Crunch blank Rocket, force decisive Game 5

The Syracuse Crunch blanked the Laval Rocket, 3-0, on Saturday evening at Place Bell Arena to force a decisive Game 5 in the American Hockey League North Division Series.

Cole Koepke, Remi Elie, and Anthony Richard scored for the Crunch. Max Lagace made four saves before leaving the game with an injury. Hugo Alnefelt stopped 24 shots in relief.

Cayden Primeau turned aside 34-of-37 shots for Laval.

Syracuse finished 1-for-2 on the power play and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.

Game 5 is set for Tuesday at the Upstate Medical University Arena. The puck will drop at 7 p.m.

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