AHL Playoff Game Night: 5-25-13 Penguins at Crunch

All good things...

WBS-4
SYR-2

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Leads the Series 1-0

Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

First Period
WBS Grant, (1) (Nesbitt, Smith), 1:55
SYR Mikkelson, (1) (Taormina, Brown), 16:41
WBS Smith, (5) (Gibbons, Kolarik), 17:12 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Johnson, (8) (Connolly, Barberio), 5:38 (PP)
WBS Minella, (1) , 9:24
WBS Grant, (2) (Nesbitt, Holzapfel), 19:04 (PP)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Brendan Mikkelson was the game's third star.

Syracuse tastes adversity now for the first time in these playoffs by yielding home ice to the Pens. In the process, their top line was largely held off the board and Syracuse looked vulnerable in a close game where the other team's goaltending, on paper, is better. Now the real challenge begins. Game Two is tomorrow night and the Pens will be playing with house money in a game where the Crunch absolutely need to win.

Box score from TheAHL.com.