DEMKO’S 38 SAVES LIFT COMETS PAST MARLIESMar 18, 2018
Toronto, ON. – The Utica Comets topped the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-1 Sunday evening at the Ricoh Coliseum.
Mason Marchment put the Marlies up 1-0 with four minutes to go in the opening period, putting a rebound past Thatcher Demko. Miro Aaltonen and Kyle Baun were credited with the assists. Tanner MacMaster tied the game at one with 2:43 remaining in the first period. Guillaume Brisebois and Michael Carcone tallied the assists. The goal was MacMaster’s first professional goal. 18 seconds later, Zack MacEwen fired a slapshot past Marlies goaltender Calvin Pickard to take a 2-1 lead.
Patrick Wiercioch extended the lead to 3-1 at the 13:59 mark of the second period. Cam Darcy registered the assist.
Demko and the Comets defense shut the door on Toronto’s high-powered offense to secure the victory.
Demko finished with 38 saves to improve his record to 21-11-6. Pickard stopped 34 shots. His record falls to 19-9-0. The Comets power play went 0-4, while the penalty kill did not allow a goal in five attempts
The Comets are back in action Friday night as they host the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Puck drop at the Adirondack Bank Center is at 7 p.m. Fans are encouraged to use the ticket exchange site, StubHub!. The game can be heard on 94.9 KROCK and viewed on AHL Live.