Chris Bourque in on fire.
Following up the rebound of a shot created by a beautiful Sean Collins drive to the net, #17 scored #14 on the season by chipping the puck behind Adam Wilcox.
Jeff Tambellini, however, can still do it. He fired a slap shot on the Crunch’s second power play of the period, tying the game. And that’s where we stand after one.
It could have easily been 3-0 or 4-0 in favor of the Bears had it not been for some lucky sprawling on the ice by Wilcox and decent net-front coverage by the Syracuse defense.
Christian Djoos (DJOOOOOOOOOOOOS) rang one off the iron and in to give the Bears the lead in the second frame, but a Mike Angelidis second-chance at the net front found paydirt and we remain tied after 40 minutes.
Let’s hope the goal-scoring pattern continues as is, just once more!
The official release is below, and here is the link to the box score.
Following up the rebound of a shot by Sean Collins, Chris Bourque opened the scoring with his 14th of the season. He headed to the net and chipped the puck underneath the poke-check attempt of Crunch netminder Adam Wilcox at 4:04.
Syracuse was given two power play chances in the opening period and made its second one count. Jeff Tambellini unloaded a slapper off of a cross-ice feed from Matt Taormina from the top of the left circle, beating Justin Peters at 17:46 for the equalizer.
Christian Djoos would restore the Bears’ lead in the second period, moments after an abbreviated power play expired. Getting open at the left point, Djoos stepped into a shot fed to him by Nathan Walker and clanged the puck off the right post and behind Wilcox at 7:19.
But a failed clear would keep the Crunch in the offensive zone, where Mike Angelidis took the puck to the net. His first shot hit the post and bounced behind Peters, but he was able to find it before the Bears and hurry it into the net at 9:01 to tie the contest.