PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The eight-game winning streak came to an end when the Syracuse Crunch were shutout by the Providence Bruins, 4-0, this afternoon at Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
The loss moves the Crunch to 29-14-2-1 on the season and 0-1 in the two-game season series with the Bruins.
Goaltender Connor Ingram stopped 26-of-30 in net for the Crunch, while Zane McIntyre earned the shutout with 27 saves. Syracuse was unable to convert on two power play opportunities, but went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
The Bruins opened scoring just 1:06 into the game when Cameron Hughes beat Ingram with a quick shot down low. Providence doubled their lead with 3:32 remaining in the first period. Karson Kuhlman faked a shot from the right circle, delayed and scored from the slot with the help of Connor Clifton and Jordan Szwarz.
Providence built a three-goal lead with a shorthanded goal in the final minute of the second period. Zach Senyshyn came in down the left wing on an odd-man rush before saucing the puck across the slot for Kuhlman to finish off with a quick redirection.
The Bruins went up, 4-0, at the 11:26 mark of the final frame. Gemel Smith centered the puck for Ryan Donato to rip home all alone in the left circle. Mark McNeill recorded the secondary helper.
The Crunch travel to face the Belleville Senators on Wednesday at 7 p.m.