Admirals Game Results

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After allowing a pair of power play goals in the first 16 minutes, the Syracuse Crunch searched for momentum.

    A big fight at the end of the first period, a penalty shot at the beginning of the second and line juggling provided sparks that were quickly snuffed out.

    But after Syracuse netted two goals in the first five minutes of the third, the Crunch came alive. Syracuse scored four unanswered goals in the final frame to stun the Norfolk Admirals, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "There were times during the game, like after the (Jonathan) Marchessault goal and after the (Eric) Neilson fight, like we had the momentum, but we let it slip away," said Crunch forward Dalton Smith, who finished with a pair of goals. "That third (period), we didn't let it slip away."

  • 2 weeks 5 days ago

    Turning point of the early season?

    NOR-4
    SYR-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the win. He wasn't good, and gave up a couple of questionable goals. But, the Crunch had his back in the Third Period tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Theodore, (2) (Wagner, Sarault), 5:47 (PP)
    NOR Theodore, (3) (Winchester), 15:10 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (5) , 6:15 (PS)
    NOR Leblanc, (2) (Sarault, Kerdiles), 15:32
    NOR Blacker, (1) (Steckel, O'Brien), 17:29

    Third Period
    SYR Smith, (3) (Angelidis, Koekkoek), 3:51
    SYR Gourde, (1) (Richard), 4:32
    SYR Smith, (4) (Cote, Blujus), 14:38
    SYR Gourde, (2) (Richard, Paradis), 15:23

    Yanni Gourde, Dalton Smith, and Jonathan Marchessault were the game's three stars. Gourde gets the monkey off his back in a big way after not potting a goal all season by getting 2, including the game winner.

    Being down 3 goals in the Third Period in pro hockey is supposed to be a death sentence. Teams in that position seem to lose 98-99% of the time. It's a rare and sometimes galvanizing thing if a team can come back against those odds, and a hugely demoralizing thing to the team that blows that kind of lead. So, for Syracuse to overcome those odds tonight is no small thing, and is likely to give them some momentum as a team that they can carry forward from here on out into the season. Big, big win.

    I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out the role Tanner Richard played in the comeback, as the next wave of Lightning prospects starts to step it up.

    #blujuspalooza

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch had a pair of leads, but let them slip away.

    Syracuse went ahead with a goal early in the third period, but the Norfolk Admirals evened the score with a shorthanded goal and scored two minutes into overtime to win, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Hockey is pretty simple," said Crunch assistant captain Jean-Philippe Cote. "At this level, if you just tip toe and try to not take a hit to make a play, the other team is going to make you suffer the consequences. That's what happened tonight."

  • 3 weeks 5 days ago

    Floodgates.

    SYR-6
    BNG-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the victory. Goal support: Kristers has it, tonight.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (3) (Dotchin, Paquette), 1:38
    SYR Koekkoek, (1) (Blujus, Richard), 9:05 (PP)
    BNG Pageau, (3) (Wideman, Robinson), 10:23
    BNG Puempel, (2) (Dzingel), 12:26

    Third Period
    SYR Kunyk, (2) (Paradis, Gourde), 3:06
    SYR Vermin, (3) , 4:39
    BNG Wideman, (7) (Mullen), 6:48 (PP)
    SYR Smith, (2) (Dotchin), 12:13
    SYR Paquette, (4) (Vermin), 17:05

    Joel Vermin and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second stars. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek scored his first AHL goal in the contest, as well. And, there was #blujuspalooza happening on that goal, too.

    They really faced down a hot goaltender last night, which happens, and were unfortunate to get shut out, but the scoreboard wasn't indicative of the team's play. They were doing a lot of the right things to snap their offensive funk, and the floodgates finally came open for them tonight. Hopefully they stay open now even if Paquette has to go back to the Lightning with Alex Killorn getting hurt again up top.

    Syracuse gets Norfolk on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    For head coach Rob Zettler, it came down to a couple mental errors early.

    The Crunch allowed a shorthanded goal on their first man-advantage and the Americans tallied a power play goal later in the first period, as Syracuse dropped its third-straight game to Rochester, 3-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Special teams were the difference," Zettler said. "They scored on the power play, we gave up one on our power play. The rest of the game I thought we were all over them."

  • 3 weeks 6 days ago

    Makarov bests old tandem-mate.

    RCH-3
    SYR-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 25 shots, dropping the decision to Andrey Makarov, who stopped all 38 he faced at the other end.

    First Period
    RCH Armia, (4) (Leduc, Makarov), 2:58 (SH)
    RCH Leduc, (1) (Pysyk, Grigorenko), 19:02 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    RCH Varone, (4) (Adam, Samuels-Thomas), 7:42

    It's rough to get shutout, but I'd say there were silver linings. They settled down after a rough First Period and outshot Rochester 25-11 the rest of the way. That's solid. They just couldn't crack Makarov, who can be impenetrable when he's on his game. Rochester is pretty loaded with high draft picks, too, so it's not like they were playing the sisters of the poor. They just really need to get some continuity and some bounces to go their way, and I think they'll be fine.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 4 weeks 4 days ago

    Weekend ends with a clunker.

    SYR-1
    SPR-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 30 shots for the loss. Despite the setback, he still sports a respectable .912 save percentage for the season.

    First Period
    SPR Madaisky, (1) (Gibbons), 0:19
    SPR Collins, (1) (Gibbons, Craig), 4:00 (PP)
    SPR Rychel, (2) (Sedlak, Collins), 8:32

    Second Period
    SPR Tynan, (1) (Labrie, Anderson), 13:32

    Third Period
    SYR Vermin, (2) (Blunden, Marchessault), 2:32
    SPR Monardo, (5) , 7:19

    Playing 3 games in less than 72 hours is hard enough. Doing so with your entire roster in flux the whole time makes it nearly impossible to have anything resembling continuity or consistency. It's a reality of minor league hockey when you have a rash of injuries up top, and that's what bit Syracuse this weekend. Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault, for their parts, did assist on Syracuse's lone goal, fresh off the plane from Minnesota.

    Syracuse heads home to face Binghamton on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 4 weeks 5 days ago

    Depleted Crunch nearly steal a point.

    SYR-1
    POR-2

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the loss. It was an admirable effort under the circumstances, and he gave his club a chance.

    First Period
    POR Rieder, (1) (Martinook), 7:23 (SH)

    Second Period
    POR Rieder, (2) (Bolduc), 6:53 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Kunyk, (1) (Samson, Dotchin), 8:38

    Congrats to Jake Dotchin on his first pro point.

    Syracuse closes the weekend at Springfield tomorrow afternoon.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 4 weeks 6 days ago

    No Drouin? No Paquette? No problem.

    SYR-3
    WOR-2 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the OT victory.

    First Period
    WOR Abeltshauser, (1) (Hamilton, Trupp), 7:54 (PP)
    SYR Smith, (1) (Samson), 8:27

    Second Period
    SYR Angelidis, (1) (Paradis), 9:54

    Third Period
    WOR Haley, (4) (Emanuelsson, Carpenter), 18:49

    Overtime
    SYR Nesterov, (1) (Marchessault), 5:08 (PP)

    Nikita Nesterov and Dalton Smith were the game's first and second stars.

    With J.T. Brown and Brett Connolly getting hurt in tonight's Lightning game at Winnipeg, we'll see if a forward like Marchessault or Blunden gets the call for tomorrow's game at Minnesota. The Crunch, for their part, face Portland tomorrow.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The first surge gave the Syracuse Crunch a short-lived lead, but the second sealed the win.

    Syracuse scored 25 seconds apart in the second period and 70 seconds apart in the third, as the Crunch beat the Binghamton Senators, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "When we got on the ice after the goal, we just said 'Hey, we need a good one,'" said Crunch forward Joel Vermin, who finished with a goal and an assist. "It's crucial. Right after a goal, you need a good shift."

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