Saturday, April 29, 2006

Syracuse Crunch farm team of Columbus Blue Jackets

The game with all the fights would have been great to watch.Syracuse coach said the Crunch players are still making some foolish mistakes.
"Sometimes it's just youthful exuberance," he said. "I thought we played reasonably well but we didn't generate much offence.
"We've been an offensive type team this year and obviously some of our scorers aren't getting it done."
After combining for 306 penalty minutes in Game 4, the two teams stuck to hockey Friday night. Syracuse had the only two penalties of the first period, but both infractions figured in the scoring.
With Steve Goertzen off for holding, Darby beat an out-of-position Leclaire at 3:40. On the second penalty, Platt pounced on a loose puck near centre ice, broke into the clear and went right in on goal beating Manitoba goalie Wade Flaherty for the short-handed goal.
Despite being outshot 14-6 in the second, the Crunch took its first lead of the game on Lindstrom's power-play goal at 10:09.
Manitoba tied it at 13:51 of the third after Jason King slipped a backhand shot past Leclaire.
Leclaire, the Columbus Blue Jackets' first pick (eighth overall) in the 2001 NHL draft, stopped 32 shots. Flaherty made 16 saves.
Syracuse defence Jeff McMillan didn't play. He served a one-game suspension for removing the helmet of Manitoba's Prestin Ryan during a fight in Game 4 and using it to hit the Moose player

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