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Frischmon's overtime goal eliminates Moose from AHL playoffs; Crunch advance @NHLdotcom

Trevor Frischmon's overtime goal led the Syracuse Crunch to a 3-2 win over Manitoba on Monday, eliminating the Moose from the American Hockey League playoffs.

Frischmon took advantage of a Manitoba defender's broken stick, shooting through a crowd in front of the Moose and beating goaltender Cory Schneider.

Syracuse won the first-round series 4-2 and will face Toronto in the next round. Five of the six games went to overtime, tying an AHL record.

Brad Moran opened the scoring for Manitoba, scoring on a 5-on-3 advantage. Poised at the bottom of the far face-off circle, Moran scored from a sharp angle.

Derick Brassard scored to tie the game 1-1. Syracuse cycled the puck around the Moose zone, and Brassard caught Schneider sliding in the opposite direction and beat the rookie goalie to his glove side.

With a Manitoba player serving a hooking penalty and another Moose infraction pending, Alexandre Picard pounced on a rebound and fired the puck into the net to give Syracuse their first lead of the game.

With less than five minutes left, Moran set up Jannik Hansen for a quick wrist-shot that found its way past Karl Goehring and into the net to tie the score 2-2.

Goehring made 30 saves for Syracuse, while Schneider stopped 40 shots for Manitoba.

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