The Utica Comets scored early and often Saturday night but ultimately just slipped past the Adirondack Flames with a 5-4 win

Five different Comets recorded a goal in tonight’s match-up including Brandon DeFazio who recorded his fourth goal of the season. Nicklas Jensen (1-1-2) and Cal O’Reilly (0-2-2) paced the way for the Comets with two points apiece.

Niklas Jensen
Niklas Jensen

As soon as the puck hit the ice in the first period the puck was no stranger to the back of the Flames net. Just 37 seconds into the first period Brandon DeFazio received a pass from Darren Archibald and rushed down the right side of the ice. Before Ortio had any time to react DeFazio sneaked a quick shot just underneath the crossbar to put the Comets ahead.

Cal O'Reilly
Cal O’Reilly

Just eighty-four seconds later Jensen tipped an Alex Biega slapshot through Joni Ortio’s five-hole to double the Comets lead. O’Reilly was credited with the secondary assist to extend his point streak to six games.

The Comets return to the Utica Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday November 5, against the Binghamton Senators. The game will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 5th, and will feature discounted tickets and two-dollar drafts as part of their promotional student night.

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