The Syracuse Crunch suffered through the longest 1:52 of their playoff lives last night when they lost to the Manitoba Moose 5-2 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. The Moose scored three times in that span and tied the best-of-seven series at two games apiece. The Crunch was the better team in the first period, putting 16 shots on net. Unfortunately, they had only one goal to show for all of those shots. Joakim Lindstrom and Derek MacKenzie
were the goal scorers for the Crunch.
Suspended - Tom Sestito will sit for the next three games because of a penalty he took with two seconds remaining in the game. Sestito, going to the crease, bumped goaltender Corey Schneider. When Schneider turned around and pushed Sestito, with his glove and stick, in the chest, Sestito punched him in the mask. He was given a match penalty and the suspension was handed down this morning.
Legein of Doom - With Sestito out of the mix, there's a chance that Stefan Legein will make his professional debut tonight. The former 2007 second round pick scored 24 goals and added 13 assists for Niagara of the Ontario Hockey League this season. In the last three years, he's accumulated 296 penalty minutes. Sounds like a good fit for this series.
The schedule for the weekend is Game 5 tonight and back to Syracuse for Game 6 on Monday. You can listen to the games online, at sportsradio620.com or watch them on the B2 Network. The puck drops at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight and 7 p.m. ET Monday.