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Credit(s): Syracuse Crunch
Syracuse, NY – The Syracuse Crunch lost 4-2 to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to open the Eastern Conference Final tonight at the War Memorial Arena.
The loss was the Crunch's first of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs and snapped the franchise's record of seven consecutive postseason victories.
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins opened the scoring 1:55 into the first period. Alex Grant released a one-timer from the glove side circle that beat Cedrick Desjardins. Derek Nesbitt and Trevor Smith assisted on the goal.
Brendan Mikkelson tied the game at the 16:41 mark of the period with a shot from the right point. Matt Taormina and J.T. Brown were ...