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Amerks edge Crunch in OT, 2-1

The Rochester Americans defeated the Syracuse Crunch, 2-1, in overtime on Friday night at the Upstate Medical University Arena.

Amerks goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made a career-high 54 saves. Hugo Alnefelt stopped 21-of-23 shots for the Crunch.

Both teams were unable to convert on their power play opportunities as Rochester went 0-for-1 and Syracuse finished 0-for-2.

Brett Murray scored the first goal for the Amerks and Ethan Prow netted the game-winner. JJ Peterka tallied two assists.

Gemel Smith scored the lone goal for the Crunch.

Syracuse will try to snap their two-game skid on Saturday when they host the Utica Comets at 7 p.m.

Rochester is also back in action on Saturday as they host the Toronto Marlies at 2:30 p.m.