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Host Syracuse converted on all of its shootout opportunities Friday for a 3-2 victory over Norfolk, winning the tiebreaker 4-2.
It was the fifth straight loss overall for the Admirals (14-17-2-1), three of which have come in regulation.
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Kyle Palmieri scored both regulation goals on power plays in the second period for the Admirals, who led 2-0. But Syracuse came back to force overtime on goals by Danick Gauthier and Pierre-Cedric Labrie.
In the shootout, all four Crunch shooters beat Frederik Anderson, who had been stellar to that point with 27 saves. Goals by J.T. Wyman, Ondrej Palat, Jared Nightingale and Richard Panik made a fifth round unnecessary.