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Motzko lifts Crunch over Milwaukee

Joe Motzko scored with 39 seconds left in overtime to give Syracuse a 3-2 win over Milwaukee at the Bradley Center on Tuesday night.

The Admirals rallied to pick up the extra point for getting the game into OT. Scottie Upshall scored both Milwaukee goals on the night, including a shorthanded tally with 3:30 left in regulation to knot the game at 2-2.

Aaron Johnson and Peter Ferraro also scored for the Crunch, and Karl Goehring made 18 saves for the win.

With the victory, Syracuse closed to within five points of Edmonton in the race for fourth place in the North Division. Only the top four teams in each division qualify for the 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Milwaukee remains in first place in the West Division, 11 points ahead of Chicago.