The AHL: UTICA COMETS
Things are looking bad for the Utica Comets. The Comets dropped their fifth-straight loss against the Hershey Bears on Friday night and will try their luck again on Saturday against the Binghamton Senators.
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The Comets are 1-4-3 in their last eight games, managing to grab just five of possible 16 points in that span.
Although their playoff chances look secure, this is certainly not a good sign for the Comets. They have lost centreman Brendan Gaunce and defenceman Andrey Pedan to the injury-riddled Vancouver Canucks and had to return Chris Higgins to Vancouver as well.
Although the Canucks have sent down winger Alex Grenier back to Utica, the Comets have to find more ways to score, just like the Canucks. The Comets were forced to recall Curtis Valk from the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings.
The way the playoffs are shaping up, too, the Comets are in a tough position as they are set to play the Albany Devils. Since February 20th, the Comets have lost all three of their meetings against the Devils by a combined score of 12-6.
Without top-tier netminding from the likes of Jacob Markstrom this time around, the Comets seem to be in a little bit of a trouble late in the season. One good news, however, is that with Friday’s goal, Jordan Subban and his 11 goals is good to tie Esa Lindell for the most goals by a rookie defenceman in the AHL.
Let’s end on a positive note, eh?
With just two weeks left in the NHL season, the prospects are at the centre of our attention, as they should be. The future has not looked this bright for the Canucks, but is this just the beginning? Who cares, though. These men are playing great hockey!