Comets Enter Final Week In a Pinch
The Utica Comets enter the final week of the regular season with their backs against the wall.
Utica went 1-2 over the weekend and are currently the odd-man-out in the playoff race. Despite Friday night’s home win against the Marlies, the Comets collected no points in their finals two games of the weekend – getting shutout by Rochester 5-0 on Saturday and a tough 1-0 home loss to St. John’s at The AUD to St. John’s on Sunday.
The Comets now trail Albany by two points in the standings, and St. John’s by three points. The Devils have three games left on the schedule while the IceCaps have two remaining.
Utica’s remaining schedule:
- Wednesday (4/12) – vs. Syracuse Crunch
- Friday (4/14) – vs. Hartford Wold Pack
- Saturday (4/15) – @ Syracuse Crunch
North Division Standings (as 4/10/17; Top 4 in division advance to postseason)
- Toronto Marlies 87 points, 2 games remaining
- Syracuse Crunch 84 points, 3 games remaining
- Albany Devils 79 points, 3 games remaining
- St. John’s IceCaps 80 points, 2 games remaining
- Utica Comets 77 points, 3 games remaining