record - 4-0-0-0 8 points
standings - 1st in East Division
most recent game - 5-4 W @ Philadelphia, 10/17
last 5 games - 4-0
home record - 0-0
record - 3-0-0-0 6 points
standings - 1st in North Division
most recent game - 3-2 SO W @ Binghamton 10/17
last 5 games - 3-0
road record - 2-0
last time teams met - first meeting this season
Players to watch:
C Keith Aucoin - AHL's player of the week for first week of the season has 2 goals and 6 assists through 4 games.
C Mathieu Perrault - Rookie has 2 goals and 3 assists in first 4 games of season and is playing a very good game right now.
C Jay Beagle - He only has 1 assist on the season but he is all over the ice. A key penalty killer and a great presence on the forecheck.
LW Tom Sestito (#7) - He has 1 goal and 3 assists in 3 games. He also brings with him 22 penalty minutes in 3 games with 20 penalty minutes in one game for 2 misconduct including a game misconduct for fighting OFF THE ICE SURFACE.
LW Mike York (78) - The veteran also has 1 goal and 3 assists in 3 games.
RW Maksim Mayorov (16) - A rookie who is in the top 20 prospects for Columbus according to Hockey's Future who has a goal and 2 assists in this young season.
Syracuse is coming off a game where Binghamton outshot them 38-23 but the Crunch got the win in a shootout. They are walking into a hyped up building with the home opener but the Bears better stay focused and come out strong cause this team with jump on you.
The Bears and Crunch haven't played since 2006-2007 season where they played twice and each team won their home game. They will meet another time in Syracuse later this season.