The Syracuse Crunch is back on track.
The Crunch, on the heels of a four game losing streak won at The Rock (St. John's New Foundland) on Friday 3-2 in a shootout.
It's a huge win for Syracuse, which, despite the four game losing streak, still has the best record in the entire American Hockey League
Below is a release on the game from the Syracuse Crunch:
Syracuse, NY ?? Brett Connolly scored in the fifth round of a shootout to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the St. John??s IceCaps tonight at the Mile One Centre.Crunch netminder Riku Helenius stopped all five St. John??s shooters after the Crunch overcame a two-goal deficit to force the tie-breaker. The win improves the Crunch??s overall record to 35-17-3-4 and road record to 21-8-0-2.Jasson Jaffray gave the IceCaps a 1-0 lead with less than a minute to play in the opening frame. Jaffray capitalized on a turnover at the blue line before breaking away from the Crunch defensemen to be in all alone against Helenius.St. John??s went up 2-0 on a power-play goal from Patrice Cormier 2:48 into the second stanza. Cormier redirected Ben Maxwell??s shot from the point past Helenius for the two-goal lead.Tyler Johnson cut the IceCaps lead in half, beating goaltender Eddie Pasquale for his league-leading, 30th goal of the season. Johnson scored on the rebound of a Richard Panik shot during a two-on-one rush 8:15 into the second period.Syracuse tied the game with a goal from Dana Tyrell at the 11:37 mark of the final frame. Tyrell scored from the right circle by one-timing a feed from JT Brown past Pasquale.The Crunch??s shootout record improves to 3-4 after tonight??s win. Syracuse and St. John??s are at it again Saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern time.Crunchables: JP Cote was suspended for tonight??s game?|tonight??s game was the first game this season that Cote did not play?|Mark Barberio and JT Wyman are the only remaining players to have appeared in every game this season?|With an assist on Tyler Johnson??s first period goal defenseman Matt Taormina has a point in his last three games.