Chicago Skates by Comets in Afternoon Outing [VIDEO]
Watch Highlights of the Game in Chicago:
The Chicago Wolves defeated the Utica Comets 4-2 Tuesday
afternoon at Allstate Arena.
Ty Rattie led the way for the Chicago Wolves with three points (1-2-3),
while Alexandre Boduc (0-2-2) and Keith Aucoin (0-2-2) picked up two points
each. Benn Ferriero and Nicklas Jensen scored the Comets goals.
The Wolves struck first 10:17 into the first period. A Comets turnover in
the Wolves zone caught the Comets in the middle of a line change and led to
a 2-on-1 rush. Keith Aucoin slid a pass past Alex Biega to Ty Rattie who
fired the game’s first goal into an empty net.
A hustle play by Alexandre Bolduc would give the Wolves a 2-0 lead with 2:55
to play in the first period. Ty Rattie sent the puck the length of the ice
on what looked to be an icing call. However, Bolduc beat out two Comets
defenders to nullify the icing call. A quick pass to the slot found Chris
Porter all alone, who beat Joacim Eriksson through the five hole.
A Wolves Bench Minor for Too Many Men 4:45 into the second period set the
Comets up on their first power play of the game. Benn Ferriero, off a pass
from Henrik Tommernes, streaked down Jake Allen’s right hand side, and fired
a wrist shot past Allen to put the Comets on the board. Patrick Mullen
picked up the secondary assist.
The Comets tied the about six minutes later. Alexandre Grenier put on a shot
on goal, the rebound created a mad scramble in front of the net. Nicklas
Jensen dug the puck out, spun and fired a shot past a sprawled Allen.
Guillaume Lepine picked up the secondary assist, his first American Hockey
League point, in his first AHL game.
Chris Porter picked up his second goal of the night to give the Wolves a 3-2
lead with 9:49 to play in the third period. Porter, with the Wolves on a
power play for a Comets Bench Minor Too Many Men penalty, jammed at a loose
puck in front of Eriksson until the puck found its way into the back of the
net. Bolduc picked up his second assist of the night, while Rattie picked up
The Wolves put the game out of reach with a goal with just 2:38 to play. A
loose puck squirted to the slot where Adam Cracknell wristed a shot past
Eriksson. Mark Mancari and Keith Aucoin picked up the assists.
Joacim Eriksson stopped 31 of the Wolves 35 shots, while Jake Allen stopped
30 of the Comets 32 shots.
The Comets are back in action tomorrow night in Iowa as the Comets take on
the Iowa Wild at 8:05 p.m.