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Dumont, Crunch storm past Amerks in opener

Gabriel Dumont scored three times to lead the Syracuse Crunch to a 6-2 win over the Rochester Americans in Game 1 of the rivals’ North Division semifinal series on Friday night.

Game 2 is Saturday in Syracuse.

Dominik Masin broke a 2-2 tie early in the second period with his first career postseason goal, Brendan Bradley notched the first goal of his AHL career and Jamie McBain added a goal and two assists for the defending Eastern Conference champion Crunch.

Eddie Pasquale finished with 28 saves in the win.

Zach Redmond and Kyle Criscuolo scored for the Amerks.

North Division Semifinals – Series “D” (best-of-5)
N2-Syracuse Crunch vs. N3-Rochester Americans
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 20 – SYRACUSE 6, Rochester 2
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 21 – Rochester at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 25 – Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 27 – Syracuse at Rochester, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 28 – Rochester at Syracuse, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern