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Comets surge past Crunch, 6-2

The Utica Comets surged in the second period to top the Syracuse Crunch, 6-2, tonight at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The Crunch opened scoring and held the lead twice in the first period, but the Comets dominated the middle stanza to build a three-goal lead before adding another goal in the third. The first regulation loss puts the Crunch at 2-1-1-0 this season.

Syracuse Crunch vs. Utica Comets

Scott Wedgewood turned aside 32-of-38 in net for the Crunch, while Michael DiPietro recorded the win with 16 saves between the pipes for the Comets. Syracuse was unable to convert on five power play opportunities, but the penalty kill unit was a perfect 5-for-5.