Syracuse punches its postseason ticket in style.
Hugo Alnefelt allowed three goals on 34 shots for the win.
4:57 HER Leason (6), (Sgarbossa, Pilon)(PP)
13:55 SYR Ryfors (10), (Goncalves, Nash)
1:52 SYR Hudon (30), (Perbix, Smith)(PP)
5:10 SYR Elie (15), (Ryfors, Green)
8:41 HER Pilon (17), (Sgarbossa)
9:05 SYR Smith (5), (unassisted)
15:54 HER Massie (2), (Sgarbossa, Geisser)
18:05 SYR Elie (16), (Barrie-Boulet, Dumont)(EN)
Gemel Smith was the game’s first star.
Let us all take a moment to appreciate the fact that Benoit Grouxl is a warlock, and to also praise the Syracuse front office for quietly constructing a roster over the course of the season that more and more is beginning to look like the Death Star heading into the playoffs.
Nick Perbix is going to be in the NHL with Tampa next season. Gut feeling. You heard it here first.
With three games remaining, the Crunch have clinched a playoff berth in the North Division. They sit in second place with the top three teams receiving a first round playoff bye. The club will close the regular season with Providence on Wednesday, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday, and then Laval on Sunday.
Box score from TheAHL.com.