Syracuse Crunch falls at home to Laval

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (SYRACUSE CRUNCH) –

The Syracuse Crunch were topped by the Laval Rocket, 4-2, tonight at the War Memorial Arena.

Laval scored in the opening minute and held on to the lead all game. Danick Martel and Mitchell Stephens both found the back of the net for Syracuse, but the team couldn’t complete a comeback effort and falls to 10-8-2-0 on the season.

Scott Wedgewood turned aside 10-of-13 shots between the pipes for the Crunch before being relieved by Spencer Martin in the third period. Martin went on to stop both shots he faced. Charlie Lindgren earned the win with 26 saves in net for the Rocket. Syracuse went 0-for-5 on the power play, but a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Laval jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game. Jake Evans beat Wedgewood five-hole from the right circle. Assists went to Karl Alzner and Antoine Waked.

Syracuse evened the score late in the first period. Alex Barre-Boulet fired a slap shot from the slot that went wide right. The puck ricocheted off the end boards and back out for Martel to chip in. Stephens tallied a point on the equalizer.

The Rocket went back on top with two goals in the middle stanza. At the 12:04 mark, Matthew Peca drove down the right wing before dishing a pass over for Riley Barber to finish off from below the left circle. Josh Brook recorded the secondary helper. Two minutes later, Alexandre Alain wristed a shot from the left faceoff dot with the help of Lukas Vejdemo and Karl Alzner.

The Crunch came back within one 6:22 into the third period. Barre-Boulet passed off to Martel behind the cage who skated the puck up the left wing and fired. His shot was stopped, but Stephens was down low to net the rebound.

Laval secured their win when Vejdemo drew a penalty in the final seconds and was awarded the empty-net goal.

The Crunch travel to face the Binghamton Devils 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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