Crunch Suffer Setback in RochesterApril 13, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) Syracuse Crunch
With tonight's loss the Crunch fall to eight place in the Eastern Conference. They sit one point behind seventh place Portland and one point ahead of ninth place Manchester, with two regular season games remaining.
The Americans took a 1-0 lead with 8:27 to play in the opening frame. Colin Stuart beat Crunch netminder Igor Bobkov from the right side seconds after the Crunch killed a Marcus Foligno hooking penalty. Shots in the first period were 11 to 10 in favor of the Americans.
Rochester extended their lead with a goal from Foligno at the 7:10 mark of the second period. Foligno found the back of Bobkov's net seconds after the Crunch killed an Americans power play. Rochester right wing Evan Rankin quickly made the score 3-0 with a power-play tally at the 8:35 mark of the period. Then, Foligno scored his second goal of the night to send the Crunch into the second intermission chasing a 4-0 deficit.
At the 13:47 mark of the third Rochester's Nick Crawford added a power-play goal to make it 5-0.The Crunch got on the board thanks to Mark Bell who scored the Crunch's lone goal with 5:04 to play in regulation.
The Crunch will take on the sixth place Connecticut Whale Saturday April 14 at the War Memorial Arena.
Crunchables: The Crunch finish their season series against Rochester with 12 points...The Amerks finish the series with 13...Five of the 10 games against Rochester this season have gone into overtime...Sexton has 14 points in nine games against Rochester...The Crunch are 13-3-1-1 in the last 18 games...
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