Crunch Shutout Marlies, 1-0, in Overtime
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Alex Barre-Boulet netted the game-winner in overtime to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the Toronto Marlies, 1-0, tonight at the War Memorial Arena.
Netminder Eddie Pasquale earned his second shutout of the season, turning aside all 26 shots as the Crunch extend their home points streak to 10. Syracuse also advances to 32-16-2-2 on the season and are now 2-3 in the six-game season series against Toronto.
Michael Hutchinson stopped 29-of-30 between the pipes for the Marlies. Syracuse was held scoreless on five power play opportunities, but went a perfect 7-for-7 on the penalty kill.
After a scoreless three periods, the game went to overtime where Barre-Boulet scored at the 2:22 mark. After deking around a defender in the right circle, he cut across the slot where he delayed until Hutchinson went down and he chipped the puck into the net. Alex Volkov and Ben Thomas recorded the assists.
The Crunch and Marlies rematch tomorrow at 7 p.m.
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Crunchables: The last time the Crunch and an opponent went scoreless through regulation was Jan. 10, 2014 in a 1-0 shootout loss to the Providence Bruins...Alex Barre-Boulet is now the leading rookie goal scorer since affiliating with the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2012.
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