Desperate Crunch get a big performance from the bullpen to push the series to the brink.
Series Tied 2-2
Max Lagace stopped all four shots he faced for the win before being injured in a goalmouth collision. Rookie Hugo Alnefelt stopped all 24 the rest of the way to seal the team’s shutout victory.
5:35 SYR Koepke (2), (Richard)
2:13 SYR Elie (3), (Barre-Boulet, Dumont)(PP)
6:24 SYR Richard (3), (Ryfors)
Anthony Richard and Cole Koepke were the game’s first and second stars. Both are having a good playoff season thus far with Richard sitting on 3-2-5 in four games and Koepke with 2-1-3 in four games.
Now the scene shifts back to Syracuse for a decisive Game Five. All things being equal, I’d feel pretty good about Syracuse’s chances after outshooting Laval 37-28 in Laval’s barn with their backs against the wall. Things aren’t even, though, with Lagace hurt and a question mark for the deciding game of the series on Tuesday night.
Box score from TheAHL.com.