Nikolay Goldobin Leads Comets Past Laval to Earn Weekend Split

The Utica Comets traveled to Laval, Quebec over the weekend to take on the Rocket in a pair of games. After 6-3 losing Friday night, Nikolay Goldobin recorded a hat-trick in a 4-2 win Saturday.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Utica Comets (10-7-1-0) – 4
Laval Rocket (11-6-3-0) – 6

The Comets struck first to take a 1-0 lead, but would ultimately fall to the Rocket 6-4 Friday night.

Laval native Francis Perron accepted a pass from Carter Camper before a firing the puck on net. His initial shot was stopped. He cashed in on his own rebound for a 1-0 lead with the power-play goal. The Rocket scored late in the period tying the game before heading to intermission.

Laval scored two more in the second period before adding one more at 2:21 in the third to take a commanding 4-1 lead. Lukas Jasek scored at 5:15 assisted by Jonah Gadjovich and Camper to get the Comets back within two. The Rocket extended their lead to 6-1 on goals at 5:55 and 6:56. Camper and Gadjovich attempted the comeback, but it wasn’t enough and the Comets would fall 6-4 in this one.

Zane McIntyre was in goal for Utica and finished with 26 saves.

BOX SCORE

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Utica Comets (11-7-1-0) – 4
Laval Rocket (11-7-3-0) – 2

Nikolay Goldobin scored a hat-trick and Michael DiPietro made 41 saves in a 4-2 Utica Comets victory in Laval Saturday night.

Gadjovich extended his scoring streak to three games thanks to his 1-0 goal in the first period. Kole Lind fired a pass through the slot that deflected off Gadjovich and into the net.

Goldobin scored his first of the night on a power-play at 3:41 of the second with assists going to Camper and Lind. The Rocket closed out the period by scoring twice evening the score at 2-2.

The Comets regained their lead at 8:41 after Gadjovich scored his second of the night from a tough angle. He capped off the hat-trick with an empty goal at 19:39 of the period. DiPietro finished with 41 saves on the net.

BOX SCORE

TOP PERFORMERS

Nikolay Goldobin - 3 Goals
Carter Camper - 1 Goal, 4 Assists
Jonah Gadjovich - 2 Goals, 1 Assist

The Comets return home Wednesday night on the eve of Thanksgiving as they host the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drop is at 7pm.

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