The Syracuse Crunch dropped their second straight game to the Utica Comets on Saturday night by a final score of 5-2 at the Upstate Medical University Arena.
Alex Green and Cole Koepke scored for Syracuse.
Hugo Alnefelt stopped 19-of-23 shots in the loss.
The Crunch were unable to convert on their lone power play opportunity. The penalty kill finished 2-for-4.
Chase De Leo scored twice for Utica while Graeme Clarke, Alexander Holtz and Fabian Zetterlund also tallied.
Akira Schmid turned aside 31-of-33 shots to earn the victory.
The two teams will meet again on Wednesday, but this time at the Adirondack Bank Center. Face-0ff is scheduled for 7 p.m.