Riku makes the Phantoms' scoring chances disappear.
Riku Helenius stopped all 21 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. Coming into the season, Helenius had just one shutout in 37 career AHL appearances. Now he has two in his first 11 appearances since re-emerging from Finland.
SYR Killorn, (7) (Aulie), 4:53
SYR Panik, (12) (Korobov), 9:39 (SH)
SYR Gudas, (2) , 13:44
After a five game scoreless streak, Richard Panik and the Panik attack returned to the scoresheet with a shorthanded goal.
This was a rough, brutal game that saw the teams combining for 119 penalty minutes. If you're looking for one of the biggest differences between the AHL and the NHL versions of the Lightning, it's that the Crunch are tougher than the steak you get at Golden Corral.
Syracuse tries to wrap up a solid week tomorrow at home against the Penguins.
Box score from TheAHL.com.