Crunch Shutout Rocket, 3-0, in Game 4 to Extend Series
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch shutout the Laval Rocket, 3-0, this afternoon at Place Bell to tie the best-of-five North Division Semifinals series, 2-2.
Max Lagace turned aside the four shots he faced in net for the Crunch before leaving the game in the first period. Hugo Alnefelt then stopped all 24 shots in relief to help blank the Rocket. Cayden Primeau blocked 34-of-37 between the pipes for the Rocket. Syracuse converted on 1-of-2 power play opportunities and went a perfect 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
The Crunch were first on the board 5:35 into the game. Anthony Richard skated the puck around the back of the net and sent a cross-crease feed for Cole Koepke to chip in with a backdoor shot from the bottom of the left circle.
Syracuse added two more goals in the third period to secure their win. Just 2:13 into the frame, Alex Barre-Boulet fed Remi Elie for a quick shot from the left circle. Four minutes later, Richard beat Primeau with a wrister from the slot.
The Crunch and Rocket return to Syracuse for a series-deciding Game 5 on Tuesday.
Single game tickets and ticket packages for the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Crunch office located inside the Upstate Medical University Arena at Onondaga County War Memorial 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).
Crunchables: Remi Elie has goals in back-to-back games...Anthony Richard tallied a multi-point game today (1g, 1a).
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