Lightning Round: Syracuse Crunch win third game of the season Friday night
Lightning prospects Hugo Alnefelt and Gage Goncalves named the two best players of the game
While the Tampa Bay Lightning are having a three-day pause between games, the Syracuse Crunch played their sixth game of the season. The Crunch defeated the Cleveland Monsters 3-2 in shootout, improving to 3-2-1-0 this season.
We defeated the Monsters, 3-2, in a shootout tonight.#CLEvsSYR pic.twitter.com/zA0yhaBi72— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) October 30, 2021
The Crunch opened scoring in the first period, when Gage Goncalves took advantage of a loose puck after a heavy shot by Alex Green from blueline. It was already the third goal of the season for Goncalves.
Gonzo shovels it in for his third of the season. pic.twitter.com/4KqLCydRwv— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) October 30, 2021
The second period went scoreless, but the Monsters managed to score a quick equalizer at the beginning of the third period. Just a minute later, however, Syracuse retook the lead, when Gabriel Fortier scored his first goal of the season off the rush after an assist by Antoine Morand.
A textbook rush 💯 pic.twitter.com/eOvCPy1uwK— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) October 30, 2021
A couple of minutes later Cleveland tied the game for the second time, sending the game to overtime. Overtime didn’t reveal the winner and both teams went to shootout, where Goncalves scored the only goal, bringing victory to his team. After a goal and a successful shootout attempt Goncalves was named the second star of the game. Hugo Alnefelt became the first star of the game after making 26 saves and stopping all three skaters in the shootout.
Gage Goncalves does it in the third round of shootout attempts for @SyracuseCrunch 👊 pic.twitter.com/3vD31s3vfy— American Hockey League (@TheAHL) October 30, 2021
Tonight the Crunch will travel to play the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The second Lightning’s affiliate, the Orlando Solar Bears, unfortunately lost to the Atlanta Gladiators on Friday night. It was the first loss of the season for Solar Bears.
We definitely made things interesting in the third, but the Glads hang on for the win.— Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) October 30, 2021
Don't forget: we're back at home for Boo with the Bears on Sunday!
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The full results of the previous gameday. The Florida Panthers remain unbeaten.
The @Canes and @FlaPanthers remained perfect, while @ovi8's strong start to the season continued.#NHLStats: https://t.co/s1eAKTsYXy pic.twitter.com/CLNIeVepqE— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 30, 2021
The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenceman Morgan Rielly to an eight-year, $60m extension.
Eight. Mo. Years.#LeafForever— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 29, 2021
The Winnipeg Jets’ general mananger Kevin Cheveldayoff was cleared by the NHL and remains in his job.
The NHL will not impose discipline on Winnipeg Jets general manager, Kevin Cheveldayoff, with respect to the Brad Aldrich matter. https://t.co/5MTcVpiZ2R pic.twitter.com/NdZbx8bMoD— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 29, 2021
The TSN’s Rick Westhead with new report on how the NHLPA failed to warn USA Hockey about Brad Aldrich.
Kyle Beach: NHLPA Dr. Brian Shaw “told me he would handle it and make sure that Team USA was aware that Brad Aldrich is a sexual predator. After that one conversation, the NHLPA cut me loose. I never heard from them again.” https://t.co/LzgjEin2lB— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) October 29, 2021