
Curtis Valk scored early for the Comets but the team surrendered three straight goals leading into the third period.
Borna Rendulic brought the game within one just 6:07 into the third period. The teams traded goals in the final two minutes with a Comets' tally by Jake Virtanen on the powerplay. Despite keeping Demko on the bench in efforts to tie the game, the Comets could not find the back of the net and suffered the 4-3 loss.
Pascal Pelletier, Jake Virtanen and Cole Cassels scored in regulation for the Comets to force an overtime and eventually a shootout. Curtis Valk tallied the lone shootout goal in a 4-3 loss.
Michael Garteig made 30 saves and one in the shootout but fell to a record of 0-1-1.
Anton Rodin, reassigned from Vancouver on a conditioning stint, tallied his first point in North America since April 21, 2013 with an assist in the first period. Alexandre Grenier (1-1-2) extended his point streak to five games. Pascal Pelletier (1-1-2) and Jordan Subban (0-1-1) also notched points in the loss. Goaltender Thatcher Demko stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced and fell to 7-5-2.
Charlie Lindgren stopped all 33 shots for his first professional shutout.
The IceCaps opened the scoring just two minutes into the middle frame. Yannick Veilleux buried the rebound of a Brett Lernout shot to give the visitors the first goal of the game.
Jeremy Gregoire extended the St. John’s lead about halfway through the final frame. Daniel Audette scored the final goal of the game by notching his third of the year on the power play with 5:56 to go in the period, giving the IceCaps a 3-0 victory.
Curtis Valk, Jordan Subban and Cole Cassels gave the Comets a 3-0 lead heading into the final minute of the second period. The Senators would score back-to-back goals at the end of the second to cut the score to a 3-2 Comets lead.
Senators foward Kyle Flanagan tied the game in the third period to force an overtime duel. Jack Rodewald score in extra time to finish the comeback and beat the Comets by a 4-3 margin. Michael Garteig made 28 stops in the game for the Comets.
The Providence Bruins struck with three goals in the first 12:11 to shake Thatcher Demko from the net. Michael Garteig replaced Demko for the remainder of the game as the Comets attempted a comeback.
Darren Archibald tallied a goal for the Comets with his eighth of the season in the second period. The goal, scored on a deflection, was assisted by David Shields and Cody Kunyk. That was the only strike for the Comets as the team suffered their sixth straight game without a win.
The Comets took their first lead against the IceCaps this season with goals from Valk and Subban. After back-and-forth action throughout the second period, a scoreless third period led to overtime. The IceCaps capitalized on an overtime power play to win 4-3. Thatcher Demko stopped 23 of the 27 shots.
The Comets took the lead early by a goal from Wacey Hamilton just over four minutes into the game. The IceCaps tied it up just minutes later off a bouncy puck that found its way behind Richard Bachman.
While no goals were tallied in the second and third periods, the opportunities for both sides were plentiful. Overtime was ended by the IceCaps’ Julien Brouillette, two minutes into extra time. Richard Bachman had an outstanding performance, saving 25 of the 27 shots.
The Comets struck first with a goal from Alexandre Grenier on the power play eight minutes into the game. Rochester battled back with two goals in the first to take the lead. Darren Archibald tied the game in the second period with a feed from Curits Valk.
The Americans scored two more goals in the middle part of the second period to grab a 4-2 lead. Entering the third period, Rochester added another goal to extend the lead. Colby Robak tallied the final Comets goal to close the gap. An empty netter concluded the scoring to give the Americans a 6-3 win.
The Comets jumped out to an early lead with a score from Colby Robak on the power play. The lead vanished after a Devils' goal late in the period. In the middle of the second period, Alexandre Grenier found a bouncing puck in the slot for his ninth of the year to regain the lead. Curtis Valk added another goal just 14 seconds into the third on a one-timer. At 11:54 of the third, the Comets' lead was closed to just a goal. Wacey Hamilton ended the scoring with an empty netter with 1:29 left. Richard Bachman made 23 saves for the win.
After the Bears opened the scoring, Wacey Hamilton responded to tie the game halfway through the first period for his third goal in the last four games. Nearing the closing minutes of the period, Hershey regained the lead that would last until the beginning of the third period.
Alexandre Grenier tied the game just 42 seconds into the final frame to force overtime. 21 seconds into the overtime, Curtis Valk fired a wrist shot for his 12th goal of the season to win the game.
After a scorless first period, the Phantoms struck first with a goal from Travis Sanheim. With 3:33 to go in the second the scoreless tie was finally broken. Lehigh Valley added another goal to take a 2-0 lead into the third.
Taylor Leier extended the lead to 3-0 with a strike early in the third period. Alexandre Grenier tallied the lone Comets goal with a wrist shot score at 7:09 of the finla frame. Curtis Valk and Colby Robak assisted to continue all three players’ point streak to four games. With Richard Bachman pulled for the extra attacker, T.J. Brennan scored an unassisted goal into the empty net for his 11th of the year to end the game at a 4-1 score.
Thatcher Demko and Kristers Gudlevskis were solid in the first period as the teams skated in the second period looking for the first goal. Alexandre Grenier gave the Comets a 1-0 lead at 4:34 of the second frame. His 12th of the season was assisted by Curtis Valk and Darren Archibald.
Mike Halmo tied the game in the third period to force an overtime period. Archibald ended the game with his third overtime winner of the season to give the Comets a 2-1 win. Valk and Demko assisted on the goal.
The Bruins took an early lead with a shorthanded goal but the Comets were able to fire back. Jordan Subban tied the game in the second by beating his brother, Malcolm, for his ninth of the year. Borna Rendulic and Michael Carcone were credited with the helpers.
Mike Zalewski gained the lead for the Comets with his first of the year in the third period. Pascal Pelletier and Cody Kunyk assisted to close the scoring. Richard Bachman turned aside 36 shots, including a penalty shot in the final minute, to win the game.
Ryan Pulock scored on the power play in the second period to break the scoreless game and give the Sound Tigers a 1-0 lead through two periods of play.
Darren Archibald and Alexadre Grenier scored in the third to give the Comets a lead in the closing minutes. Curtis Valk assisted on both goals with all three players finishing with two points a piece. Evan McEneny scored an empty net goal to seal the win.
Richard Bachman made 32 saves to improve his record to 6-7-1 on the season.
Pascal Pelletier began the scoring with a tally just 2:20 into the game with an assist from Cody Kunyk. This score began a three-point night for the two players. The IceCaps tied the game with a one-timer goal from Charles Hudon but Evan McEneny regained the lead for the Comets with a wrist shot from the blue line. His third of the season began a three-point as well.
Pelletier extended the Comets lead with a deflection score on a McEneny shot for his second of the night.Chris Terry beat Richard Bachman to begin the third but Kunyk scored back-to-back goals to conclude the scoring and help the Comets to a 5-2 win.
Bachman stopped 26 shots to even his record to 7-7-1.
The IceCaps opened the scoring at 2:23 of the second period but Wacey Hamilton tied the game at 6:13 with a rebound goal after Carter Bancks and Jake Virtanen each had an attempt on goal. 46 second later, Borna Rendulic picked the glove-hand corner of Danis to give the Comets a 2-1 lead.
18 seconds into the third period, Cody Kunyk extended the Comets lead with this fifth of the year to give the Comets a 3-1 win.
Bachman stopped 32 shots to win his fourth straight game and improve his record to 8-7-1.
Richard Bachman made 20 saves for his first shutout of the season and 16th of his career to help the Comets to a 4-0 win over the Crunch.
After two scoreless periods, the scoring finally broke open in the third period when the Comets struck twice in 16 seconds. At 10:42, Cody Kunyk buried the first goal with a wrist shot past Adam Wilcox for his sixth of the year. Shortly after, Jake Virtanen deflected an Evan McEneny shot for his fifth of the year. The scoring rampage continued at 16:19 as Cole Cassels banged in a loose puck around the net. Darren Archibald scored an empty net goal for his 12th of the year to complete the scoring on the Comets sixth-straight win.
Shane Harper opened the scoring with two minutes remaining in the opening period. Harper’s sixth of the year was assisted by Dryden Hunt and Graham Black. Pascal Pelletier tied the game with less than five minutes remaining in the second, deflected a puck off his skate for his sixth tally of season. Colby Robak and Mike Zalewski picked up the assists. The third period went scoreless, and the teams headed to overtime.
Jayce Hawryluk netted the game-winning goal just 1:22 into the extra period. Matt Mackenzie and Kyle Rau were credited with the assists. Richard Bachman stopped 21 shots and his record falls to 9-7-3 on the year. Sam Brittain made 24 saves to earn his first win of the season.
The Penguins struck with two goals in the first period. The teams played a scoreless second period and 1:23 into the third frame, Alexandre Grenier struck for the Comets. He fired a slap shot for his 14th of the year with assists from Curtis Valk and Colby Robak. The goal was scored on the power play. Over three minutes later, the Penguins regained the two-goal lead.
With Richard Bachman pulled for the extra attacker, Evan McEneny scored on a one-timer to bring the game to a 3-2 score. The assist were credited to Valk and Grenier. Bachman remained pulled but the Comets couldn't tally another goal.
Bachman finished with 27 saves.
The Crunch jumped out to an early lead with two goals, one of which while shorthanded, in the first 3:38. Carter Banks opened the scoring for the Comets with his sixth of the year at 17:11 of period one. Evan McEneny would score in the second to tie the game but it was quickly erased with another Crunch goal.
Jordan Subban tallied a power play goal to force overtime and eventually a shootout. Cory Conacher scored the lone shootout goal to win the game for the Crunch. Thatcher Demko made 26 stops and two in the shootout.
Borna Rendulic opened the game’s scoring at 3:33 with a wrist shot for his fourth of the year. The game was tied in the final five minutes of the first period but Darren Archibald scored 3:27 into the second period. The Wolf Pack tied the game and took the lead in the middle of the second frame.
During the third period, Hartford extended the lead to a 4-2 score. With Richard Bachman pulled in the final minutes, the Comets scored with 12.7 seconds left in the game. Archibald tipped a Jordan Subban shot for his second of the night and 14th of the year. The Comets were unable to even the game in the final seconds and lost by a score of 4-3.
Bachman stopped 23 shots and fell to a record of 9-9-2.
Darren Archibald opened the scoring at 12:31 with a power play goal after finding a loose puck in front of the net. His career best 15th goal of the year was assisted by Curtis Valk and Evan McEneny. The Marlies tied the game at the end of the first with a power play goal.
After the Marlies took the lead early in the second, Colby Robak tied the game on a one-timer from a cross-ice pass from Michael Carcone. Toronto would score two third period goals, one on an empty net, that would doom the Comets for the fifth straight game without a win.
The first goal of the night came within the first few minutes of play, scored by Brendan Gaunce for his first on the season. Minutes later Chad Billins scored to extend the lead. With 8.4 seconds remaining in the period, the Marlies cut the score 2-1 with a goal by Andreas Johnnson.
The Marlies rattled off three more goals in the second period to take a 4-2 lead into the final frame. 30 seconds into the third period, Wacey Hamilton cut the lead to a 4-3 score. Carter Bancks tied the game 2:43 into the third but Trevor Moore broke the tie with a power play goal and the eventual game winning goal. Andreas Johnsson scored on an open net to seal the game for the Marlies.
Brendan Gaunce and Curits Valk tallied two goals in eight seconds within the first 1:28 of the game. Carter Bancks and Wacey Hamilton assisted on the first goal while Chad Billins and Tom Nilsson asssited on the eventual game winner. The Thunderbirds tallied a power play goal late in the first to cut the Comets lead in half.
Richard Bachman remained flawless following the Thunderbirds goal in the first period. In the final two periods, he stopped a total of 29 shots to secure a 2-1 Comets win.
The Crunch jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a goal in each of the first two periods. Borna Rendulic scored on a deflection with a pass from Cody Kunyk. The power play goal moved the game to a 2-1 but only for a brief moment. Joel Vermin restored the Crunch’s two-goal lead three minutes later.
Andrey Pedan brought the Comets back to within one goal in the third period with an unasssited goal. Despite pulling Thatcher Demko at the end of the game, Kristers Gudlevskis shut the door to give the Crunch a win. The Comets outshot the Crunch 41-17 for the most shots on goal this year and the least amount of shots against. The Comets also only surrendered one shot in the final period.
The Marlies took a 1-0 lead into the second period where the Comets exploded with three goals. Borna Rendulic, Wacey Hamilton and Cody Kunyk struck for the Comets in the middle frame. Toronto was able to collect another goal in the period to bring the game to a 3-2 score headed into the final stanza.
Evan McEneny and Curtis Valk scored to finish the Marlies and secure the 5-2 win for the first home win for the Comets since January 11. Richard Bachman finished the night with 22 saves to improve his record to 11-10-2.
Springfield began the scoring but the Comets quickly responded with a score from Borna Rendulic on a wrist shot. His seventh of the year was assisted by Cody Kunyk and Evan McEneny. The Thunderbirds boasted a three-goal second period that took the game into the third period with a 4-1 score. The Comets allowed a shorthanded goal and a power play goal in the period.
Richard Bachman was pulled to begin the third in favor of Thatcher Demko. Chad Billins fired a wrist shot from the slot for his third of the year at 4:38 of the third period. Wacey Hamilton and Michael Carcone assisted but another Thunderbirds goal sealed the game at a 5-2 score.
Jordan Subban struck first for the Comets, burying a wrister past goaltender Alex Lyon in the first frame. Andrey Pedan extended the lead to a 2-0 score 4:30 into the middle frame with a slap shot goal. Shortly after the goal, The Phantoms tallied two goals to tie the game. Cody Kunyk returned the Comets to a one-goal lead with a shorthanded tally at 17:51 of the second. The lead was snapped again and the Phantoms scored three straight goals to grab a 5-3 lead in the third.
Alexandre Grenier brought the Comets back to within one with a blistering shot in the middle of the third on the power play. The Phantoms scored two goals on an empty net in the final 1:35 to end the game.
After the Devils took a 1-0 lead into the second, Borna Rendulic scored to even the game in the second period. Just 21 seconds later, The Devils regained the lead and moved into the third period ahead by a goal.
Darren Archibald began the third period rally with a shorthanded score. Jordan Subban added a power play tally late in the third to give the Comets a 3-2 win. Richard Bachman made 33 stops in the win to improve his record to 12-11-2.
Cody Kunyk scored first for the Comets with a deflection goal at 14:38 of the first period. Just five seconds later, the game was tied. Rochester gained the lead in the second period but Mike Zalewski tied the game in the third.
Cal O'Reilly ended the game 24 seconds into the overtime period. Bachman took the overtime loss with 23 saves. The Comets outshot the Americans 39-26.
The first goal of the night came halfway through the first period by Jordan Subban on a wrist shot. His 13th of the year was assisted by Mike Zalewski and Pascal Pelletier. In the second period with 10:17 left, Darren Archibald extended the lead for the Comets. Michael Carcone picked up the assist to move the game into the third.
With 10 minutes remaining in the final period Tom Kostopoulos put the Penguins on the board with a power play strike. Thatcher Demko had 27 saves on the night and his record improved to 10-11-4.
The Senators jumped out to a 2-0 lead that carried them deep into the second period. Cody Kunyk responded with 1:02 left of the second frame after the Comets were awarded a double minor power play. Just one minute into the third period, Borna Rendulic scored to tie the game. At 15:21 of the third period, Kunyk scored his second of the night with a pass to the back door from Darren Archibald.
Despite the Senators pulling the goalie for the extra attacker, the Comets held the lead to win 3-2. Thatcher Demko made 30 stops to secure the win in net.