AHL Game Night: 2-15-20 Americans at Crunch

Crunch comeback falls short in shootout.

RCH-4
SYR-3 (SO)

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 38 shots before allowing 2 of 3 shooters to convert in the PS session for the SO loss. Syracuse was outshot 38-18 in this contest, so it's clear that Martin's performance held his team in the game, which may be a sign this diminished workload is more in line with what he can handle at this point in his development.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
2:44 SYR Somppi (5), (Walcott)
4:42 RCH Murray (8), (Oglevie, Hickey)
12:52 RCH MacWilliam (2), (Mittlestadt)

Third Period
0:38 SYR Katchouk (11), (Martel, D. Stephens)
1:13 SYR Volkov (7), (Thomas, Colton)
5:28 RCH Smith(10), (Bryson, Asplund)(PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
RCH- Oglevie, Mittlestadt
SYR- NONE

Martin and Alexander Volkov were the game's first and second stars.

I'd love to see a stat of how many points the Crunch have lost from a leading position in the Third Period this season. It's got to be an astronomically large number, at this point, although in this case you can't gripe too much when they came into the final regulation fram trailing.

With a six game streak (4-0-0-2) Syracuse has moved into fifth position in the North Division 3 points clear of Laval and 1 point back of Toronto. However, the Marlies still hold three games in hand, so Syracuse HAS to keep streaking to give themselves a chance.

Box score from TheAHL.com.