Syracuse gets their Calder Cup Playoffs campaign started off right.
Syracuse Leads the Series 1-0
Max Lagace allowed two goals on 23 shots for the win.
4:12 SYR Carlile (1), (Koepke, Element)(PP)
8:54 ROC Weissbach (1), (Kozak)
16:30 SYR Robert (1), (Balcers, Koepke)(PP)
18:41 ROC Passolt (1), (Davies, Mersch)
2:20 SYR Myers (1), (Carrick, Element)
Phil Myers, Declan Carlile, and Felix Robert were the game’s three stars.
It was a pretty dominating effort by Syracuse outshooting their rivals 40-23 in the contest, but Malcolm Subban gave Rochester a chance in this game. Interesting to see a different slate of heroes step up in Game One with the more sandpaper players like Element and Koepke having multi-point games while the Crunch defensive corps continues to cook like it has all season even with Raddysh being called up to the NHL.
Game Two 7 pm tomorrow night. It’s a best-of-five series, so Rochester’s going to be pretty eager to make a push in that game. If Syracuse can hold serve they’ll get up to three cracks at putting the Americans away before hopefully moving on to play either Toronto or Utica.
Box score from TheAHL.com.