Game Night Results

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite going down by two goals in the first period, the Syracuse Crunch kept their gameplan largely the same.

    Syracuse cleaned up the backcheck that had cost them early and continued to pour on the pressure at the other end. The Crunch scored three times in both the second and the third, as they rallied to top the Adirondack Phantoms, 6-4, for their third-straight win at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "We didn't change anything," said Syracuse forward Cedric Paquette. "We played well since the beginning and took control of the game. We didn't panic and the goals came."

  • 26 weeks 5 days ago

    Roller coaster Crunch back on the uphill slope.

    ADK-4
    SYR-6

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the victory. Goal support remains a beautiful thing.

    First Period
    ADK Cousins, (9) (Eddy, Manning), 9:31
    ADK Noebels, (3) (Akeson, Lamarche), 17:43

    Second Period
    SYR Walker, (5) (Marchessault, Gourde), 7:49 (PP)
    ADK Akeson, (21) , 11:54
    SYR Paquette, (17) (DiSalvatore, Connolly), 14:46 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (18) (Sustr, Cote), 15:56

    Third Period
    ADK Holmstrom, (12) (Delisle, Noebels), 0:59 (PP)
    SYR Smith, (6) (Marchessault, Langelier-Parent), 3:35
    SYR Langelier-Parent, (2) (Gourde, Witkowski), 9:16
    SYR Marchessault, (16) (Connolly, Witkowski), 14:03

    Cedric Paquette, Jonathan Marchessault, and Yanni Gourde were the game's three stars.

    Andrej Sustr also returned from injury tonight after missing over a month on the shelf, and he was joined in the lineup by J.P. Cote who has only been healthy enough to see game action in 1 game in the last month. Both defensemen had assists in the game, and both add to the list of reasons to believe this 3 game winning streak the Crunch are on might be sustainable. Also, if Sustr can finish the AHL season strong, he might give the Lightning defensive corps a shot in the arm in the depth department once he goes back up to to Tampa Bay.

    The opportunity to make the playoffs is long gone for Syracuse, but they improved to 2 games under .500 with tonight's result. With everything that's happened, if the team can post a record over .500 this year, that's going to be a moral victory at least, and will help lay a foundation for success next season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 11 @ Charlottetown Islanders 3
    Mooseheads win best-of-7 first round series, 4-0

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 0 Hits, 5 SOG, 4/14 FO, *First Star*
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 6-7-13, +6, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    After a one-day delay due to a storm, Halifax completed their first round sweep of Charlottetown with a dominating 11-3 win. Drouin finished the series with 13 points in four games and three First Star awards. He has a 17-game point streak in which he has 50 points.

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 3 @ Niagara IceDogs 5
    IceDogs lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-1

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -4, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-0-1, -4, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Second-seeded North Bay is one loss away from elimination at the hands of seventh-seeded Niagara. Game 5 is Friday in North Bay.

    Barrie Colts 1 @ Sudbury Wolves 2
    Colts lead best-of-7 Easter Conference Quarterfinals, 3-1

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 0-1-1, E, 0 PIM
    Playoff totals: 4 GP: 2-2-4, +1, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin had another point, but the Colts couldn’t sweep out the Wolves in four games. Sudbury lives to play another day – and that day is Friday in Barrie for Game 5.

    Kingston Frontenacs 1 @ Peterborough Petes 3
    Frontenacs lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-1

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 4 GP, 1-4-5, +2, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 54 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    The Petes got 46 saves from Andrew D’Agostini (undrafted) to stave off elimination with a 3-1 win. Game 5 is Friday in Kingston.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    Even if it takes all night.

    NYI-2
    TB-3 (SO)

    Ben Bishop allowed 2 goals on 27 shots before stopping 9 shooters in a 13 round epic for the Shootout victory. By the end, he and Nabokov were looking like Rocky and Apollo Creed. "No rematch!" cried Nabokov. "Don't want one!" replied Bishop.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    0:29 TB Callahan (14), (Gudas, Filppula)
    1:33 NYI Strome (5), (Martin, Donovan)
    9:17 NYI Donovan (2), (Nielsen, Lee)

    Third Period
    5:50 TB Callahan (15), (Brewer)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NYI- Nielsen, Nelson, McDonald, Cizikas
    TB- Kostka, Palat, Stamkos, Carle, Salo

    Ryan Callahan and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars.

    2 points the team needed. 2 points they got the hard way. Credit to the Islanders. They're young and undertalented, but they played with energy and structure and came within an eyelash of putting the Lightning in a world of hurt in that Second Period. In the end, the Lightning carried the balance of the play in the First and Third Periods, as well as Overtime. They were the team more deserving of the second point, and they got it, primarily on the strength of some excellent work by their defensive corps. Seriously. Kostka, Carle, and Salo looked like cold-blooded assassins in their attempts. Just, wow.

    Points in 10 straight now put the Lightning at 89 points for the campaign. That's 7 shy of the season goal with 9 left to play. With a 9 point lead on the last team out as of this posting, it won't be long now.

    Mike Kostka was -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 16:59. He absolutely deked Nabokov out of his jock in the shootout and the quick release to roof the backhander off the crossbar and in was just outstanding. The trigger has no heart, and neither did Kostka for old man Nabokov. Win if you can. Survive if Mike Kostka lets you.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 26 weeks 6 days ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (2)Astana 2 vs. (4)Ufa 1
    Ufa Leads the Series 3-2
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Loss, 41/43, 2.04 GAA, .953 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 12 GP, 7-5-0, 0 SO, 2.19 GAA, .930 sv%

    Dustin Boyd's goal assisted by former Lightning forward Brandon Bochenski ended up being the game winner in Astana's 2-1 Game Five win over Ufa. Ex-NHLer Ivan Vishnevsky had the lone goal in defeat for Ufa, which was outshot 43-25 in the contest. Ufa may be playing with fire, despite being in a position to eliminate Barys, they have been relying on Vasilevskiy to erase large shot deficits to try to steal the series. Game Six is on Saturday. The winner of the series will face top seed Magnitogorsk in the Eastern Conference Finals.

  • 27 weeks 10 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads vs Charlottetown Islanders - postponed
    Mooseheads lead best-of-7 first round series, 3-0

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: - - -
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    The game was delayed until Thursday due to a major winter storm. If you're reading this in Florida, be happy.

    Quebec Remparts 1 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 4
    Huskies lead best-of-7 first round series, 3-1

    C/W Adam Erne, QUE: Did not play.
    Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, -3, 61 PIM
    2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

    Erne remains out while recovering from a lacerated spleen. He is due back by the end of the month if the Remparts are still alive… and it’s not looking good at the moment. Game 5 is at Rouyn-Noranda. The series goes back to Quebec City for games 6 and 7 – if necessary. Erne can join the Crunch or Lightning when the Remparts are finished.

  • 27 weeks 10 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Feeling fresh with an exhausted backchecker ahead of him, Artem Sergeev decided to join the rush.

    The Syracuse Crunch defenseman watched as teammate Vlad Namestnikov broke into the zone shorthanded, drew multiple St. John's IceCaps defenders to the left and slid the puck backdoor.

    Sergeev easily tapped the eventual game-winner home with 2:32 remaining, as the Crunch rallied from a two-goal deficit to top the IceCaps, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

    "Vladdy has great vision," Sergeev said. "The goalie was looking at him, and he passed it to me. It was an empty net goal, pretty much."

  • 27 weeks 11 hours ago

    Comeback Crunch start a positive streak for a change.

    STJ-2
    SYR-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the victory. Since returning from the Olympics, Gudlevskis is 4-2-1 with 1 SO, a 1.97 GAA, and a .934 save percentage. Suffice it to say he's really taken off since that amazing performance against Canada in Sochi.

    First Period
    STJ Albert, (20) (MacKinnon), 4:14
    STJ Chiarot, (5) (Gordon, Samson), 16:23

    Second Period
    SYR Connolly, (18) (Smith, Angelidis), 0:32

    Third Period
    SYR Angelidis, (11) (Paquette, Namestnikov), 2:43 (PP)
    SYR Sergeev, (3) (Namestnikov), 17:28 (SH)

    Artem Sergeev, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars. Now at 42 points in 46 games, Namestnikov has doubled his point production from a season ago when he had 21 points in 44 games. As with Gudlevskis' numbers, his continued production is impressive given how the rest of the roster has obviously labored a bit this season.

    This was a far more impressive result than the 3-0 shutout of Adirondack given the IceCaps reside in 4th in the Eastern Conference at 20 games over .500 for the season. This is a result that gives you far more hope that this winning streak can actually be sustained.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 27 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Charlottetown Islanders 1
    Mooseheads lead best-of-7 first round series, 3-0

    C/W Jonathan Drouin, HAL: 1-1-2, +1, 2 PIM, 0 Hits, 4 SOG, 13/29 FO, *Third Star*
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 4-5-9, +3, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 46 GP, 29-70-108, +49, 43 PIM
    2011-2012 Season: 49 GP, 41-64-105, +48, 32 PIM

    Philippe Gadoury (undrafted) had a hat trick and Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist to lead the Mooseheads to a 4-1 Game 3 win and a commanding 3-0 series lead. Drouin has been a game star in all three games so far. Halifax outshot Charlottetown in Game 3, 42-17.

    Quebec Remparts 2 @ Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5
    Huskies lead best-of-7 first round series, 2-1

    C/W Adam Erne, QUE: Did not play.
    Season totals: 44 GP, 20-40-60, -3, 61 PIM
    2012-2013 Season: 68 GP, 28-44-72, +11, 67 PIM

    Erne remains out while recovering from a lacerated spleen. He is due back by the end of the month if the Remparts are still alive.

    Ontario Hockey League

    North Bay Battalion 0 @ Niagara IceDogs 2
    IceDogs lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 2-1

    D Dylan Blujus, NB: 0-0-0, -2, 4 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 1-0-1, E, 4 PIM
    Season totals: 55 GP, 4-26-30, +12, 56 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 68 GP, 2-27-29, -8, 57 PIM

    Second-seeded North Bay finds themselves down 2-1 in the series after a shutout loss in St. Catherines on Tuesday. Brent Moran (2014), one of the top undrafted goaltender prospects, stopped 42 shots for the win.

    Barrie Colts 6 @ Sudbury Wolves 3
    Colts lead best-of-7 Easter Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0

    D Jake Dotchin, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP: 2-1-3, +1, 6 PIM
    Season totals: 63 GP, 11-25-36, +22, 121 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 66 GP, 4-18-22, E, 81 PIM

    Dotchin scored a shorthanded goal for the Colts, helping Barrie to a 3-0 series lead over Sudbury with a 6-3 Game 3 win.

    Kingston Frontenacs 4 @ Peterborough Petes 2
    Frontenacs lead best-of-7 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, 3-0

    W Henri Ikonen, KGN: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM
    Playoff totals: 3 GP, 1-4-5, +3, 2 PIM
    Season totals: 54 GP, 25-45-70, +17, 49 PIM
    2012-13 totals: 61 GP, 22-29-51, +2, 30 PIM

    Kingston is one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals after a 4-2 win in Peterborough on Tuesday. Ikonen’s assist came on an empty net goal with 30 seconds left.

  • 27 weeks 1 day ago

    KHL Eastern Conference Semifinals
    (6)Novosibirsk 2 vs. (1)Magnitogorsk 3
    Magnitogorsk Wins the Series 4-0
    Vasily Koshechkin, Magnitogorsk, Win, 30/32, 2.01 GAA, .938 sv%
    Regular season totals: 51 GP, 30-12-8, 9 SO, 1.88 GAA, .940 sv%
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 8-1-0, 0 SO, 1.90 GAA, .935 sv%

    Magnitogorsk completed their second round sweep of Novosibirsk, disposing of the Eastern Conference sixth seed 3-2 in Game Four. Metallurg was led by 2 goals by former Blue Jackets draft pick Sergei Mozyakin. Magnitogorsk has lost just one time in the first two rounds of this season's playoffs.

    (4)Ufa 3 vs. (2)Astana 2 (OT)
    Ufa Leads the Series 3-1
    Andrey Vasilevskiy, Ufa, Win, 38/40, 1.84 GAA, .950 sv%
    Regular season totals: 28 GP, 14-8-5, 3 SO, 2.21 GAA, .923 sv%
    Playoff totals: 11 GP, 7-4-0, 0 SO, 2.20 GAA, .927 sv%

    Ex-Canucks draft pick Kirill Koltsov's power play goal 5:03 into Overtime delivered Ufa a 3-2 Game Four win over Astana and a commanding 3-1 lead in their second round series. The stellar play of Lightning prospect Andrey Vasilevskiy allowed Ufa to overcome a 27-40 shot deficit in the contest to take the victory. Astana got an assist from former Lightning defenseman Mike Lundin in defeat.

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