Comets earn gutsy overtime win against Penguins for second straight victory

The Utica Comets improve to 2-0-0 on the young season with an overtime victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Posted: Oct 13, 2019 12:08 AM
Updated: Feb 17, 2020 1:18 PM

Wilkes-Barre, PA - Lukas Jasek netted the overtime winner, while Reid Boucher scored two goals as the Utica Comets beat the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-3 on Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena.

After an early stalemate, the Comets struck first at the 17:40 mark of the first period as Boucher wristed a shot past Emil Larmi off a face-off for his third of the year to give Utica a 1-0 lead. Carter Camper got the assist with the face-off win.

Two minutes later, Boucher notched his fourth on a quick shot from the face-off dot following a deflection on the power play. Olli Juolevi and Nikolay Goldobin notched the assists on the goal.

After taking a 2-0 lead into the locker room, the Pens regrouped and came out firing in the second. Stefan Noesen and David Warofsky scored in the middle stanza in order to tie it, and then Anthony Angello gave Wilkes-Barre the lead in the third.

With 2:19 remaining in the game, Carter Bancks won a net front battle and jammed home a centering pass from Ashton Sautner for the clutch goal to bring it back even. Sven Baertschi returned to the Comets line-up to get an assist on the big goal.

Then 3:19 into the extra frame, Jasek ended it on a back door feed from Brogan Rafferty. Baertschi had the secondary assist on the winner.

The Comets return to the ice for their home opener on Wednesday, October 16 against the Syracuse Crunch.

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