Simon Ryfors has Syracuse a hair’s breadth from a first round bye.
Max Lagace allowed four goals on 26 shots for the victory. Simon Ryfors slathering Lagace with the sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that is goal support.
4:18 SYR Ryfors (23), (Barre-Boulet)
6:50 SYR Dumont (18), (Goncalves, Carrick)(PP)
18:40 UTI Parent (2), (Walsh, Nemec)(PP)
14:01 SYR Ryfors (24), (unassisted)(PS)
2:41 SYR Carlile (8), (Ryfors)
9:57 SYR Ryfors (25), (Goncalves, Carrick)
12:19 UTI Hawryluk (4), (Wotherspoon, Nemec)
12:29 UTI Parent (3), (Foote, Pinho)
18:26 UTI Schmelzer (6), (Nemec, Foote)
19:28 SYR Ryfors (26), (Carrick)(EN)
Simon Ryfors was the game’s first star. Obviously.
Syracuse moves to 80 points with two games to play. They leapfrog into second place ahead of Rochester, which sits at 79 points with a game in hand on the Crunch. Utica stays on 76 points with two games to play, so Syracuse is so close to clinching a first round bye and with a little help might get the second spot and home ice for their playoff series.
Box score from TheAHL.com.