|Syracuse Crunch goaltender Adam Wilcox had a career night against Lehigh Valley. Photo: Nina Weiss/Highland Park Hockey|
It was not for lack of effort or control of tonight's game that the Lehigh Valley Phantoms came away from Syracuse Wednesday night with no points in the standings. They simply ran into a hot goaltender.
The Phantoms fired a season-high 50 shots on net but Syracuse Crunch goaltender Adam Wilcox stood on his head - stopping 48 of those 50 shots and really kept his team afloat throughout the contest despite being largely out-played.
Lehigh Valley took a 1-0 lead midway through the first, but two goals 21 seconds apart by Syracuse had the home team in front and the Phantoms playing catch up for most of the night.
Cole Bardreau tallied his second goal of the night midway through the third to even the score at 2-2 but a late goal by Matt Taormina with 2:25 left and a shorthanded/empty net tally in the final seconds preserved the win for the Crunch, who maintain their lead in the North Division with the 4-2 win.
Quick recap of events after the jump.