Adam Erne had a hand in every Syracuse goal, but the Crunch came up short.
The Syracuse forward netted a pair of goals and assists for his first four-point night as a pro, but the depleted Crunch fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.
Three of the Crunch’s six leading scorers are on recall to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
“Obviously, we want to win hockey games regardless of the lineup,” Erne said. “I don’t think that’s really an excuse for us. I think we need to find a way to win these games.”