All good things must come to an end- Crunch win streak snapped at Lehigh Valley
It's really not the end- but rather the beginning.
Yes, the Syracuse Crunch did fall at Lehigh Valley 4-2 on Saturday ending a streak of ten straight victories but the Crunch is suddenly in sensational shape heading into the new year.
On Saturday, Matthew Peca started the scoring with a wrister in the first period, but Lehigh Valley countered with three goals in the 3rd period.
Kevin Lynch tried to rally his teammates with a late goal, but the Phantoms answered to put the game on ice, pun intended for the 4-2 victory.
It's the Crunch's first loss since November 19.
Still, it's a stretch of nearly a month where the Crunch put itself from a losing record to well above .500 and is currently 3rd in the North Division of the AHL's Eastern Conference.
Indeed, this team with seven rookie and two new coaches are gelling, one loss or not.
The Crunch is back in action Wednesday at Laval and Friday at Belleville before coming home for a three game home stretch that takes them through the turn to 2018.