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BP Staff 12-29-2012 12:13 AM

Crunch Score Three Power Play Goals, Beat Admirals 4-2
By Jeremy Houghtaling

As the Syracuse Crunch took the ice for warmups, they looked across the ice at something that gave them a range of emotions.

It was different. It was weird. It was somewhat-familiar.

It was the same bright blue, yellow and red Norfolk Admirals uniforms that most of the team had worn last year during their amazing winning streak and ensuing run to the Calder Cup championship.

"You step out and you're skating around and you see them coming out of their lockerroom, and you're like 'Jeez, those jerseys look pretty familiar,'" Crunch defenseman Mark Barberio said. "After that, it comes down to you're playing hockey and they're the opposition."

Syracuse, the new affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, scored three power play goals in a 4-2 win over Norfolk, the former farm team, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

Hoek 12-29-2012 12:59 AM


Syracuse forward JT Brown broke his collarbone after being checked into the boards in the first period, and is expected to miss substantial time.
Damn.. Get well soon. Seems to usually take 6 to 8 weeks for that, so he wouldn't be ready if the lockout lifts.

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