Comets 0 vs. Marlies 2

The goaltenders shined Friday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium and combined to turn aside 55 of the 56 shots the Utica Comets and the Toronto Marlies fired on net. In the end, it was the Marlies’ goaltender, Jonathan Bernier, who stood tall and turned aside all 27 of the Comets shots to earn Toronto the 2-0 victory.

Comets goaltender Richard Bachman pitched in an incredible 29-save performance, reminiscent of his Calder Cup Semifinals performance Comets fans saw last season.

It took two and a half periods for the game’s first goal to be scored. 10:43 into the third period the Marlies scored the go ahead goal when Richard Panik received a pass from Josh Leivo, from behind the net, and slipped it past Bachman.

Rich Clune chipped in an empty-net goal with 10 seconds left to cap off the 2-0 game.

Toronto outshot the Comets 30-27. Both teams failed to take advantage of seven power plays throughout the game.

The loss drops the Comets to 11-10-2-1, while the win improved the Marlies record to 19-5-1-0.

The Comets will look to get revenge, as their next game will be against the Toronto Marlies, this time at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Sunday. Puck drop is scheduled for 3 p.m.