The Utica Comets had a huge, 21-4 shot advantage in the third period.
They outshot the Adirondack Phantoms 39-25 overall, and out-chanced them by a very significant margin.
They had what seemed like a couple of dozen golden opportunities that they couldn’t connect on, although they finally rang up three goals in the final 15 minutes.
It wasn’t enough.
The Phantoms got the best of the Comets, 4-3, in their American Hockey League game before a sold-out crowd of 3,815 Friday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.