Crunch Beat Bruins 5-4 To Go Up 2-1 In Series (W/Video)

Crunch Beat Bruins 5-4 To Go Up 2-1 In Series (W/Video)

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Crunch Beat Bruins 5-4 To Go Up 2-1 In Series (W/Video)

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Syracuse Crunch goalie Mike McKenna repeatedly made big saves and was the reason that the Crunch held off a late Bruins rally to take a 5-4 win over Providence in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at the War Memorial.

McKenna, the games’ number one star, stopped  37 shots.

Cory Conacher scored twice and Michael Bournival, Yanni Gourde and Matt Taormina each had a goal.

Bruins all-star goalie Zane McIntyre was yanked out of the game after allowing Syracuse’s third goal.

The Crunch now leads the best-of-7 series two games to one. Game 4 is 7 p.m. Friday at the War Memorial.

Syracuse’s Yanni Gourde scores their 4th goal. The Syracuse Crunch hosted Providence in game 3 of the AHL Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday , May 24, 2017. (Stephen D. Cannerelli | scannerelli@syracuse.com)

Boxscore

Syracuse 5 – Providence 4

Game #: 3
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Scoring 1 2 3 Total PP
Providence Bruins 0 1 3 4 0 / 4
Syracuse Crunch 2 1 2 5 1 / 5

 

Shots 1 2 3 Total
Providence Bruins 8 20 11 39
Syracuse Crunch 12 12 13 37

 

# Skater Pos G A PIM Shots +/-
2 A Grant, Alex D 0 1 0 3 1
3 C Cross, Tommy D 0 0 2 2 -1
5 Grzelcyk, Matt D 0 0 2 4 1
6 Casto, Chris D 0 0 2 2 0
8 Breen, Chris D 0 0 0 3 0
9 Heinen, Danton C 2 0 0 2 -1
14 Fitzgerald, Ryan C 1 1 0 4 2
15 Simpson, Wayne RW 0 2 0 5 0
20 Hargrove, Colton LW 0 0 2 0 -1
21 Blidh, Anton LW 1 0 0 2 1
24 A Porter, Chris LW 0 1 0 1 1
25 Cave, Colby C 0 0 6 0 -1
27 Czarnik, Austin C 0 0 0 1 -2
28 Arnesson, Linus D 0 0 0 0 0
29 DeBrusk, Jake LW 0 0 0 4 0
37 Szwarz, Jordan RW 0 2 4 2 0
41 Senyshyn, Zach RW 0 0 2 2 -1
93 Mueller, Peter RW 0 0 0 2 1
# Goalie GA Mins SA SVS G A PIM
31 McIntyre, Zane 3 24:48 15 12 0 0 0
47 Subban, Malcolm 1 35:12 21 20 0 0 0
Head CoachKevin Dean
Assistant CoachJay Leach
Assistant CoachTrent Whitfield
# Skater Pos G A PIM Shots +/-
4 Dotchin, Jake D 0 2 0 2 -2
5 Masin, Dominik D 0 0 0 2 1
11 C Condra, Erik RW 0 0 2 3 -1
15 Lynch, Kevin C 0 0 2 0 -1
16 McGinn, Tye LW 0 0 0 2 -1
20 A Taormina, Matt D 1 1 0 3 0
21 Froese, Byron C 0 0 2 2 0
22 Peca, Matthew C 0 0 0 2 -2
25 Brodeur, Mathieu D 0 1 2 3 -1
26 Thomas, Ben D 0 1 2 0 1
37 Gourde, Yanni LW 1 1 6 3 2
40 A Dumont, Gabriel C 0 1 0 1 0
65 Koekkoek, Slater D 0 0 0 2 1
67 Stephens, Mitchell C 0 0 0 2 -1
73 Erne, Adam LW 0 0 0 2 -1
78 Bournival, Michael LW 1 0 0 3 2
89 Conacher, Cory RW 2 2 2 2 3
92 Vermin, Joel RW 0 0 0 2 -1
# Goalie GA Mins SA SVS G A PIM
50 Gudlevskis, Kristers 0 0 0 0 0 0
56 McKenna, Mike 4 60:00 39 35 0 0 0
Head CoachBenoit Groulx
Assistant CoachJeff Halpern
Assistant CoachTrent Cull

Scoring

1st
8:19 SYR Cory Conacher (5) ASST: Matt Taormina (10), Yanni Gourde(8) (PP)
14:18 SYR Michael Bournival (4) ASST: Mathieu Brodeur (3), Ben Thomas(4)
2nd
4:48 SYR Matt Taormina (3) ASST: Cory Conacher (7)
17:35 PRO Danton Heinen (7) ASST: Wayne Simpson (7), Jordan Szwarz(4)
3rd
3:59 SYR Yanni Gourde (4) ASST: Jake Dotchin (2), Cory Conacher (8)
16:49 PRO Anton Blidh (1) ASST: Alex Grant (6), Ryan Fitzgerald (2)
17:11 PRO Danton Heinen (8) ASST: Jordan Szwarz (5), Wayne Simpson(8)
17:52 SYR Cory Conacher (6) ASST: Gabriel Dumont (3), Jake Dotchin (3)(EN)
19:09 PRO Ryan Fitzgerald (1) ASST: Chris Porter (4) (SH)
Penalties
1st
03:40 SYR Ben Thomas, Delay of game, 2 min PP
05:04 PRO Matt Grzelcyk, Roughing, 2 min
05:04 SYR Yanni Gourde, Roughing, 2 min
06:32 PRO Colby Cave, Slashing, 2 min PP
2nd
08:43 PRO Colby Cave, Roughing, 2 min PP
08:43 PRO Colby Cave, Cross-checking, 2 min
08:43 SYR Yanni Gourde, Roughing, 2 min
09:59 SYR Erik Condra, Slashing, 2 min PP
11:10 PRO Zach Senyshyn, Interference, 2 min PP
20:00 PRO Chris Casto, Roughing, 2 min
20:00 PRO Tommy Cross, Roughing, 2 min
20:00 PRO Jordan Szwarz, Roughing, 2 min
20:00 SYR Mathieu Brodeur, Roughing, 2 min
20:00 SYR Cory Conacher, Roughing, 2 min
20:00 SYR Yanni Gourde, Roughing, 2 min
3rd
03:25 SYR Byron Froese, Tripping, 2 min PP
03:29 PRO Jordan Szwarz, High-sticking, 2 min PP
10:07 PRO Colton Hargrove, Slashing, 2 min PP
12:47 SYR Kevin Lynch, Tripping, 2 min PP
Three Stars
1st 2nd 3rd
Mike McKenna
Syracuse Crunch
SA: 39
SV: 35
TOI: 60:00

 

PP PIM PTS
Providence Bruins 0 / 4 20 min / 10 inf 4 G + 7 A = 11 PTS
Syracuse Crunch 1 / 5 18 min / 9 inf 5 G + 9 A = 14 PTS

 

Arena OFFICIALS
Onondaga County War Memorial Arena
Attendance: 5579
Start: 7:03 pm
End: 9:39 pm
Length: 2:36
Referee: Terry Koharski (10)
Referee: Furman South (44)
Linesman: Ryan Daisy (81)
Linesman: Kory Nagy (97)
Video
(Feature Photo/TheAHL.com)

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