Crunch beat Grand Rapids 5-1, force game 6 in Calder Cup Finals

Game 6 will be Tuesday night in Grand Rapids



The Syracuse Crunch forced a game six in the Calder Cup Finals by rolling to a 5-1 win over Grand Rapids on Saturday night in the War Memorial Arena.

The Crunch now trails Grand Rapids three games to two in the best-of-seven series.

Kevin Lynch got the Crunch off to an early lead, scoring 17 seconds into the game.

Lynch was one of five different Syracuse players to score a first period goal, giving the Crunch a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Mike McKenna made 36 saves in net for Syracuse.

Game six will be Tuesday at 7:00 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Crunch lost the first two games of the series on the road.

NewsChannel 9 will have special coverage from Grand Rapids Tuesday night.

If the Crunch win Tuesday, game seven will be Wednesday night.

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