UTICA, N.Y. - Joe Cannata stopped 37 shots and the Utica Comets scored twice in 1:51 in the third period to come from behind and defeat the visiting Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action.
Pascal Pelletier tied the game at two for the Comets (34-32-9) at 2:21 of the third and Cal O'Rielly added the eventual winner at 4:12.
He's a winner. We want winners here, and he's a proven winner. He's won two Stanley Cups. He's 22 years old and been a big part of it. He's got all the right tools. He's got size (6-foot-1, 204 pounds) and strength. He's exactly what we were looking for. He's going to be a big piece of our team for many, many years to come.
— Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on Brandon Saad, who he acquired in a trade with the Blackhawks on Tuesday