AHL Game Night: 12-20-13 Senators at Crunch
Bingo wears out Syracuse.
Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 35 shots for the loss.
SYR Connolly, (3) (Taormina, Paquette), 2:05 (PP)
SYR Paquette, (8) (DiSalvatore, Connolly), 17:21 (PP)
BNG Claesson, (1) (Grant), 5:12
BNG Hoffman, (13) (Da Costa, Wideman), 19:12
BNG Stone, (7) (Hoffman, Wideman), 8:27 (PP)
BNG O'Brien, (3) (Schneider, Wideman), 18:19
BNG Dziurzynski, (2) , 19:47 (EN)
Cedric Paquette was the game's third star.
Syracuse came out well enough and staked themselves to a 2-0 lead, but the wheels eventually came off, especially in the Third Period when they were outshot 18-5. The good news for the Crunch is that they were fortified for the game by Dana Tyrell, Matt Taormina, and freshly signed veteran Jon DiSalvatore. With a few more practices, expect them all to settle in and figure out their roles and the Crunch to put together some better games.
Syracuse faces Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tomorrow night. As of this posting, the Crunch trail Norfolk by 3 points for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. Norfolk trails Adirondack 5-4 late in the Third Period. Whatever the outcome of that contest, Syracuse will hold 2 games in hand on the Admirals at the end of the night.
Box score from TheAHL.com.