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Vigilante scores twice as Crunch rally to beat Bulldogs 5-4

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - John Vigilante scored two goals as the Syracuse Crunch rallied to beat the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-4 on Saturday night in American Hockey League action.

The Bulldogs set a franchise record for fastest two goals when David Desharnais and Yannick Weber scored goals six seconds apart in the second period.

While shorthanded, Syracuse opened the scoring at 2:25 of the first period. Vigilante intercepted a pass before burying the puck past Hamilton goaltender Marc Denis.

Weber tied the game at 5:39 of the second. Olivier Latendresse sent a pass to Weber, who blasted a shot from the point past Syracuse starting goalie Dan LaCosta.

The Bulldogs took the lead at 8:04 on a Desharnais goal, before Weber added his second at 8:10 for the 3-1 lead.

Following the goal, Syracuse replaced Dan Lacosta with Sebastian Dahm, who earned the win with 15 saves on 16 shots.

The Crunch cut the lead to one at 8:28 of the middle frame. Maksim Mayarov grabbed a loose rebound in front of the net before banging the puck past Denis.

Greg Stewart added a goal at 1:13 of final frame. Dahm made the initial save on Dan Jancevski's shot and also stopped Brock Trotter's rebound attempt before Stewart stuffed the puck underneath Dahm and over the goal line.

Syracuse pulled within one while shorthanded at 6:56 of the third on a Ryan Garlock goal.

Vigilante scored his second marker at 15:02, then Adam Pineault scored the winner at 16:51.

Denis stopped 31 of 37 shots fired at the Hamilton net.


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