The Syracuse Crunch were surpassed by the Utica Comets, 5-2, tonight at the War Memorial Arena.
The Crunch tied the game twice off goals from Alex Barre-Boulet and Boris Katchouk, but couldn’t catch the Comets and move to 7-6-2-0 on the season. Utica takes a 2-1-0-0 lead in the 12-game season series.
Goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 17-of-21 in net for the Crunch before being relieved by Scott Wedgewood to start the third period. Wedgewood turned aside all seven shots he faced. Zane McIntyre earned the win with 21 saves in net for the Comets. Syracuse converted on 2-of-9 power play opportunities and went 6-for-8 on the penalty kill.
The Comets opened scoring with a power-play goal 12:14 into the first period. After Kole Lind took the face off, Reid Boucher grabbed the puck and scored from the right circle.
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