Syracuse Crunch Weekly

Syracuse Crunch

October 31, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch

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Syracuse Crunch Weekly Release - October 31, 2017 - Vol. 24, No. 4

LAST WEEK

Fri., Oct. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - L, 4-2

Sat., Oct. 28 - Crunch at Rochester - W, 3-2

THIS WEEK

Wed., Nov. 1 - Crunch at Belleville - 7 p.m.

Fri., Nov. 3 - Crunch at Laval - 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 4 - Crunch at Laval - 3 p.m.

Crunch Split a pair to close out October

Syracuse went 1-1-0-0 in Week 4, moving its record to 3-5-1-0 (0.389), seventh in the North Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference.

In the first of five straight matches against North Division opponents, the Crunch lost to Toronto, 4-2, at the War Memorial Arena Friday. It was the first time the teams met since Syracuse won the 2017 North Division Finals.

The Crunch began a stretch that will see them play seven out of eight on the road with a come-from-behind, 3-2 win over the Rochester Americans Saturday. Syracuse scored two unanswered goals in the third period to overtake the Amerks, giving the Crunch their first win this season when surrendering the first goal (1-4-1-0). It was also the first time in seven tries the Crunch rallied for a win in the third period (1-5-1-0) as Syracuse is just the 13th team this season to win when trailing to begin the third period.

Top Performers

Adam Erne extended his scoring streak to three games (4a) with assists in both games in Week 4. The third-year-pro leads the Crunch with five assists in nine games. He is the third player on the Crunch with at least a three-game scoring streak; Mitchell Stephens and Cory Conacher both have four-game scoring streaks this season.

Erne has put up 29 points in each of his first two full seasons with the Crunch, playing in 59 games in 2015-16 and 42 games last season. He also added three goals in 26 games for the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2016-17.

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