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)

  1. Toronto Marlies   87 points, 2 games remaining
  2. Syracuse Crunch  84 points, 3 games remaining
  3. Albany Devils       79 points,  3 games remaining
  4. St. John's IceCaps   80 points, 2 games remaining
  5. Utica Comets         77 points, 3 games remaining