Massive divisional win.
Max Lagace allowed two goals on 35 shots for the victory. The save percentage continues to inch up, now hitting .890 for the season with the victory in a critical game.
7:52 ROC Murray (17), (Biro, Rousek)(PP)
9:55 SYR Thompson (6), (Dumont, Barre-Boulet)
10:30 SYR Balcers (4), (Carrick, Ryfors)
3:08 SYR Carrick (10), (Ryfors, Myers)
9:38 SYR Dumont (17), (unassisted)
18:42 ROC Jobst (12), (Rousek, Biro)(PP)
Gabriel Dumont, Trevor Carrick, and Lagace were the game’s three stars.
I remain hugely impressed with the sophomore campaign of Simon Ryfors, which I mention in part because of the uncertainty around Steven Stamkos’ injury up top at this hour.
Syracuse opens up a five-point gap on fourth place Rochester with the Americans still holding a game in hand. That’s huge because the top three seeds in the division get a first-round bye and avoid the borderline insanity of a three-game opening playoff series.
Box score from TheAHL.com.