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Crunch fall to Monsters in Game 1 of North Division finals

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  • Kyle Evans 

The Syracuse Crunch fell 1-0 to the Cleveland Monsters in Game 1 of the North Divison finals on Thursday night at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Justin Pearson scored a shorthanded goal 4:46 into the third period, and that was the difference despite the Crunch outshooting the Monsters 28-24.

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Syracuse failed to capitalize on a late power play opportunity and went 0-for-4 on the night.

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The Crunch will try to even the best-of-five series on Saturday at 1 p.m. before the series shifts to Syracuse next Wednesday.