Rochester shanks the extra point.
Spencer Martin allowed three goals on 5 shots before getting the First Period hook, giving way to Samuel Montambeault, who allowed three goals on 15 shots the rest of the way for the wild victory.
1:12 ROC Smith (3), (Gates Jr., Mersch)
5:32 ROC Warren (1), (Franco, Hawkins)
5:51 ROC Polino (1), (McGrath, McCrea)
8:25 SYR Katchouk (10), (Carlsson, Denisenko)(PP)
19:04 SYR Day (3), (Green, Heponiemi)
19:28 SYR Morand (5), (Lohin)
0:28 SYR Abbandonato (3), (Carlsson)
0:55 SYR Somppi (9), (Raddysh, Katchouk)
6:05 SYR Raddysh (8), (Somppi, Katchouk)
14:38 ROC Elie (8), (Murray, Jones)
17:13 ROC Gates Jr. (1), (Fitzgerald, Laaksonen)
17:54 SYR Somppi (10), (Raddysh)
18:53 ROC Hawkins (1), (Jones, Welsh)
Boris Katchouk and Otto Somppi were the game’s first and second stars.
Wow. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a team score four goals in the span of less than two minutes of play all clustered around the end and the start of the period like the four goal swing that happened late in the Second Period and early in the Third Period tonight. What looked like a probable win melted for Rochester melted down in a hurry. I’ve seen wild high scoring games like this in the AHL. In fact, I remember sitting in The Scope and watching Norfolk drop a wild one like this to Portland in Jon Cooper’s first year of coaching in the Lightning organization. But nothing that matches this kind of tight clustering of four goals that really swings a game.
Boris Katchouk is now 8th in the AHL in scoring with 10-16-26 in 21 games. And (really cool) with their big nights tonight, Taylor Raddysh and Otto Somppi have also moved into the top-20 in the league in scoring. Each has 21 points, which is tied for 16th in the league.
Syracuse sits in third in the North Division, just two points back of Lehigh Valley for second place, although the Phantoms hold two games in hand.
Box score from TheAHL.com.