Syracuse Crunch erases early deficit to edge Senators in overtime

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –

Danick Martel scored the game-winner in overtime to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the Belleville Senators, 4-3, tonight at the War Memorial Arena.

Alex Barre-Boulet scored twice to help the Crunch climb back from a two-goal deficit and force the extra frame before Martel finished the comeback effort. The win puts the Crunch at 6-3-2-0 on the season.

Goaltender Spencer Martin earned his first win with the Crunch turning aside 26-of-29 shots. Filip Gustavsson stopped 30-of-34 between the pipes for the Senators. Syracuse converted on 2-of-6 power play opportunities and went a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.

The Senators opened scoring 14:14 into the game. Colin White stole a mishandled puck behind the net and sent it across the crease for Drake Batherson to chip in backdoor. Just twenty seconds later, Batherson scored his second of the night with a high slot shot that went off the post and in. Hubert Labrie and Christian Jaros tallied assists on the play.

The Crunch stole one back with a power-play goal 1:59 into the middle frame. Chris Mueller was in front of the net to redirect Barre-Boulet’s shot from the left circle. Cameron Gaunce earned the secondary helper.

Less than a minute later, Belleville regained their two-goal lead. Vitaly Abramov got his stick on the puck and beat Martin from between the circles with the help of Batherson and White.

Syracuse came back within one for a second time at the 5:14 mark. Barre-Boulet picked up the rebound from Gaunce’s point shot, wrapped around the cage and tucked the puck past Gustavsson’s left skate. Ben Thomas earned a point on the goal.

Barre-Boulet tied the game with his second goal of the night on the power play 7:31 into final frame to eventually force overtime. Mueller won the faceoff in the right circle and sent it back to Gaunce. He fed Barre-Boulet for a shot from the left point that went bar down.

Martel gave Syracuse the win when he battled through the slot before flipping to his backhand to shovel in a shot from the right circle 2:07 into the overtime period. Mitchell Stephens and Gaunce assisted on the game-winner.

The Crunch travel to face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tomorrow at 7:05 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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