Rochester, NY – The Utica Comets fell to the Rochester Americans by a score of 5-0 on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena.
3:59 into the game, Cole Schneider scored his 23rd of the year with a power play goal from Patrick Mullen and Tim Kennedy. Justin Bailey extended the lead on a breakaway goal after serving a penalty for his 21st of the year at 16:01. With 35 seconds left in the first frame, Derek Grant tallied a power play goal for his ninth of the year from Kennedy and Mullen. After a penalty-filled first period, the Americans led 3-0.
Justin Danforth scored his first AHL goal at 4:17 for the only goal of the second period. His shot from the low slot was assisted by Jean Dupuy and Alex Kile to give the Americans a 4-0 lead after 40 minutes.
Brady Austin continued the attack with a wrist shot over the shoulder of Michael Garteig for his fourth of the year at 13:01 of the third period. Grant assisted on the final goal of the night.
Garteig stopped 21 shots as his record fell to 0-4-2. John Muse made 33 saves to improve his record to 3-8-0. The Comets were scoreless in six power play opportunities and killed five of seven penalties.
The Comets return to The AUD tomorrow afternoon to begin Fan Appreciation Week. Faceoff against the St. John’s IceCaps is slated for 3 p.m. For available tickets, visit StubHub! The game will be broadcasted live on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live.
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