This past weekend saw the Utica Comets earn a shootout victory on Friday night over the Albany Devils, but then fail to gain ground in the playoff chase as Utica dropped a pair of road games on Saturday and Sunday.

The Comets have been battling the St. John's IceCaps for the North Division's final playoff spot, but the recent struggles of the Devils (0-3-2-1 in their last six) has made it a three-team race for the final two spots in the division.

St. John's has 74 points, Albany has 73 and Utica 71; both Utica and Albany have a game in hand over St. John's.

So as we head into the final stretch, here's the Comets' remaining schedule:

  • Friday, March 30 - @ Rochester
  • Saturday, April 1 - vs. Rochester
  • Sunday, April 2 - @ Wilkes-Barre Scranton
  • Friday, April 7 - vs. Toronto
  • Saturday, April 8 - @ Rochester
  • Sunday, April 9 - vs. St. John's
  • Wednesday, April 12 - vs. Syracuse
  • Friday, April 14 - vs. Hartford
  • Saturday, April 15 - @ Syracuse