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Crunch roll past Comets, 3-1

After the Utica Comets opened scoring, the Syracuse Crunch had a two-goal second period and added an insurance marker in the third to take a 3-1 victory tonight at the Adirondack Bank Center.

The win advances the Crunch to 30-23-4-5 on the season and 4-3-0-1 in the 12-game season series against the Comets.

Syracuse Crunch vs. Utica Comets

Goaltender Spencer Martin stopped 27 shots in net for the Crunch, while Michael DiPietro turned aside 23-of-26 between the pipes for the Comets. Syracuse went 0-for-2 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Utica was first on the board with a power-play goal 14:29 into the game. Nikolay Goldobin fired a left-wing shot that was tipped by Justin Bailey stationed at the post.

Syracuse evened the score 3:12 into the second stanza. Otto Somppi grabbed the loose puck along the end boards and spun it around for a centering pass that Dennis Yan cashed in on as he cut in front of the net. Tyler Bird tallied the secondary helper.