By Andrew Chernoff
November 12, 2016
The Utica Comets take on the Hartford Wolf Pack tonight, in their second game of their 6 game homestand.
COMETS IN NEED OF WINS
The two-win Comets enter tonight’s contest, looking to end a 4 game losing streak, and get the first win of their 6 game homestand.
Comets come into the game in seventh place in the North Division with 5 points in 11 games, while Hartford is in last place in the Atlantic division, with 7 points in 11 games.
Last Game: The Utica Comets (2-8-1-0) began their 6 game homestand with a 4-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last night.
Carter Bancks had the Comets lone goal, while Alex Grenier had the only assist on the tally, to extend his point streak to 4 games.
Utica goalie, Richard Bachman, stopped 24 shots in the loss, his 3rd consecutive start for the Comets.
VIRTANEN BACK IN THE HOUSE
Jake Virtanen made his first appearance last night for the Comets this season, after being assigned to Utica on Wednesday by the Vancouver Canucks.
Virtanen is expected to play his second consecutive game tonight for the Comets.
WOLF PACK HUNGRY FOR WIN
The Wolf Pack entered weekend action last night against the Rochester Americans. Hartford (3-7-1-0) hoped to win, and come into their match up against the Comets on a win streak, after dropping a 6-2 contest last Saturday night against the Providence Bruins, their 5th loss in a row, a losing streak that began on Oct. 28.
Instead, the Wolf Pack lost 5-2 to the Rochester Americans last night, and are now 1-6-0 in their last 7 games.
SUBBAN STILL AMAZING
Jordan Subban’s five-game point streak came to an end last night, which prior to that, had him knocking on the AHL leaderboard for goals (4), power-play goals (3) and points per game (1.22) by a defenseman.
Subban’s highlights include four multi-points games in the first 9 games of the season.
COMET’S POWER PLAY STILL BURNING
Unlike the the NHL Vancouver Canucks, according to the Comets website, the Utica power play, has been red hot to start the season and is ranked eighth in the league, scoring a power-play goal in four of their last five games, entering their game tonight.