New Hartford native and first-year rookie, Mike Zalewski opened up the scoring in the opening period just 1:54 into the game, for his first goal of his professional career. With assists from Grenier and Biega, Zalewski guided the puck down the right wing to eventually overpower veteran defensemen, Maxim Noreau. As Noreau’s stick got tangled up on the play, Zalewski took advantage of the distraction and slipped it in on Carter Pickard’s left side to give the Comets the one goal lead.
Alex Biega (0-2-2) and Alexandre Grenier (0-2-2) led the way with two points apiece. Joacim Eriksson put in another solid performance recording 29 saves on 30 shots.
It was the seventh win in eight games for the Comets, 9-1-2-0 in their first 11 games, leading the North Division, the Western Conference and the entire AHL with 20 points.
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