Utica, N.Y. - In what was one of the chippiest games of the season, the Utica Comets weathered the storm and cane away with a 5-4 win in overtime against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Adirondack Bank Center, Friday.
Ashton Sautner scored his biggest goal of the season, puttin a Tanner MacMaster pass into the net 1:15 into overtime to ice it for Utica.
The Comets held a 4-2 lead in the third period before the Pens tied it up to force the extra frame.
Michael Chaput had two goals for Utica, with Zac Lynch scoring his first as a Comet and Michael Carcone putting a tally home to round out the scoring for the Comets.
Thatcher Demko made 37 saves on 41 shots in the win.
With the victory and a Laval Rocket overtime loss, the Comets magic number to clinch a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs is now at 4.
Utica returns to action on Saturday night on the road against the Syracuse Crunch. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m.