Bitter disappointment for Syracuse as they come within an eyelash of advancing only to see their season end.
Laval Wins the Series 3-2
Max Lagace allowed three goals on 36 shots for the loss.
15:31 SYR Richard (4), (unassisted)(SH)
7:16 SYR Jones (1), (Barre-Boulet, Dumont)
11:24 LAV Belzile (4), (Belpedio, Niku)(PP)
19:21 LAV Paquette (2), (Harvey-Pinard, Dea)
10:13 LAV Bourque (1), (Martel)
Max Lagace was the game’s second star, playing tonight’s game after taking the knock early in Game Four.
That was tough to swallow. Crunch played a great game against a veteran-heavy Laval team and got it wining 38 seconds and change of the finish line only to see it slip away at the hands of family, Cedric Paquette. I’m a little shocked. Laval was a very good team and a tough out, but this Syracuse team looked primed for a deep run the way they played down the stretch. Now it’s exit interviews and the possibility of Ben Groulx moving along in the offseason. What a difference 38 seconds makes.
Box score from TheAHL.com.