Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 10-26-18 Crunch at Marlies

Tough night for Syracuse on the road.

SYR-1
TOR-4

Eddie Pasquale allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
13:07 TOR Sandin (1), (Grundstrom, Mueller)
15:30 TOR Mueller (3), (unassisted)
18:15 SYR Raddysh (2), (Stephens)

Second Period
0:21 TOR Marchment (1), (Rosen, Moore)

Third Period
11:12 TOR Moore (7), (Borgman, Subban)

Got beat 4-1 and got outshot 31-19. Syracuse just got whipped tonight. There's not much more to say about it, other than I thought Syracuse got off to kind of a slow start last season as Benoit Groulx took the first month to try and shake out the bugs acclimating a young team to the AHL. I have faith that'll happen this season, too.

We'll see if there's a callup like Cernak or Masin with Victor Hedman getting nicked up top in Tampa Bay's game against Vegas.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-20-18 Comets at Crunch

Crunch comeback bid falls short.

UTI-4
SYR-3

Connor Ingram allowed 4 goals on 30 shots for the loss.

First Period
10:57 UTI MacEwen (3), (Dahlen, Juolevi)(PP)

Second Period
6:24 UTI Jasek (2), (Archibald)
8:51 UTI Archibald (4), (Carcone, Biega)(PP)
10:10 SYR Gaunce (1), (Barre-Boulet, Conacher)
12:30 SYR Conacher (1), (unassisted)(SH)(PS)
19:10 UTI Sifers (1), (Jasek)

Third Period
12:41 SYR Andreoff (3), (Barre-Boulet, Cernak)(PP)

Cory Conacher and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's second and third stars. Barre-Boulet now has 2 goals and 5 points in his first 5 pro games.

Syracuse did some good things in this game to nearly crawl out of a three goal hole they dug for themselves early in this contest. Still, the team's got to have a better showing in the 20-30 minutes of games than they did and they cannot allow goals late in periods like they did to Sifers. That ultimately became the margin for Utica and just can't happen. Hockey 101.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-19-18 Crunch at Devils

Ingram pitches a shutout in slump busting win.

SYR-4
BNG-0

Connor Ingram stopped all 27 shots he faced and a penalty shot for the victory. How a man does all that and doesn't get a star is beyond me.

First Period
4:07 SYR Andreoff (1), (Dumont, Gaunce)(SH)

Second Period
12:59 SYR Stephens (1), (Cernak, Dumont)(PP)

Third Period
9:46 SYR Andreoff (2), (Martel, Verhaeghe)(PP)
19:41 SYR Katchouk (1), (Stephens)(EN)(SH)

Andy Andreoff, Gabriel Dumont, and Mitchell Stephens were the game's three stars.

Danick Martel appeared for the Crunch on a conditioning stint after not getting into a game thus far for the Lightning and had a helper. Boris Katchouk scored his first pro goal into the empty net to seal the deal.

Syracuse evens their record at 2-2-0. They've played significantly fewer games than most of the teams in the Eastern Conference and have a fair number of games in hand to make up.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Lightning Acquire F Mitch Hults from the Ducks

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired forward Mitch Hults from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today. Additionally, the team announced that Hults will be assigned to the Syracuse Crunch.

Hults, 23, has appeared in two games with the San Diego Gulls this season, posting one assist and five shots on goal. He skated in 53 games during the 2017-18 regular season with San Diego, recording 10 goals and 24 points to go along with eight penalty minutes. Five of his 10 goals last season were scored on the man-advantage.

The 6-foot-2, 207-pound forward has appeared in 61 career AHL games, all with the Gulls over three seasons, registering 11 goals and 29 points. Hults skated in two Calder Cup Playoff games in 2017, scoring one goal. Prior to signing a two-year entry level contract as a free agent with the Ducks on March 20, 2017, Hults played two seasons at Lake Superior State University, collecting 20 goals and 54 points in 76 games.

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