After a scoreless first period, Norfolk jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the second off a pair of power play goals from Admirals defenseman Kyle Palmieri on booming shots from the right point and the slot, respectively.
Penalties continue to be a problem for this Crunch team that is currently ranked 2nd in the league in total penalty minutes with 891, behind only the Rockford Icehogs (929) of the Western Conference.
In the third period, with the Crunch relentless in trying to tie the game, the Admirals goaltender Frederik Anderson saw 23 shots, stopping all but one. But Crunch forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie found a way to even the game and send it to overtime and eventually the shootout where Syracuse took home the extra point.
The Crunch face the Rochester Americans tonight at the War Memorial Arena.Tags: Cory Conacher, Danick Gauthier, Hockey, NHL, Norfolk Admirals, Syracuse Crunch, Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay Lightning