We have a series.
Nicklas Jensen scored the game-winner, while Jacob Markstrom made 32 saves as the Utica Comets prevailed with a 3-2 win in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Final on Wednesday night, cutting their series deficit to 2-1 against the Manchester Monarchs.
Alexandre Grenier and Cal O’Reilly each finished with a goal and assist on the night, as the Comets will now look to even up the series on Friday night.
Game 4 goes Friday night. Puck drop is at 4pm PT.
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Game 1 – Saturday, June 6th – Manchester 3 – Utica 2 (OT)
Game 2 – Sunday, June 7th – Manchester 2 – Utica 1 (OT)
Game 3 – Wednesday, June 10th – Utica 3 – Manchester 2
Game 4 – Friday, June 12th – 4pm PT @ Utica
Game 5 – Saturday, June 13th – 4pm PT @ Utica
**Game 6 – Tuesday, June 16th – 4pm PT @ Manchester
**Game 7 – Wednesday, June 17th – 4pm PT @ Manchester
** If necessary
Game 3: Comets 3 – Monarchs 2
- This marked just the ninth time in 21 post-season games the Comets have scored three goals or more, and just the third time in the past 11 games.
- With his goal and assist, O’Reilly now has at least one point in seven of his past nine games. The goal was his first of the post-season. He leads the AHL with 17 assists.
- Markstrom has allowed two goals or less in 16 of 21 starts during the playoffs.
- Nicklas Jensen has goals in back-to-back games after being scratched for three.