UTICA, N.Y. — Thatcher Demko made 29 saves as the Utica Comets downed the Toronto Marlies 5-2 on Wednesday in American Hockey League play.

Alex D'Aoust, Jayson Megna and Philip Holm had a goal and an assist each for the Comets (12-11-5), who also got goals form Michael Carcone and Patrick Wiercioch.

Dmytro Timashov and Ben Smith found the back of the net for the Marlies (21-8-0), who are on a three-game slide.

Calvin Pickard stopped 29-of-35 shots in a losing cause.

Utica went 2 for 4 on the power play while Toronto failed to score on four chances with the man advantage.