The Checkers continued to be unmatched away from home, beating the Syracuse Crunch 6-3 to move to 7-0-0 on the road.
Despite hopping out to a two-goal lead early on in regulation, the Checkers found themselves in a tie game less than a minute into the second as the Crunch notched a pair of tallies on the power play. Julien Gauthier would pound home a feed from Janne Kuokkanen to break that deadlock minutes later, and that would spark the Charlotte offense.
The Checkers would reestablish their advantage by pumping in three more from that point, lifting them to an AHL-best 8-1-0 this season.
Alex Nedeljkovic returned to the crease after a two-game break and came away with another victory, stopping 23 pucks and picking up an assist on Clark Bishop’s late empty netter.
The Checkers have matched the longest road winning streak in franchise history with seven. Dating back to last season they have earned points in 15 straight road games … Martin Necas’ goal is his first in the AHL … The Checkers have scored multiple power-play goals in five of their nine games so far … Jake Bean scored for the second game in a row and notched his first multi-point game (1g, 2a) as a pro … Alex Nedeljkovic is the first goalie to reach six wins … Morgan Geekie and Greg McKegg each extended their points streaks to three games … The Checkers have scored at least four goals in six of their seven road games this season … Saku Maenalanen exited the game with an injury in the first period and did not return … Cliff Pu, Nick Schilkey, Haydn Fleury and Dennis Robertson were all healthy extras
The Checkers return to the Queen City for a pair of home games starting Friday against Providence
Director of Communications Nicholas Niedzielski joined the Checkers in the summer of 2014. A Texas native, he previously worked for the AHL's Texas Stars.