Double-OT Downer: Syracuse Crunch fall into 0-2 series hole to Grand Rapids Griffins

Syracuse's Michael Bournival celebrates a late goal to tie the game 5-5 before entering double overtime in Grand Rapids.

The Syracuse Crunch have already felt the anguish of defeat some 24 hours prior to Saturday night's Game 2 of the 2017 AHL Calder Cup Finals.

The Crunch dropped a back-and-forth affair, 3-2, after allowing a late goal with 13 seconds remaining in regulation.

On Saturday night, it was a similar result -- except this time, it took another period and a half to decide a winner.

Trailing 4-5 with under five minutes to play in regulation, Syracuse's Michael Bournival redirected a shot at the net, scoring and ultimately tying the game, 5-5.

However, things soon changed.

Grand Rapids' Ben Street scored roughly seven minutes into the second overtime, sending the Crunch back to Syracuse in an 0-2 series hole.

Saturday night's win improved the Griffins' home postseason record to 9-0, while the Crunch fell to 2-7 on road postseason games.

The Calder Cup Finals shifts back to Syracuse for Games 3, 4 (and if necessary) 5, which will take place Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, respectively.

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