The win advances the Crunch to 34-24-7-2 on the season and 2-0-1-0 in the four-game season series against the Penguins.
Lagace posted his third shutout of season, while Louis Domingue turned aside 30-of-31 between the pipes for the Penguins. Syracuse was unable to convert on three power play opportunities, but went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill.
After a scoreless first period, the Crunch potted the only goal of the game 2:56 into the second period. Nick Perbix wrapped around the back of the cage and sent a backdoor feed through the slot for Gemel Smith to chip in.
The Crunch travel to face the Springfield Thunderbirds on Wednesday.
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Crunchables: Max Lagace recorded his third shutout of the season tonight, tied for third in the league…Lagace tied a career-high with 48 saves, last time was March 29, 2016 with 48 saves on 49 shots.