Crawford wasted little time getting the Amerks on the board with his third of the season just 1:35 into the opening frame.
The teams would play a scoreless second before Phil Varone accepted a Marcus Foligno pass while shorthanded to notch his sixth of the year at 2:56 of the third. Abbotsford brought the heat with 14 shots in the final stanza, with Leggio standing tall en route to earning the game's #1 star.
Crawford: GWG, +2, 2 SOG
Foligno: 2A, +2, 4 SOG
McNabb: A, +2
Biega: 2 SOG
Varone: G, +2
The Amerks will look for the rink to be rocking when the two clubs play it back on Friday.