Sometimes, no matter how well you play, you don’t win. The Syracuse Crunch played pretty well for two games this past weekend but ended up with zero points to show for it. Following Saturday night’s loss to Utica, Coach Ben Groulx summed it up pretty well when he said, “We deserved better”. In both games their opponents found ways to score the go-ahead goals while Syracuse piled up chances, but couldn’t finish them off.
Injuries and call-ups affected their line-up a bit as they were missing veterans Otto Somppi (injury), Daniel Walcott (injury), and Fredrik Claesson (call-up). Still, the replacement players showed well, but a struggling power play and some untimely goals against were the difference.