Utica, NY – The Utica Comets jumped out to a 1-0 lead but surrendered three unanswered goals in a 3-1 defeat to the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center.
Bailey got the Comets on the board at the 14:29 mark of the first, tapping in a back-door feed from Nikolay Goldobin on the power play.
Dennis Yan tied the game at one 3:12 into the second period. Luke Witkowski put Syracuse up 2-1 with a shorthanded goal after a Comets turnover with 51 seconds to go in the middle frame.
Boris Katchouk doubled the Crunch lead with 3:21 remaining in the third after a defensive breakdown left him open in front.
The Comets are back in action Friday night when they take on the Belleville Senators. Puck drop is at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at the Box Office, over the phone by calling (315) 790-9070, or online at www.empirestatetix.com. The game can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHLTV.
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