Sens end Crunch winning streak in overtime



Max McCormick had the overtime winner as the Belleville Senators ended the Syracuse Crunch’s nine-game winning streak with a 2-1 overtime win at the Yardmen Arena.

McCormick skated in on a two-on-one and buried a wrister short-side at 2:14 for his sixth of the year.

Belleville had goals in regulation from Jim O’Brien while Taylor made 18 saves. Mitchell Stephens scored for the Crunch with Connor Ingram turning aside¬†23 shots.

In a first period featuring few chances, the Crunch grabbed the lone goal through Stephens as Taylor only got a piece of Mathieu Joseph’s shot leaving the puck laying on the goal line for Stephens to poke home at 3:22 on the power play.

Belleville found its equalizer with 1:05 left in the second period as O’Brien scored his 10th goal of the season on a breakaway as he beat Ingram five-hole.

Taylor played in his 150th career AHL game while Sens captain Mike Blunden registered his 150th career AHL assist.

Belleville is 6-0 in overtime this season.

The Senators are back in action at the Yardmen Saturday as they host the Laval Rocket on Country Night. Tickets are available by clicking here. 

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