Crunch Fall to Sound Tigers, 4-1
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch fell to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-1, tonight at Webster Bank Arena.
After going down by two, Alex Barre-Boulet scored the team's lone goal as the Crunch move to 42-19-4-2 on the season. Bridgeport and Syracuse split the two-game season series, 1-1.
Goaltender Atte Tolvanen stopped 26-of-29 shots in his professional debut with the Crunch. Jeremy Smith earned the win with 30 saves between the pipes for the Sound Tigers. Syracuse went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the man-advantage.
After a scoreless first period, the Sound Tigers opened scoring on a delayed penalty. Chris Bourque snuck a shot in from the right circle with the help of Matt Lorito and Chris Casto 2:45 into the middle stanza. Bridgeport then doubled their lead with a power-play goal from Travis St. Denis at the 14:49 mark. Lorito and Bourque tallied the assists.
The Crunch stole one back at 16:01 when Barre-Boulet beat Smith from the left circle. Ross Colton and Dominik Masin earned a point on the tally.
The Sound Tigers regained their two-goal lead with 2:09 remaining in the second period. Otto Koivula centered a feed from along the goal line for Parker Wotherspoon to send home from the slot. Bourque earned his third point of the night with the secondary assist.
Koivula hit the empty net off an assist from Casto late in the final frame to secure a Bridgeport victory.
The Crunch travel to face the Belleville Senators on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Single game tickets and packages for the 2018-19 season are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the War Memorial Arena at 800 S. State St. in Syracuse, by calling the office at 315-473-4444 or online through Ticketmaster. For the latest Crunch news, visit www.syracusecrunch.com or follow the club on Facebook (www.facebook.com/syracusecrunch), Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch) and Instagram (@syracusecrunch) using #SyrCrunch.
Crunchables: Alex Barre-Boulet leads the league with 32 goals.
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