Crunch sinks Admirals on Friday night

Nikita Kucherov's goal late in the third period proved to be the difference in the Syracuse Crunchâ??s 2-1 victory over the Norfolk Admirals Friday night.

For Kucherov, his late goal was his 12th of the season, which leads the American Hockey League.

JT Brown also scored for the Crunch while Kristers Gudlevskis made 23 saves in net.

The Crunch faces the Admirals again Saturday in Norfolk. Puck drops at 7pm.