The Utica Comets got off to a good start on Thursday at a pre-season matchup against Syracuse at the Patinoire Charlemagne Arena in Lyon, France, with a 1-0 win.

The Comets broke the scoreless tie 7:45 into the second period. Jensen ripped a shot past Adam Wilcox for the Comets first goal of the preseason. Joseph LaBate and Alex Friesen recorded assists on the marker.

Nicklas Jensen (1-0-1) scored the Comets lone goal.  Goalie Joe Cannata was perfect in the net for Utica.

The Comets and Crunch will square off again Friday night, with puck drop scheduled for 8:30 p.m. local time. (2:30 ET).