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Crunch rally for 3-2 OT win over Amerks

The Syracuse Crunch rallied back from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime and defeat the Rochester Americans 3-2 on Wednesday night at the Blue Cross Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Amerks forward Jack Quinn opened the scoring with his 18th goal of the season just 24 seconds into the second period. A few minutes later, forward Brendan Warren made it 2-0 with his third goal of the season.

Crunch forward Gabriel Dumont scored twice in the final four minutes of the middle frame to tie the game. Those were his 13th and 14th goals of the season.


After a scoreless third period, Crunch forward Cole Koepke netted the game-winner just 54 seconds into overtime with his eighth goal of the season.

Netminder Hugo Alnefelt earned the win stopping 28-of-30 shots between the pipes for the Crunch. Amerks goaltender Mat Robson turned aside 25-of-28. Syracuse was unable to convert on their one power-play opportunity, but went a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill.

With the victory, Syracuse improves to 14-11-3-1 on the season. Rochester drops to 19-11-2-1 with the loss.

The Crunch return home for a two-game series against the Utica Comets while the Amerks head to Cleveland for a two-game series against the Monsters.



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