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Nicklas Jensen scores twice as Utica Comets edge Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2

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UTICA, N.Y. - Nicklas Jensen had a pair of goals? including the eventual winner at 4:51 of the third period? as the North-Division leading Utica Comets downed the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs 3-2 on Wednesday in American Hockey League play.

Alexandre Grenier also scored for the Comets (12-2-2), who are first overall in the AHL standings and have a six-point lead on the Adirondack Phantoms for top spot in their division. Alex Friesen chipped in with two assists.

Rene Bourque and Magnus Nygren supplied the offence for the Bulldogs (6-8-2), who dropped their first game in three outings.

Joacim Eriksson made 19 saves for Utica as Mike Condon kicked out 27-of-30 shots for Hamilton.

The Comets went 0 for 5 on the power play while the Bulldogs scored once on three chances with the man advantage.

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