The Syracuse Crunch rallied past the Cleveland Monsters, 4-2, tonight at the War Memorial Arena.
The Monsters took two different one-goal leads through the first half of the game before the Crunch went on a run tallying three unanswered goals. The win snaps a two-game skid and moves the Crunch to 8-6-2-0 on the season and 3-0-0-0 in the four-game season series against the Monsters.
Goaltender Scott Wedgewood earned the win with 22 saves between the pipes for the Crunch. Veini Vehvilainen turned aside 22-of-25 in net for the Monsters. Syracuse was unable to convert on four power play opportunities, but went a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.
Cleveland was first on the board 8:07 into the opening frame when Andrew Peeke fired a wrister through traffic from the right point. Calvin Thurkauf and Paul Bittner tallied the assists.