Binghamton, N.Y. – The Utica Comets downed the Binghamton Devils 3-2 in overtime Saturday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veteran’s Memorial Arena.
The Devils struck first as Bracken Kearns deflected a shot past Richard Bachman two minutes into the game. Ben Thomson and Josh Jacobs had the assists. Adam Comrie tied the game at one with a power play strike at the 12:56 mark of the opening frame. Dylan Blujus tallied the assist.
Tim Kennedy regained the lead for the Devils four minutes into the second period. Michael Latta and Michael Kapla were credited with the assists.
Comrie’s second of the night tied the game at two with 3:51 to go in regulation. Reid Boucher and Cam Darcy picked up the assists. Regulation was not enough to find a winner and the game would head to overtime.
With Brian Strait in the box for interference, Philip Holm scored the game-winning goal with 33 seconds to go in overtime. Comrie and Darren Archibald collected the assists.
Bachman finished with 31 saves to improve his record to 4-7-2. Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 29 shots. His record falls to 4-10-4. The Comets power play went 2-4, while the penalty kill was a perfect 5-5.
The Comets return to action Monday afternoon against the Rochester Americans. Puck drop at Blue Cross Arena is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. The game can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live.
The 2018 AHL All-Star Classic will be hosted at the newly renovated Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The two-day event includes the AHL All-Star Skills Competition on Sunday, January 28, followed by the AHL Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony on Monday, January 29 and the 2018 AHL All-Star Challenge later that evening. The Skills Competition and the All-Star Challenge will take place in downtown Utica; all other events during the All-Star Classic will take place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York. For tickets to the two-day event, visit empirestatetix.com.