Crunch edge Monsters for first win of the season

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CLEVELAND, O.H. (SYRACUSE CRUNCH) –

The Syracuse Crunch earned their first win of the season in a 2-1 victory over the Cleveland Monsters tonight at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Alex Barre-Boulet opened scoring before Peter Abbandonato tallied his first professional goal to move the Crunch to 1-0-1-0 on the season.

Scott Wedgewood recorded his first win in his first start for the Crunch turning aside 31-of-32 shots. Matiss Kivlenieks stopped 22-of-24 between the pipes for the Monsters. Syracuse converted on 1-of-3 power play opportunities while going a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

The Crunch got on the board halfway through the first period. Cameron Gaunce passed the puck along the blue line for Luke Schenn to fire from the right point. Barre-Boulet tipped the shot into the back of the net while screening Kivlenieks down low.

Syracuse doubled their lead on the power play just 1:24 into the middle stanza. After some tic-tac-toe passing from Cal Foote and Ross Colton, the puck got dished over for Abbandonato to send home from the right wing.

The Monsters stole one back at the 12:59 mark when Adam Clendening capitalized on a turnover with a quick shot from the top of the right circle. Sam Vigneault got a stick on it and redirected it past Wedgewood.

Syracuse maintained momentum and held on to their 2-1 lead through a scoreless third period.

The Crunch and Monsters finish the second half of the weekend series tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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2019-2020 Syracuse Crunch Home Games:

  • Saturday, October 19 at 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Saturday, October 26 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Sunday, October 27 at 5 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Friday, November 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • Saturday, November 2 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • Saturday, November 23 at 7 p.m. vs. Hartford Wolf Pack
  • Friday, November 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Wednesday, December 4 at 7 p.m. vs. Charlotte Checkers
  • Friday, December 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers
  • Friday, December 20 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, December 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Friday, January 3 at 7 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Friday, January 10 at 7 p.m. vs. Laval Rocket
  • Saturday, January 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, January 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Springfield Thunderbirds
  • Monday, January 20 at 1 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, January 24 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. vs. Providence Bruins
  • Friday, February 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, February 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Cleveland Monsters
  • Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms
  • Friday, February 28 at 7 p.m. vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
  • Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m. vs. Belleville Senators
  • Tuesday, March 17 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, March 20 at 7 p.m. vs. Binghamton Devils
  • Saturday, March 21 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets
  • Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. vs. Hershey Bears
  • Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. vs. Rochester Americans
  • Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m. vs. Toronto Marlies
  • Saturday, April 11 at 7 p.m. vs. Utica Comets

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