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Game 7 in Syracuse: Crunch fall short in Toronto, allow late goal to extend series

The Crunch drop Game 6 in Toronto, forcing a Game 7 in Syracuse on Wednesday night. (PHOTO: Syracuse Crunch)

The Syracuse Crunch were hoping to end the North Division Finals in Game 6 on Wednesday night.

However, the home team has won every game in the series.

The Toronto Marlies were at home on Monday night, and fully planned on pushing the series to the deciding Game 7.

Just like each of the previous two games in Toronto, the Crunch scored first. Michael Bournival tallied the first goal of the game to make it 1-0.

But the Marlies scored in the second period to tie it at 1-1.

The game-winner arrived with eight minutes remaining in the game, as Andrew Nielsen's shot was redirected, getting it past Mike McKenna in goal.

McKenna stopped 23 of 25 shots against the Marlies.

The Crunch will host the Marlies on Wednesday night in a winner take all, Game 7 from the War Memorial.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.


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