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Crunch stumble against Rocket, 7-5

The Syracuse Crunch stumbled against the Laval Rocket, 7-5, tonight at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

The loss drops the Crunch to 17-16-2-1 on the season and 1-3-0-0 in the six-game season series against the Rocket.

Syracuse Crunch vs. Laval Rocket

Goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 4-of-7 shots before being relieved by Mike Condon in the second period. Condon went on to turn aside 17-of-20. Cayden Primeau earned the win with 26 saves in net for the Rocket. Syracuse converted on both of their power play opportunities and went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill.

The Crunch were first on the board 4:27 into the game. Patrick Sieloff’s point shot went wide, but Danick Martel was able to collect the puck behind the net and chip out a centering feed for Cory Conacher. He cut across the zone and tucked a backhander past Primeau’s skate.