The Syracuse Crunch finished off the Manitoba Moose last night, winning 3-2 in overtime. The Crunch won the series 4-2. It marks the first time that the team has won a seven game series since 1996. The team also set an American Hockey League record by winning four overtime games in the same series. In fact, only one of the games didn't go beyond the third period.
Unlikely Hero - Trevor Frischmon scored the winning goal in overtime. That caps off a whirlwind season for him. At the beginning of the year, Frischmon didn't have a contract and came in on a professional tryout. After being released and going to the ECHL, he got another tryout because of some Crunch injuries. He played so well that he earned a contract for the remainder of the year and has been one of the best third line energy players and penalty killers on this club.
Unlikely Hero 2 - Goaltender Karl Goehring came in a few months ago because of injuries to Adam Munro and Tomas Popperle. The diminutive netminder has put the team on his shoulders and carried it through the first round. Karl is the consummate team player and never puts himself ahead of the group. For example, I would vote him most likely not to have a Mohawk haircut. But he's one of the first guys to gel up the hair and show solidarity to the team.
Day of Rest - The Crunch will take the day off and rest up, preparing for the next round which starts on Friday. Syracuse will travel to Toronto and face the Marlies, who won the North Division regular season title and finished second in the Western Conference. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. You can listen to the games online, at sportsradio620.com or watch them on the B2 Network.