Game Night Results

  • 1 week 4 days ago

    Crunch winning streak hits 4 games.

    SYR-3
    TOR-1

    Louis Domingue allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. He's been good since being acquired from the Arizona organization, and a .916 save percentage through 5 decisions has given the Crunch a solid backstop they can count on.

    First Period
    10:35 SYR DiDomenico (4), (Conacher, Bodie)

    Second Period
    9:00 SYR Lynch (5), (McNeill, Volkov)

    Third Period
    4:24 TOR Gauthier (1), (Liljegren, Dermott)(PP)
    19:07 SYR Conacher (7), (McNeill)(EN)

    Domingue and Kevin Lynch were the game's first and second stars.

    Syracuse gets to 1 game under .500. You get the feeling once they crack even, they're primed to really make a run into playoff position.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 5 days ago

    Western Hockey League

    Saskatoon Blades 5 @ Tri-City Americans 2

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 7-13-20, -12, 22 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

    Hajek setup Cameron Hebig (undrafted) for the Blades’ opening goal, a power play marker eight minutes into the game. Saskatoon got goals from five different players as the Blades scored early and often against the hometown Americans.

    Victoria Royals 4 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 7

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 1-3-4, +3, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 18/29 FO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 11-17-28, +11, 18 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-1-1, +3, 2 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 26 GP, 6-6-12, +21, 32 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    Howden scored a goal and added three assists in the Warriors’ comeback victory over the visiting Royals. Victoria went up 3-2 early in the 2nd period, and then it was all Moose Jaw, scoring five of the next six goals. The Warriors were paced by Justin Almeida (undrafted), who notched a hat trick and led the Moose Jaw rally. Sosunov tag teamed with Howden, assisting on Jayden Halbgewachs’ goal.

  • 1 week 5 days ago

    Release the kittens!

    TB-2
    BUF-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy had about as pedestrian a 34 save shutout as you can imagine. Buffalo was largely kept to the perimeter and had very few legit scoring chances all game. Vasiy surely deserved that defensive performance in front of him after having to play Superman against the Caps last time out.

    First Period
    16:29 TB Sergachev (6), (Johnson, Palat)(PP)

    Second Period
    12:08 TB Girardi (1), (Namestnikov, Kucherov)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Vasilevskiy, Mikhail Sergachev, and Victor Hedman were the game's three stars.

    Kind of a boring game. Both teams played a fairly well structured defensive game so there weren't a ton of chances and certainly a paucity of odd man rushes, too. The Lightning did have the big possession advantage in the First Period that they turned into a power play and the eventual game winner. They also manufactured the insurance goal on a long shot through a tough screen by Stamkos in front. Both goals, really, were nothing flashy. Meat and potatoes shots through traffic that glanced off Buffalo defenders and in.

    With all that said, it's a win the Lightning really needed to have. They now have 4 points through 4 games of this 10-game segment of the season, meaning they still need to collect 8 in the last 6 games to have a successful segment. Yes, the team has a ton of insurance points already banked if need be, but you don't want to dip into those. You want to stay on that .600 or better track the rest of the way. Steady does it.

    Slater Koekkoek had 2 shots and 2 hits in 9:42. Looked nice and active again in the First Period. Got nailed to the bench the rest of the way for some reason.

    Yanni Gourde had 2 shots and 2 hits in 19:53.

    Sergachev had a goal and 1 shot in 12:38.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 1 week 6 days ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 4 @ Acadie-Bathurst Titan 5

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 2-1-3, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 8/25 FO
    Season Totals: 19 GP, 10-16-26, +20, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    Somppi broke a 2-2 deadlock in the 2nd period with a power-play marker and added another goal early in the 3rd to stretch the Mooseheads lead to 4-2. The Titan then got three straight goals to pull out the rally and hand Halifax the heartbreaker.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Barrie Colts 3 @ North Bay Battalion 2

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, 7/16 FO
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Lipanov was held pointless for the first time since returning to the Colts lineup, but Leo Lazarev (undrafted) stopped 33 Battalion shots and Barrie got goals from three different players to grit out road win in North Bay.

  • 2 weeks 22 hours ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 7 @ Saint John Sea Dogs 1

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 0-0-0, E, 2 PIM, 1 SOG, 9/14 FO
    Season Totals: 18 GP, 8-15-23, +18, 14 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    The Mooseheads put up a touchdown on the Sea Dogs behind an Arnaud Durandeau (Islanders 2017 6th round pick) hat trick.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Peterborough Petes 3 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 0/1 FO
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 22-17-39, +25, 8 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 1 SOG, 2/4 FO
    Season Totals: 22 GP, 8-2-10, -13, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    The Greyhounds put up a snowman for the second straight game, this time against the Petes. Sault Ste. Marie was paced by the two goal, three point performance of Jack Kopacka (Ducks 2016 4th round pick). It was a quiet night for Katchouk, who notched just a single assist.

    Oshawa Generals 7 @ Barrie Colts 3

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 1-2-3, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 4/13 FO, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 9-12-21, +6, 2 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    The Generals pasted a touchdown on the Colts behind possible 2018 1st rounder Serron Noel’s three point night. Lipanov (pictured) had a hand in all three Colts goals, scoring a power play marker and notching the primary assists on two 3rd period scores. Lipanov has 4 points in two games after after returning to the lineup after missing a couple of games.

    Sarnia Sting 4 @ Erie Otters 3

    W Taylor Raddysh, ER: 2-0-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, 5/5 FO, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 13-22-35, +15, 16 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 42-67-109, +67, 37 PIM

    Raddysh scored twice for the Otters, a 2-1 go-ahead power play marker and the 3-3 equalizer late in the 3rd. But Swede Hugo Leufvenius (2018 draft eligible) scored the game-winner for the Sting just 45 seconds after Raddysh’s 2nd goal.

    Western Hockey League

    Medicine Hat Tigers 0 @ Kelowna Rockets 4

    D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-0-0, +3, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 5-18-23, +8, 20 PIM
    ‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

    Fresh from the BC Major Midgets and the World U17 Hockey Challenge, Kelowna’s 16 year old netminder Roman Basran pitched a 38 save 4-0 shutout against Medicine Hat. Foote was on the ice for three of the Rockets’ four goals.

    Prince Albert Raiders 3 @ Moose Jaw Warriors 2 (SO)

    C Brett Howden, MJ: 0-0-0, +1, 0 PIM, 4 SOG, 11/26 FO
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 10-14-24, +8, 18 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 58 GP, 38-43-81, +14, 73 PIM

    D Oleg Sosunov, MJ: 0-0-0, -2, 0 PIM, 2 SOG
    Season Totals: 25 GP, 6-5-11, +18, 32 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (MHL-Russia): 32 GP, 0-0-0, +1, 79 PIM

    Curtis Meger (undrafted) stopped 31 Moose Jaw shots and three more in the shootout, including Brett Howden to lead the Raiders to a 3-2 victory. Prince Albert was paced by Jordy Stallard (Jets 2016 5th round pick), who scored the Raiders’ first goal, and converted their only shootout goal to seal the win..

    United States Hockey League

    Sioux City Musketeers 4 @ Dubuque Fighting Saints 5

    C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 0 SOG
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 21 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
    Committed to: University of Denver

    RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play, High School
    Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    Season Totals (Edina-HS): 2 GP, 0-4-4, 0 PIM
    Season Totals (UMHSEHL): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (Edina-HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    Clarkson University commit Adam Tisdale (undrafted) bagged a hat trick to lead the Fighting Saints to a 5-4 win over the Musketeers.

    Note: Sammy Walker has returned to Edina High School for the fall/winter season.

    Team USA 1 @ Omaha Lancers 6

    D Nick Perbix , OMA: 0-1-1, +1, 2 PIM, 1 SOG
    Season Totals: 15 GP, 0-6-6, +5, 8 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 10-30-40, 6 PIM
    Committed to: St. Cloud State University

    Perbix notched a power play assist on the Lancers’ 6th goal as Omaha easily handled the NDTP Team USA squad.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Lightning fall to schedule, refs, and Pens. Maybe not in that order.

    TB-2
    PIT-5

    Petr Budaj allowed 5 goals on 34 shots for the loss. Maybe you can quibble about the 5th goal, but I can't get too mad at the guy when he's facing breakaways and 5-on-3 power plays all night. That said, the past two games illustrate the gap between Budaj and Vasilevskiy pretty vividly.

    First Period
    14:36 PIT Rust (3), (Jarry)(SH)
    18:03 PIT Kessel (10), (Crosby, Hornqvist)(PP)
    19:26 PIT Crosby (8), (Kessel, Schultz)(PP)

    Second Period
    2:22 PIT Kessel (11), (Sheahan)
    6:52 TB Palat (7), (Sergachev, Gourde)(PP)

    Third Period
    4:41 PIT Crosby (9), (Kessel, Schultz)(PP)
    13:54 TB Conacher (1), (Killorn, Johnson)

    Glass half empty: the Lightning have suddenly lost 3 of their last 4 games and lose back-to-back games in regulation for the first time in this campaign. Offensive chances that were being potted efficiently in the first 20 games of the season are suddenly not going in and the Lightning defense, with Dotchin out at the pairings scrambled, hasn't been good enough to compensate.

    Glass half full: this might've been considered a schedule loss from the word "jump". Back-to-back playing against Washington and Pittsburgh, two of the league's best teams, with Budaj slated to go in net? Tough spot. The Lightning actually played better than the score indicates and dominated most of the First Period until they overplayed their hand on the backside of a four minute minor leading to Rust's shorthanded goal. Pittsburgh then got the benefit of... look, everybody knows the Pens get some ridiculously soft calls in their favor and the Pens got gifted a couple of extended 5-on-3 power plays tonight. I'm not going to tell you the Lightning deserved to win this one, although they led in scoring chances for much of the night. What I will tell you is the zebras may have robbed the Lightning of a chance to compete and at least have a chance to steal a road point or two.

    Slater Koekkoek had 3 shots in 16:19. I thought he played a pretty strong game supporting the play in the offensive zone and he got some nice IT in garbage time.

    Yanni Gourde had a helper and was -1 with 1 shot and 1 hit in 14:28. Wish he'd get himself more shots.

    Mikhail Sergachev had a helper and was -1 with 2 penalty minutes, 2 shots, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 17:17. Like Koekkoek, he was strong in the offensive zone supporting the play and on the power play he plunked his hard wrister off Palat and into the back of the net for an apple.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Streaking Crunch run it to 3 in a row.

    SYR-4
    WBS- 3

    Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    1:39 SYR Walcott (1), (Verhaeghe, Cernak)
    2:58 WBS Tiffels (1), (Quinney, Johnson)
    7:39 WBS Blueger (3), (Haggerty, Johnson)
    17:28 SYR Verhaeghe (3), (Bodie, McBain)(PP)

    Second Period
    10:56 SYR Bournival (7), (unassisted)(SH)
    16:50 SYR Peca (2), (Erne)

    Third Period
    7:15 WBS Corrado (2), (Simon, Thomas)

    Carter Verhaeghe and Matthew Peca were the game's first and second stars. After going 19 games without a goal, Peca now has a goal in two of his last three tilts. He also has a gaudy 6 points over that three game span.

    Syracuse moves to 2 games under .500 with the victory. If they can get their record back to level, then the push to get back into playoff contention can begin.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

    Halifax Mooseheads 2 @ Charlottetown Islanders 3 (OT)

    C/W Otto Somppi, HAL: 1-1-2, -1, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, 21/30 FO
    Season Totals: 17 GP, 8-15-23, +18, 12 PIM
    ’16-’17 Totals: 60 GP, 17-24-41, -7, 28 PIM

    Somppi was part of both goals scored by the Mooseheads, potting a power play marker just shy of six minutes into the game, and followed by the primary assist on Maxime Fortier’s shorthanded goal with about ninety seconds left in the 1st. The Islanders’ Pierre-Olivier Joseph (Coyotes 2017 1st round pick) knotted the game at 2-2 with just eight seconds left in regulation and then Nikita Alexandrov (2019 draft eligible) netted the OT game-winner just 27 seconds into the extra session. Somppi also took 31 faceoffs, winning 70% of them.

    Ontario Hockey League

    Kitchener Rangers 2 @ Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 8

    W Boris Katchouk, SSM: 2-2-4, +3, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 22-16-38, +24, 8 PIM
    ’16-’17 Season: 66 GP, 35-29-64, +18, 46 PIM

    Katchouk (pictured) scored two goals and four points, earning Second Star honors, as the Greyhounds put up a snowman at home against the Rangers. Katchouk now leads the OHL in goals, short-handed goals, game-winning goals, and is one off the lead in plus-minus.

    Barrie Colts 4 @ Guelph Storm 5 (OT)

    W Alexey Lipanov, BAR: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 2 SOG, 7/16 FO
    Season Totals: 20 GP, 8-10-18, +6, 2 PIM
    ‘16-‘17 Totals (VHL-Russia): 21 GP, 3-5-8, +5, 8 PIM

    Lipanov returned to the lineup after missing a couple of games, scoring the Colts’ third goal. Barrie never trailed until Storm forward Cedric Ralph (undrafted) scored the OT game-winner 55 seconds into the extra session. The Colts had leads of 1-0, 3-1, and 4-3, pelting Guelph netminder Anthony Popovich (undrafted) with 44 shots. Yet, the Storm battled back at each juncture, giving the nearly 4,400 fans at Sleeman Centre plenty to cheer about.

    Peterborough Petes 4 @ Sudbury Wolves 0

    W/C Christopher Paquette, PBO: 0-0-0, E, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Season Totals: 21 GP, 8-2-10, -11, 4 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (NIA/PBO): 66 GP, 19-29-48, +1, 28 PIM

    Peterborough blanked the Wolves and goalie Dylan Wells (Oilers 2016 5th round pick) stopped 24 Sudbury shots. Pavel Gogolev (2018 draft eligible) scored twice for the Petes. Paquette took zero faceoffs after a downward trend the last few games of taking fewer and fewer.

    Western Hockey League

    Kelowna Rockets 3 @ Vancouver Giants 2

    D Cal Foote, KEL: 0-2-2, -1, 0 PIM, 0 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 5-18-23, +5, 20 PIM
    ‘15-‘16 Totals: 71 GP, 6-51-57, +39, 41 PIM

    Foote assisted on two of Kelowna’s three goals, including Flames prospect Dillon Dube’s 3rd period game-winning power play marker.

    Brandon Wheat Kings 5 @ Saskatoon Blades 6

    D Libor Hajek, SAS: 1-1-2, E, 0 PIM, 6 SOG, *Second Star*
    Season Totals: 24 GP, 7-13-20, -13, 22 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 65 GP: 4-22-26, -17, 81 PIM

    Hajek scored one and assisted on another, giving him 20 points in just 24 games and the first Blades blueliner since Duncan Siemens (2009-2013) to score 20+ points in 3 straight seasons. Hajek is on pace to eclipse his 2016-17 point totals in about one-third of the games. The Blades scored five 3rd period goals after falling behind 4-1 in the first two frames. Both Saskatoon and Brandon was paced by overaged and undrafted Braylon Shmyr and Evan Weinger, respective, who each put up three goals and four points.

    United States Hockey League

    Dubuque Fighting Saints 3 @ Madison Capitols 1

    C Cole Guttman, DBQ: 1-0-1, E, 0 PIM, 3 SOG, *Third Star*
    Season Totals: 14 GP, 5-5-10, -1, 21 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals: 53 GP, 27-27-54, +21, 18 PIM
    Committed to: University of Denver

    Guttman scored the game-winner in the 3rd period as the Fighting Saints went on to beat the Capitols 3-1. Guttman earn 3rd Star honors for his efforts.

    Tri-City Storm 3 @ Sioux City Musketeers 2 (OT)

    RW Sammy Walker, SC: Did Not Play
    Season Totals (SC): 4 GP, 0-0-0, -3, 4 PIM
    Season Totals (HS): 20 GP, 16-25-41, 14 PIM
    ’16-‘17 Totals (HS): 25 GP, 22-24-46, 6 PIM
    Committed to: University of Minnesota

    The Musketeers dropped an OT heartbreaker to the Storm, and Walker missed his third consecutive game. Minnesota-Duluth commit Charlie Dovorany scored the OT game-winner for Tri-City.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch surged out of the gate, but needed their penalty kill to bail them out late in the game.

    The Crunch jumped out to a three-goal lead in the first period, but the Penguins cut their deficit to one in the third period. Syracuse killed off a five minute major penalty in the closing minutes and added a pair of empty-netters in a 5-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    The loss snaps an 12-game point streak for the league-leading Penguins.

    “Any time you can score early in a period, especially two or three in the same period, that’s going to build momentum for your hockey team,” Crunch defenseman Jamie McBain said. “They’re a great team and we knew they were going to make a push for it and not make it easy on us. We had some big kills and were able to pull it off.”

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    Shorthanded Syracuse starts streaking.

    WBS-2
    SYR-5

    Louis Domingue allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    1:51 SYR Volkov (4), (Peca, Erne)
    8:39 SYR McBain (3), (Peca)(PP)
    9:36 SYR Lynch (4), (McBain, Bournival)

    Second Period
    9:19 WBS Smith (3), (Czuczman, DiPauli)(PP)

    Third Period
    13:00 WBS Simon (3), (Smith)
    18:54 SYR Verhaeghe (2), (Joseph, McNeill)(EN)
    19:31 SYR Bournival (6), (unassisted)(EN)(SH)

    Kevin Lynch, Domingue, and Alexei Volkov were the game's three stars.

    Between callups, injuries, and other recent transactions, Syracuse had to cobble together lines with only 10 natural forwards. Didn't matter. Fresh off an emotional Overtime victory the Crunch manufactured a big win over a perennial Eastern Conference power. The back-to-back wins have lifted Syracuse out of the North Division basement. They are still 3 games under .500 on the campaign, but there's suddenly a little hope the ship has been righted.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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