Gonzo the great.
Hugo Alnefelt allowed one goal on 16 shots before exiting the game in the First Period with an injury. Max Lagace allowed two goals on 18 shots the rest of the way for the victory.
4:31 TOR Clifford (1), (Rifai)
8:40 SYR Raddysh (7), (Barre-Boulet, Dumont)
2:17 SYR Smith (5), (Thompson)
3:03 SYR Walcott (6), (Usau, Goncalves)
12:55 TOR Gaudette (11), (Slaggert, Johnstone)
15:04 TOR Der-Arguchintsev (5), (Abruzesse, Ellis)
6:23 SYR Goncalves (2), (Ryfors, Carlile)
7:05 SYR Jones (1), (Goncalves, Thompson)
Gage Goncalves, Jack Thompson, and Jack Finley were the game’s three stars. Truly the kind of night the Lightning organization has to be extremely happy with, excepting the injury to Alnefelt.
Goncalves now has 12 points in 16 games this season, with a nice +11 rating as a chaser. Thompson’s two assist effort was his first multi-point scoreline as a pro.
As of this posting, Alex Barre-Boulet remains in the top spot in the AHL at 24 points. Darren Raddysh is tied for second at 22 points with a seven point gap on the next closest defenseman.
Ilya Usau is now on a three game point streak after going scoreless in his first 11 games as an AHL rookie.
Syracuse moves to a game over .500, good for fourth place in the North Division.
Box score from TheAHL.com.