Friday, October 25, 2019
Binghamton Devils (2-4-2-0) – 1
Utica Comets (6-0-0-0) – 5
The Comets hot streak continued to roll Friday night beating the Binghamton Devils by a score of 5-1. Captain Carter Bancks got the scoring started at the 10:08 mark of the first period assisted by Francis Perron. Vincent Arseneau buried a rebound to double the lead 4 minutes later. Perron and Brogan Rafferty picked up the helpers.
The Devils pulled within scoring at 7:13 of the second, but it was all Utica the rest of the way. Reid Boucher scored a power-play goal to put the Comets ahead by two goals once again. Boucher took a pass from Olli Juolevi at the top of the circle, walked into the slot and let a wrist shot fly that found its way through the Devils goalie and into the back of the net.
In goal for Utica was Zane McIntyre who made an awesome 2-on-1 save to keep the Comets two-goal lead intact late in the third. McIntyre finished with 27 saves.
Arseneau scored at 16:37 of the third extending the lead to 4-1. After sliding up into the high slot undetected by the Binghmaton defense, he took a pass from Bancks and fired a wrister into the back of the net. Kole Lind sealed the sixth straight Comets victory with an empty net goal at 18:08.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Utica Comets (7-0-0-0) – 2 (SO)
Hershey Bears (4-3-1-1) – 1
The Comets winning streak was extended to seven games courtesy of a Reid Boucher shootout winner Saturday night in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Adam Gaudette scored his first of the season in his first appearance of the season at 9:36 of the first period to give Utica a 1-0 lead. Gaudette took a pass from Sven Baertschi, skated into the zone and launched a wrist shot into the back of the net using the Bears defender as a screen.
Hershey put the pressure on in the second and third periods recording 26 shots during those 40 minutes. Luckily for the Comets, goaltender Michael DiPietro was dialed in and would finish with 38 saves.
Mikey was 🔒'd in tonight. pic.twitter.com/mSGfttuSSQ— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) October 27, 2019
The Bears managed to tie the game at 1-1 at 6:09 of the third. Hershey continued their domination in the third period firing six shots on goal compared to the Comets one, but couldn’t beat DiPietro.
It was off to a shootout where DiPietro shut down all three Bears shooters. After Baertschi and Justin Bailey were stopped, Reid Boucher scored lifting Utica to another victory.
Tonight's shootout winner, courtesy of Reid Boucher! pic.twitter.com/DLB5qf3EW7— Utica Comets (@UticaComets) October 27, 2019
The Comets return home Wednesday night at 7:00pm when they host the Binghamton Devils again.
Featured image from uticacomets.com.