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Syracuse Crunch earn comeback win on same night former star scores first NHL goal

Syracuse Crunch starting goaltender Connor Ingram rebounded after a difficult first period, helping take care of Cleveland on Saturday night.

It was a successful Saturday night for both the Syracuse Crunch and the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Lightning, Syracuse's NHL parent club, continued their northeast road trip in New York City on Saturday night, taking on the Rangers in primetime on NBC.

Tampa took the early 2-0 lead courtesy of a pair of former Crunch stars, such as Yanni Gourde and Erik Cernak.

For Cernak, a younger defenseman who started the season in Syracuse, it was his first career NHL goal.

Meanwhile in Syracuse, the Crunch fell behind early to the Cleveland Monsters, only to stage a furious rally after the first period en route to the lopsided, 6-3 win.

For the Crunch, it was their sixth straight win.

Syracuse has moved into second place in the AHL North Division standings with 57 points, only looking up at the Rochester Americans who stand atop the division standings with 60 points through Saturday.

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