Sunday, November 17, 2002

Goehring keeps Crunch rolling

 Karl Goehring made 23 saves for his third consecutive win, and rookie Tim Jackman scored his first two professional goals as Syracuse defeated Philadelphia on Saturday night, 3-1.

 Goehring extended his shutout streak to 197 minutes and four seconds before allowing a Kirby Law goal with 3:14 left in the game. He finished the night with 23 saves.

 The 24-year-old Goehring, who backstopped North Dakota to the 2000 NCAA championship, is now 3-1-0 on the season with a league-leading 1.14 goals against average.

 The win was the Crunch's third in a row, and evened their record at 6-6-0-0 for the season.

 Elsewhere on Saturday:

 Maxime Ouellet stopped 29 shots and Nate Forster and Matt Pettinger paced the offense with a goal and an assist each, as Portland blanked Lowell, 3-0... Justin Papineau scored twice -- his fifth straight game with at least one goal -- to lead Worcester over St. John's, 4-3... Michael Ryder and Benoit Gratton scored late in the second period and Mathieu Garon made 26 saves as Hamilton beat Albany, 2-1... Jay Henderson scored twice and Andrew Raycroft stopped 35 shots as Providence earned a 2-2 tie in Bridgeport...

 A third-period power play goal from Michal Sivek gave Wilkes-Barre/Scranton a 4-3 win over Norfolk... Steve Moore and Brian Willsie staked Hershey to an early lead, and the Bears held on for a 2-1 win in Cincinnati... Rochester struck four times in the first period and Ryan Miller finished with 37 saves as the Amerks defeated Binghamton, 5-3... Jason Bonsignore had a goal and an assist as Springfield won for third time in four outings, 5-3 over Saint John... Jason King and Ryan Ready scored in the final 3:29 of regulation to help Manitoba tie San Antonio, 2-2... Kurtis Foster's second goal of the night was the game-winner as Chicago beat Utah in overtime, 4-3.