Syracuse Crunch owner Howard Dolgon blasted the city of Syracuse following the Crunch 3-0 win over the Springfield Falcons.
He was unhappy that only 3,200 showed up for their Eastern Conference Semifinal game where the Crunch took a commanding 3-0 lead, despite the fact that the game was actually the 2nd best attendance of the 4 games played. Only Wilkes-Barre/Scranton drew more fans, at nearly 3,800.
Oklahoma City drew the worst, at just under 1,800, and Grand Rapids saw 2,700 pass the turnstiles for their game. Grand Rapids numbers aren't surprising, as they were going up against their parent club's (Detroit) Game 1.
The Blackhawks won 4-1, and will try to take a 2-0 series lead Saturday afternoon at 1PM in Chicago.
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It should be a good series, as it may come down to which goaltender has the better save percentage. Tuukka Rask has a .923 save percentage, and has a Goals Allowed Average of 2.49. Henrik Lundqvist has a better save and GAA, at .947 save percentage and Goals Allowed Average of 1.65, and is working on a 120 minute shutout streak after shutting the Caps out in both Games 6 and 7.
PREDICTION: Rangers win series in 6 games.