- Defenseman Frankie Corrado scored early in the third period to grab the lead and the Utica Comets held it the rest of the way to defeat the Binghamton Senators 3-2 Saturday in Binghamton.
It was the fourth straight victory and fourth by a single goal for the Comets, 11-3-1-1 in their last 16 games and 22-23-3-4 overall for 51 points. The win left them either six or eight points out the last playoff spot in the American Hockey League’s Western Conference pending the outcome of Saturday’s Milwaukee-Rockford game.
The Comets have scored a modest 40 goals over the last 16 games but have allowed just 34.
The win over the high-scoring Senators (33-16-1-3), who had won four in a row, was the second in as many nights on the Comets’ weekend tour of Upstate New York. They won 2-1 in overtime in Syracuse on Friday. They complete the series at 3 p.m. Sunday in Albany,