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Lightning Round: Syracuse Crunch and Orlando Solar Bears both lost on Friday night

By the same scoreline, too

AHL: OCT 15 Syracuse Crunch at Cleveland Monsters Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

While the Tampa Bay Lightning had a day off, both Syracuse Crunch and Orlando Solar Bears were in action on Friday night. Unfortunately for them, both teams couldn’t record even a single point in those games.

The Crunch got first on the scoreboard in their game against the Toronto Marlies after Alex Barre-Boulet scored a goal on a Darren Raddysh assist. The Marlies, however, managed to tie the score just three minutes after and led the game by the end of the third period, never looking back since that moment. In the end, the Marlies celebrated a 5-2 win over the Crunch, Gemel Smith scored the second goal for the Crunch, while Hugo Alnefelt stopped 23-of-26 shots on that night.

The Orlando Solar Bears lost to the Atlanta Gladiators with an identical 5-2 score in game which went on the same scenario as the Crunch one. Despite scoring first in the game, the Solar Bears were already losing 1-2 by the end of the first period and couldn’t fight their way back.

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