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Crunch burned by Devils, 2-1, in shootout

The Syracuse Crunch opened scoring in the third period, but the Binghamton Devils climbed back to force overtime and take a 2-1 win in a shootout tonight at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

Alex Barre-Boulet scored the Crunch’s lone goal as the team moves to 16-12-2-1 on the season and 3-0-0-1 in the 10-game season series against the Devils.

Syracuse Crunch vs. Binghamton Devils

Goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 29 shots and 1-of-2 shootout attempts between the pipes for the Crunch. Cory Schneider turned aside 39-of-40 and all three shootout attempts in net for the Devils. Syracuse went 0-for-3 on the power play, but a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.

After two scoreless periods, the Crunch broke the stalemate 8:50 into the final frame. Barre-Boulet got his stick on the puck and sent it across the goal line during a scramble in front of the cage. Gemel Smith and Danick Martel earned the assists.