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AHL Game Recap: Syracuse Crunch Outlast Norfolk Admirals in 3-2 Shooutout Victory

January 12th, 2013 at 6:32 PM
By Kyle Alexander Abney

The Syracuse Crunch continued their winning ways last night at home versus the Norfolk Admirals, the team many of them played for in winning the Calder Cup last season.

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.

Danick Gauthier, in the lineup again after Vladislav Namestnikov was a late scratch due to illness, brought the game to 2-1 after burying a one-timer from Cory Conacher.

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

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