Admirals Game Results

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Down by three midway through the third period, Syracuse Crunch head coach Rob Zettler believed his team deserved better.

    Syracuse was outshooting Utica and had more quality scoring opportunities, but the Comets still had the advantage on the scoreboard.

    "I just thought we had control of the game, but they were winning," Zettler said.

    The Crunch's fortunes turned around quickly.

    Syracuse tied the score with three goals in the final 1:39 of regulation -- each time with the goalie pulled -- and Brett Connolly scored 2:36 into overtime, as the Crunch stunned the Comets, 6-5, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

  • 2 weeks 1 day ago

    Never say die.

    UTI-5
    SYR-6 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the OT win. The goal support came late, but whenever it comes it's always a beautiful thing.

    First Period
    SYR Paradis, (5) (Namestnikov, Mormina), 7:16
    UTI O'Reilly, (4) , 12:26 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (5) (Korobov, DiSalvatore), 16:44 (PP)

    Second Period
    UTI Friesen, (5) (Lain), 11:39
    UTI Friesen, (6) (Biega, Welsh), 18:27 (PP)

    Third Period
    UTI Kennedy, (1) (O'Reilly), 9:44
    UTI Welsh, (5) (Friesen, Sauve), 10:49
    SYR Namestnikov, (18) (Paradis, Paquette), 18:21
    SYR Marchessault, (18) (Connolly, Gourde), 18:52 (SH)
    SYR Marchessault, (19) (Paquette, Angelidis), 19:07 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (19) (Korobov, Namestnikov), 2:36

    Jonathan Marchessault, Philippe Paradis, and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's three stars.

    You could watch 76 AHL games a year for the rest of your life and not see what happened tonight again. In pro hockey, having a 3 goal deficit at anytime in the Third Period should be a death sentence. Having it with less than 3 minutes left in the Third Period should absolutely be a death sentence. Having it with less than 3 minutes and having a man in the box for most of that time really, really should be a death sentence. The Syracuse Crunch scored 3 straight extra attacker goals late in the Third Period tonight to force Overtime. Two of those goals were technically shorthanded. Coach Gordon Bombay just called from Hollywood and even he thinks the plot tonight was implausible and ludicrous. That is not supposed to happen. Ever. There must not be a rock big or heavy enough for Utica to crawl under right now, because Syracuse bent the laws of time and space to find a way to win that game tonight. Wow.

    With the win, Syracuse moves to 1 game under .500 with 6 left to play. After winning tonight the way they did, who in their right mind would bet against them to get on the right side of .500 before the year's complete?

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago

    20 goals and counting for the Dump Truck.

    ALB-1
    SYR-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis had a light workload, stopping 16 of 17 for the victory to get back on track.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    ALB Pesonen, (13) (Urbom, Wedgewood), 11:30 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (20) (Erne, Gourde), 17:58

    Third Period
    SYR Rankin, (14) (Sergeev), 8:21

    Evan Rankin, Cedric Paquette, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars. Tonight's goal puts Dump Truck at 20 in his rookie campaign. To put that accomplishment in perspective, here's three recent Lightning prospects who didn't make it to 20 goals as a rookie at the AHL level: Ondrej Palat, Richard Panik, and J.T. Brown. So, ponder that for a moment, and be impressed at what Paquette has accomplished in his first year of professional hockey.

    Also, Adam Erne and Joel Vermin made their AHL debuts tonight with Erne getting his first point in the league by assisting on Paquette's goal.

    Syracuse climbs back to 2 games under .500 for the season. I still contend a solid goal for the Crunch should be to get over .500 for the year, which will set the tone for a solid season next year.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Two new faces were in the Syracuse Crunch's starting lineup Friday.

    Centered by Cedric Paquette, wingers Adam Erne and Joel Vermin were able to get the first-game jitters out of the way during the opening puck drop. Once they got their feet underneath them, they showed how effective they could be.

    "It's always good to get the butterflies out of the way early and get going with the game," Erne said.

    Vermin created multiple scoring opportunities in his Crunch debut and Adam Erne registered an assist in his first professional game, as Syracuse topped the Albany Devils, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

  • 2 weeks 4 days ago

    Points streak goes up in flames in Rochester.

    SYR-2
    RCH-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Cedrick Desjardins, who allowed 1 on 11 shots the rest of the way. In Gudlevskis' defense, Syracuse's defense was not sharp tonight.

    First Period
    RCH Irwin, (4) (Varone, Petrecki), 2:48
    RCH Catenacci, (8) (Porter, Armia), 15:43
    RCH Irwin, (5) , 17:02

    Second Period
    RCH Catenacci, (9) (Armia, Makarov), 3:17
    SYR Paquette, (19) (Nesterov, Connolly), 19:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    RCH Roy, (7) (Grigorenko, Sundher), 3:32
    SYR Korobov, (3) (Paradis), 16:36

    Fortunately, Syracuse is about to enter ATO season with Joel Vermin and Adam Erne already in the fold (although they have yet to make their debuts) and Henri Ikonen likely on the way. Vermin and Ikonen, in particular, will be counted on to help turn things around for the Crunch next season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite falling in a shootout, the Syracuse Crunch took plenty of positives out of the past week.

    The 4-3 shootout loss to the Binghamton Senators at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday snapped the team's three-game win streak, but the Crunch still have points in four straight.

    For Syracuse coach Rob Zettler, it was more about the way his team played.

    "I thought our team learned how to play this week," he said. "I thought we were in peoples' faces all week, we played hard, we stuck up for each other. We did a lot of really good things -- offensively and defensively. Tonight we just came out on the wrong end of it."

  • 3 weeks 1 day ago

    Winning streak snapped. Point streak continues.

    BNG-4
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots before allowing 1 of 4 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss.

    First Period
    BNG Grant, (8) , 9:13
    SYR Marchessault, (17) (Connolly, Sustr), 18:13

    Second Period
    SYR Nesterov, (4) (Connolly, Angelidis), 14:39 (PP)
    BNG Pageau, (17) (Grant, Wideman), 19:19 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Walker, (6) (Gourde, Korobov), 9:32 (PP)
    BNG Grant, (8) (Puempel, Claesson), 14:46

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    BNG- Schneider
    SYR- NONE

    Cedric Paquette was the game's third star.

    Binghamton's the top team in the East Division, and Syracuse gave them all they could handle tonight. That's what I want to see right now. Even if this club won't make the postseason, I want to see them competitive with playoff caliber teams, and they've looked that way over the past 4 games.

    Interesting to note: Brett Connolly has had multi-point nights in 5 of his last 11 games, and he has 5 goals and 14 points over that span. He's another guy, like Sustr, who could give Jon Cooper some options once he goes up top to Tampa Bay when Syracuse's season is over. Considering the way the Lightning occasionally have looked like they're running on fumes, they have to at least ponder what someone from Syracuse (or anywhere else, for that matter) could do to inject a little energy into their lineup.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 weeks 2 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."

  • 3 weeks 2 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.

  • 3 weeks 4 days 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."

Syndicate content