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Moss saves day for Road Runners

Tyler Moss was ready for the shootout.

Moss denied Jeff Panzer on a penalty shot in overtime after the Crunch forward was hauled down on a breakaway, then turned aside four of five attempts in the shootout to give Edmonton a 2-1 win over Syracuse at Rexall Place on Tuesday night.

The Crunch are 2-2 in shootouts already this season. The Road Runners are 1-1.

Brad Winchester gave Edmonton a lead with his fourth goal of the season on a second-period power play. Aaron Johnson answered for Syracuse with 14:56 remaining in regulation.

The win snapped a three-game skid for the Road Runners (0-1-1-1), and moved them into a tie with Manitoba for first place in the North Division.

Also on Tuesday, Hamilton rolled to a 5-1 win over Cleveland at Gund Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Jason Ward got the Bulldogs on the board early in the second, followed by shorthanded goals 2:03 apart by Gavin Morgan and Chris Higgins. Higgins’ goal came on a penalty shot.

Tomas Plekanec and Michael Lambert also scored for Hamilton, and Yann Danis made 28 saves, allowing only a Patrick Rissmiller goal with 60 seconds left in the game.

Danis is now 5-1-0 on the year and has won seven of his first eight pro decisions.