BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - Utica scored the first two goals of the game Friday night at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, en route to victory over the Binghamton Devils, 3-1. The Comets struck at the end of the first period when Reid Boucher sent a backhand shot past Mackenzie Blackwood for the first goal of the game. In the second, Michael Carcone gave Utica a two-goal lead with his tenth goal of the season.
Bracken Kearns scored the lone goal of the game for the Binghamton Devils on a breakaway. It was the all-star's ninth of the year.
Utica scored the final goal of the game on an empty-net.
Final score: Utica (21-14-6-3) - 3, Binghamton (12-23-5-2) - 1
Binghamton is on the road Saturday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.