Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- The Crunch’s Ondrej Palat scored with 16.2 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat the Portland Pirates 4-3 Thursday night. The Crunch now advance to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
This is the second time this series that the Crunch
have come back to defeat the Pirates in overtime.
Tonight’s win completed a 3-0 series sweep of the Pirates.
This is the first time since the 2007-2008 season that the Crunch have moved on to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The Crunch will play Wiles-Barre Scranton in round two.