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Comets notch seventh straight win to open year with shootout victory over Bears

Comets improve to 7-0-0-0 on the season with a 2-1 shootout win against Hershey.

Posted: Oct 27, 2019 12:53 AM
Updated: Feb 17, 2020 12:42 PM

Hershey, PA - Michael DiPietro's 38 saves helped the Comets to their seventh straight win to open up the year, a 2-1 shootout victory over the Hershey Bears at Giant Center, Saturday.

Adam Gaudette's first of the season got the scoring going in the first period, a lead that would last until the third.

In the middle frame, DiPietro made 14 saves as the Comets were outshot 14-4, but remained in the lead heading into the locker room.

The third period saw the Bears knot things up with Phillippe Maillet squeezing a shot through DiPietro. The rest of regulation and overtime yielded no results.

In the shootout, DiPietro stopped all three shots he faced, while Reid Boucher ended it with a goal for the win.

The Comets are back in action against Wedesday night at the Adirondack Bank Center against the Binghamton Devils.

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