Crunch push Marlies to the brink

The Syracuse Crunch breezed to a 5-1 home win in Game 5 of the North Division Final, pushing the Toronto Marlies to the brink of elimination.

Steve Oleksy had the only goal for Toronto, finding the back of the net with a howitzer of a shot from the point at 8:26 of the first period.

Kasimir Kaskisuo made 18 saves in net for the Marlies. The team needs a win on Monday night at Ricoh Coliseum to stay alive in the series.