The Utica Comets have announced the rescheduled date for Monday's postponed game, which will resume already in progress. There was about 2:30 remaining in the second period with the Comets leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2-1 when the power and all of the lights went out at the Adirondack Bank Center.
The Utica Comets home opener ended unexpectedly on Monday night, with spectators using their cell phone to exit the Adirondack Bank Center after a power outage. There was 2:43 remaining in the second period with Utica up 2-1, when the lights went dark.
Rochester fans insulted Utica through its most famous dish during game 4 of the AHL Northern Division playoffs on Tuesday, now the Utica Comets have forced them to sit at Utica's dinner table on Thursday night. Utica won a "barn burner" in Rochester, crushing the Amerks 4-0 and forcing a deciding game 5 Thursday night at Utica's Adirondack Bank Center.
The Utica Comets are on the verge of matching a record for the best start in American Hockey League history, and the team that holds the record now will be standing in their way on the ice Wednesday night.