Volkov, Alexander

AHL Game Night: 3-30-19 Comets at Crunch

Crunch issue a galactic beat down to Comets.

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SYR-6

Atte Tolvanen allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for his first pro victory.

First Period
0:43 UTI Malone (3), (Pyatt, Gaunce)(PP)
6:03 SYR Verhaeghe (30), (Foote, Masin)
6:24 SYR Dumont (13), (Raddysh)(PP)
16:21 SYR Volkov (19), (Verhaeghe, Yan)(PP)

Second Period
17:04 SYR Volkov (20), (Verhaeghe, Foote)(PP)
17:49 SYR Colton (14), (Verhaeghe, Raddysh)

Third Period
11:51 UTI Gardiner (2), (Bancks)
19:50 SYR Raddysh (17), (Brassart)

Alexander Volkov, Carter Verhaeghe, and Tolvanen were the game's three stars. Volkov completes another late season assault on the 20 goal plateau. Ross Colton looks to have started his just a smidge to late to reach 20, but Taylor Raddysh might get there with a little push.

The Upstate Galaxy Cup, much like the Florida Governor's Cup, in the hands of the good guys.

Cal Foote is now just one point shy of the 30 point plateau for his rookie campaign. That's a solid first kick at the can.

Syracuse's win keeps them a scant one point ahead of Rochester for the top spot in the division. Both teams have six games remaining with Syracuse holding a two game ROW advantage.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-23-19 Comets at Crunch

Syracuse punches their postseason ticket.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 34 shots for the victory.

First Period
6:19 SYR Conacher (20), (Andreoff)(PP)
6:44 SYR Conacher (21), (Dumont, Volkov)
15:10 UTI Boucher (28), (LeBlanc, Kero)
19:29 SYR Volkov (17), (Conacher, Labrie)

Second Period
6:27 SYR Thomas (2), (Dumont, Katchouk)(SH)
11:05 SYR Barre-Boulet (31), (Raddysh, Foote)(PP)
11:42 UTI Kero (24), (Graham, Boucher)

Third Period
12:12 SYR Volkov (18), (unassisted)(SH)

Cory Conacher, Alexander Volkov and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's three stars. Volkov continued his late season march toward the 20 goal plateau while Barre-Boulet set the Syracuse single-season record for goals by a rookie.

Syracuse, after the night's other games shook out, went ahead and clinched a playoff berth by night's end. They're 5 points up on Rochester for first in the North Division and 4 points back of Charlotte for tops in the Eastern Conference (and the entire league) with 10 games left to go for all teams involved.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-16-19 Devils at Crunch

Volkov and company expand Crunch's North Division lead.

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Martin Ouellette allowed just 1 goal on 18 shots for the victory.

First Period
4:02 SYR Andreoff (24), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)(PP)

Second Period
1:59 SYR Volkov (15), (Dumont, Tammela)
11:42 SYR Verhaeghe (28), (Stephens, Labrie)
19:24 BNG Schmelzer (10), (Saracino, Seney)(PP)

Third Period
19:02 SYR Volkov (16), (Andreoff, Thomas)(EN)

Carter Verhaeghe, Alexander Volkov, and Ouellette were the game's three stars. Volkov made a strong push late in the season last year to seal a 20-goal campaign and he looks to be following the same roadmap this season. He now had 4 goals in his last 5 games to ease up to 16 goals for the season.

Syracuse's win, coupled with Rochester's loss to Charlotte, pushes the Crunch up to a 3 point advantage in the race for the North Division crown. Now the schedule gets a little spicy with a short turnaround for a Tuesday/Wednesday back-to-back against the league-leading Checkers. Glass half empty man says, "Oh my goodness, if the Crunch drop both games they open the door for Rochester to take back the division lead!" Glass half full man says, "Sweep the set and the Crunch will have the best rest record in the entire league." The stakes are high this coming week.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day: 1-21-19 Devils at Crunch

"Score if you can. Survive if Ouellette you."

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Martin Ouellette had a wildly successful first start for the Crunch, stopping 19 of 20 shots for the win in a bit of a goaltending duel.

First Period
1:24 SYR Barre-Boulet (20), (Andreoff, Volkov)
19:44 SYR Gaunce (7), (Conacher, Foote)

Second Period
9:49 BNG Quenneville (10), (Kapla, Tangradi)(PP)

Third Period
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Alexander Volkov, Ouellette, and Cal Foote were the game's three stars. Ouellette's performance provided welcome relief for Eddie Pasquale, who has shouldered an incredibly heavy load with Connor Ingram out injured.

Syracuse inches to within two points of the top spot in the North Division with a game in hand on Rochester.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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