SYRACUSE | The Adirondack Flames needed 39 seconds and exactly one shot in overtime to top the Syracuse Crunch 5-4 Friday night.
Kenny Agostino scored the goal on a two-on-one give-and-go with Brett Kulak to start the Flames’ final weekend off with a win.
David Wolf and Turner Elson scored in a three-minute span in the third period to knot the game at four goals apiece. Kulak’s missed shot bounced and landed on Wolf’s stick at 13:43. Elson tied it up, scoring off a takeaway.
Late in the second period, Nolan Yonkman took a shot from the point that found its way through traffic for the captain’s second goal of the season.
Syracuse got on the board first courtesy of Joel Vermin early in the first period. Emile Poirier tied the game up 1-1 late in the period, but Brayden Point responded 47 seconds into the second to put the Crunch back on top.
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Yanni Gourde tacked another goal on a few minutes later to give Syracuse a two-goal lead.
The Flames did not lead until that winning goal.
Joni Ortio gave up four goals on 35 shots in his first game for Adirondack since suffering a high ankle sprain on Feb. 20. He played one NHL game on Saturday.
The Flames did not score on either of their two power plays, but also did not allow a goal on any of Syracuse’s five.
Summary, see Page C4.
|Syracuse||4:39||Vermin 12 (Peca, Koekkoek)|
|Adirondack||19:16||Poirier 18 (Reinhart)|
|Syracuse||0:47||Point 2 (Marchessault, Kunyk)|
|Syracuse||4:52||Gourde 29 (Point, Ikonen)|
|Adirondack||16:24||Yonkman 2 (Tousignant, Harris)|
|Syracuse||3:29||Marchessault 24 (Dotchin, Peca)|
|Adirondack||13:43||Wolf 20 (Kulak)|
|Adirondack||0:39||Agostino 14 (Kulak, Arnold)|