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Comets vs. Monarchs: Game 4

by Tyson Giuriato / Vancouver Canucks

Tough task ahead.

The Utica Comets dug themselves a giant hole on Friday night, dropping Game 4 of the AHL Calder Cup Final to the Manchester Monarchs by a score of 6-3.

Will Acton, Sven Baertschi and Frank Corrado scored for Utica, which now trail the best-of-seven series 3-1.

“We just didn’t execute tonight,” said Comets head coach, Travis Green. “Usually that’s a strength of ours, but it was probably the biggest problem of our game tonight. When you don’t execute, you are going to turn the puck over. They are a fast, aggressive team and they took advantage of it.”

Only three teams in AHL history have won the Calder Cup after trailing 3-1 in the Final, the last of which occurring in 1949.

The good news is, the Comets are a perfect 3-0 in Game 5’s this season, and Jacob Markstrom has been a brick wall in games coming off a loss.

Game 5, the last game played in Utica this season, goes Saturday night.

All games can be streamed free on-line at; you can watch on your desktop or laptop through, or download the official AHL Live app from iTunes or Google Play to watch on your mobile device or tablet.

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 – Manchester 6 – Utica 3
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 4: Monarchs 6 – Comets 3

- Jacob Markstrom has now allowed four goals or more in one game every series. He has rebounded to win the next game all three previous times, which includes stopping 40-of-41 shots the last time it happened.

- Frank Corrado’s first period goal marked his first career AHL post-season tally.

- Sven Baertschi now has eight goals on the season after one-timing a cross-ice pass from Cory Conacher.

- Will Acton’s third period tally was his first of the post-season and first goal since March 7.

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