Make it three straight wins for the Comets, who improved to 3-2 on the season with a 5-1 victory over Rochester on Saturday night.
“We’re feeling good about ourselves,” Jayson Megna said. “We also recognize that it’s still early in the season and we have a long way to go. We still have to get better in all three zones.”
The Comets set the tone in the first period jumping out to a 3-0 lead, despite being outshot 22-6 and having to kill four power plays.
“(The score) could have easily been 3-0 (Rochester), but (Thatcher) Demko was great and we capitalized,” Carter Bancks said. “We knew we needed to be better in the second period in some aspects of the game, but anytime you have a 3-0 lead on the road it’s a pretty good feeling.”
The opening period also saw Reid Boucher notch his first two goals as a Comet, despite coming into the game leading the team in points.
“It was a matter of time before (Boucher) scored,” Bancks said. “To score two goals with the way he shoots the puck, his vision and his game, we knew it was going to happen.”
After coming up big in the first period, Demko stayed hot all game long, stopping 40 of the 41 shots that came in his direction.
“He was spectacular,” Megna said. “There’s really no other way to put it other than he kept us in the game and got two points for us.”
The Comets will return to action this weekend with a pair of games against the Charlotte Checkers.
- Demko is currently with the Canucks, so his status for this weekend’s games is uncertain.
- The Comets will be adding Brendan Gaunce, who’s joining the team on a conditioning stint as he makes his way back from injury.