Connor Ingram stopped 27 shots for his third shutout of the season as the Syracuse Crunch blanked the Springfield Thunderbirds, 3-0, tonight at the MassMutual Center.
The victory extends the team’s winning streak to seven straight and points streak to 10. Syracuse is now 11-5-1-0 on the season.
Ingram’s shutout gives him six consecutive wins. Chris Driedger stopped 25-of-27 in net for the Thunderbirds. Syracuse continued their power-play goal streak going 1-for-2, while the penalty kill shut down all five Springfield man-advantages.
Syracuse was first on the board 7:28 into the game. Cory Conacher forced a turnover at the blueline and came in on a 2-on-1 with Andy Andreoff. He sent a cross-slot feed for Andreoff to net his team-leading ninth of the season from the left circle. Mitch Hults tallied the secondary assist.
The Crunch doubled their lead during 5-on-3 play with 5:25 remaining in the game. Taylor Raddysh fed Conacher at the top of the right circle for a one-timer. His shot was blocked, but the rebound kicked out for Alex Barré-Boulet to clean up from near the post.
With 12 seconds remaining, Michael Bournival registered his first of the season with a shorthanded empty-netter.
The Crunch travel to face the Cleveland Monsters on Friday at 7 p.m.
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Crunchables: Cory Conacher is on a nine-game points streak (8g, 14a) with eight multi-point performances, including a career-high seven consecutive…The Crunch have scored a power-play goal in each of their last seven games (16-for-55)…The Crunch have a shorthanded goal in back-to-back games.