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Crunch defeat Devils, 5-2

The Syracuse Crunch scored twice in just 12 seconds to open the game and maintained momentum for a 5-2 victory over the Binghamton Devils tonight at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

Cory Conacher led the Crunch with a two-goal performance, while Dennis Yan and Alex Barre-Boulet both tallied a goal and an assist each. The victory advances the Crunch to 16-12-2-0 on the season and 3-0-0-0 in the 10-game season series with the Devils.

Syracuse Crunch vs. Binghamton Devils

Mike Condon earned his second win in his second start with the Crunch stopping 35-of-37 blank in net. Evan Cormier turned aside 16-of-20 between the pipes for the Devils. Syracuse was able to convert on 1-of-4 power play opportunities and went a perfect 6-for-6 on the penalty kill.

The Crunch opened scoring three minutes into the game and built a quick 2-0 lead with back-to-back goals just 12 seconds apart. At 3:08, Yan fired home a wrister from the left circle off assists from Nolan Valleau and Barre-Boulet. Seconds later, Barre-Boulet found the back of the net. Otto Somppi put on pressure at the end boards and worked the puck loose for Yan to grab and chip out front. Barre-Boulet was at the post to flip the puck up and over Cormier.