Admirals Game Results

  • 48 weeks 1 day ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored five times in the third period to shock the Syracuse Crunch, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday.

    The Penguins scored twice on the power play in the final frame, and finished 3-for-9 with the man-advantage.

    "I just thought we were really sloppy in the third overall from a discipline point of view," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler. "We weren't stopping on pucks, we were circling around. It wasn't fun to watch the third."

  • 48 weeks 1 day ago

    Much like the big club, the Crunch have a Third Period collapse against the Pens.

    WBS-6
    SYR-3

    Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Kostopoulos, (1) (Drazenovic, Harrington), 17:28 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (1) (Taormina, Nesterov), 10:49 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (1) (Rankin), 14:39 (SH)

    Third Period
    WBS Kostopoulos, (2) (Mikkelson, Drazenovic), 0:55 (PP)
    WBS Drazenovic, (1) (Conner, Mikkelson), 4:04 (PP)
    WBS Megna, (1) (Ebbett), 8:48 (SH)
    SYR Taormina, (1) (Walker, Richard), 10:26
    WBS Zolnierczyk, (3) (Sill, Despres), 14:20
    WBS Uher, (1) (Deslauriers), 18:34 (EN)

    Eric Neilson and Mike Angelidis were the game's first and second stars. Things got out of hand in the Third Period (obviously) after Cedric Paquette (who also got his first professional goal in the game) took a Game Misconduct for boarding that led to a pair of Penguins goals that helped flip the outcome.

    Syracuse is off until Friday when they'll face Binghamton.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 48 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse scored four times with the man-advantage and Nikita Kucherov registered a hat trick, leading the Crunch past the Rochester Americans, 5-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "He was special tonight," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler of Kucherov. "He made some really heady plays, just a smart player. He thinks the game and he's got skill. He makes plays happen."

    The Crunch scored three power play goals in the second period of their home opener, and added another 24 seconds into the third.

  • 48 weeks 2 days ago

    Syracuse's home opener takes on a distinctly Russian (and Belarusian) flavor.

    RCH-1
    SYR-5

    Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 18 shots for the victory. Life is good when your team gives you 5 goals of support and only allows a paltry 8 shots the first 40 minutes of the game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Brown, (1) (Nesterov, Namestnikov), 4:31 (PP)
    SYR Sergeev, (1) (Connolly), 6:18 (PP)
    SYR Kucherov, (1) (Namestnikov, Taormina), 16:48 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Kucherov, (2) (Nesterov, Taormina), 0:24 (PP)
    RCH Tardif, (1) (Varone, McNabb), 5:30 (PP)
    SYR Kucherov, (3) (Nesterov, Brown), 12:56

    Nikita Nesterov, J.T. Brown, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars. Bold choice by the Syracuse media not giving a nod to Nikita Kucherov, who introduced himself to the home fans with a hat trick.

    For their part, the Russian/Belarussian trio of Nesterov, Sergeev, and Korobov (AKA the mythical 70's R&B cover band known as Eastern European Soul) got huge marks in the game. Nesterov had assists in triplicate and was +1 while Artem Sergeev scored his first professional goal, and Dmitry Korobov got himself involved in one of the big physical dust ups late in the game and earned the third star selection. That's a heck of a positive sign for the Crunch as these guys need to step up this year for Syracuse to continue the momentum they had last season as an elite level AHL club.

    Rochester goaltender Matt Hackett got 16 penalty minutes in the game, including a roughing call, diving call, and unsportsmanlike call (all minors) in three separate incidents in the Second Period that he chased down with a 10 Misconduct and a Game Misconduct late in the Third Period. You don't often see an unglued mess like that between the pipes. Treasure the memory, Crunch fans.

    Syracuse gets Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tomorrow at home.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 49 weeks 2 days ago

    Crunch waste a chance to get 2 points.

    SYR-3
    BNG-4 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 39 shots for the OT loss. I confess to being a Riku Helenius man, if you're asking me who'd I'd like to see win the goaltending competition in Syracuse.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Tyrell, (1) (Korobov, Rankin), 1:24
    BNG Grant, (1) , 3:35 (SH)
    SYR Tyrell, (2) , 15:41 (SH)
    SYR Rankin, (1) (Angelidis), 18:58

    Third Period
    BNG Cowick, (1) (Ceci), 6:42
    BNG Zibanejad, (1) (Wideman), 9:13 (PP)

    Overtime
    BNG Ceci, (1) (Petersson), 2:13

    Dana Tyrell was the game's second star, leading an excellent effort by some of the veteran guys. The team also got excellent physical contributions from guys like Philippe Paradis, as well. It won't take long for the younger guys to adjust and start chipping in, too. As it is, though, it still hurts to squander a 2 goal lead in the final frame. Syracuse gets a week to stew on it until their home opener against Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 50 weeks 1 day ago

    Syracuse finishes the preseason up.

    SYR-2
    STJ-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss, but was also named the game's third star in defeat.

    Nikita Nesterov had a shorthanded goal for the Crunch and added a helper in the contest. Cedric Paquette got the Crunch's second goal, deflecting a Nesterov point shot on the power play.

    Syracuse will get an influx of 8 players from Tampa Bay, including veteran Dana Tyrell and ex-first rounder Brett Connolly. They'll have a week of practice before opening their season Saturday in Binghamton against the Senators.

    Game recap from Stjohnsicecaps.com.

  • 50 weeks 2 days ago

    Odd numbered seasons suit Riku.

    SYR-1
    STJ-0

    Riku Helenius stopped all 27 shots he faced for the victory.

    Geoff Walker scored on the power play for the lone goal of the match.

    Game recap from Syracusecrunch.com.

  • 50 weeks 4 days ago

    Dump truck!

    SYR-5
    STJ-2

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 21 shots after spelling Cedrick Desjardins, who was flawless in the opening half of the game.

    Syracuse got a pair of goals by Cedric Paquette (aka Dump Truck), and goals by Luke Witkowski, Tanner Richard, and Vladislav Namestnikov.

    The teams will square off again Saturday night.

    Game recap from Syracusecrunch.com.

  • 1 year 12 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    As Syracuse Crunch captain Mike Angelidis paused, cheers could still be heard from the ice.

    After beating the Syracuse Crunch 5-2 in Game 6 of the American Hockey League finals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Tuesday, each member of the Grand Rapids Griffins took their turn hoisting the Calder Cup.

    "It's tough, it's really tough," Angelidis said. "You compete that long in the season. It kills you."

    Despite becoming the first team in league history to win back-to-back road elimination games after going down 3-0 in the series, the end result was hard to take.

    "You're just disappointed, you're upset," said Angelidis, one of almost a dozen players who won the cup last year with the Norfolk Admirals. "When we don't win the Calder Cup, it's a failure for us. We lost. There's nothing good about this. We have to learn from this, I guess. We know what it takes to win every night, we just fell a little short."

    Crunch defenseman Jean-Philippe Cote described the feeling as "devastating."

    "This is what we play for…It's hard," he said. "Yes, you have to keep your head up, you made it that far, but it's a disappointment."

  • 1 year 12 weeks ago

    All good things...

    GR-5
    SYR-2

    Grand Rapids Wins the Series 4-2
    Grand Rapids Wins the Calder Cup

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 23 shots in a game that encapsulated the Finals for Desjardins. Brilliant at times, he allowed a goal through him on the eventual game winner by Evans that he surely wishes he had back. It will be interesting to see how Julien BriseBois retools between the pipes for next season, because you can make the argument the difference between Desjardins and Mrazek was, in large part, the difference between champion and runner-up.

    First Period
    SYR Panik, (9) (Taormina, Palat), 17:15

    Second Period
    GR Callahan, (6) (Ferraro, Grant), 2:23
    GR Tatar, (15) (Nyquist, Ferraro), 12:41 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Sustr, (2) (Namestnikov, Devos), 5:14
    GR Evans, (2) (Callahan, Sheahan), 9:54
    GR Tatar, (16) (Andersson, Nyquist), 19:11 (EN/PP)
    GR Andersson, (3) (Glendening), 19:54 (EN)

    I think Lightning fans everywhere, even with the bitterness of this defeat, need to start by saying, "thank you" to this group of players. The team we've referred to as "SyraNo" on this site, which won a championship in Norfolk last year and almost did again this year with Syracuse has been one of the best groups of players ever to take the ice together in the AHL. A lot of these guys, like Radko Gudas who returned tonight from injury, are ticketed for the NHL next year. Others, some of the really veteran guys, may move on in the offseason. So, this group of guys will never be together again, but we should tip our hat to them for two years of sustained brilliance the likes of which we're unlikely to see again anytime soon.

    As for the young prospects who will likely return to Syracuse next season, I found myself highly impressed with Vladislav Namestnikov and Andrej Sustr, both of whom got stronger as the playoffs wore on. Namestnikov is a legit threat to be an AHL All-Star next season, if not more, with his wizardry with the puck and Sustr is something rare and interesting in pro hockey. You have to put aside the fact Andrej is 6'8", because he refuses to play to type. He's not a bone crunching stay-at-homer, and there's a lot of times he looks like a forward with his ability to read the play offensively and jump into the action. His feed to Tyler Johnson in the slot in the Third Period tonight was an incredible bit of vision that I think stunned TJ a bit, and darned near got Syracuse the key goal they needed in the final frame. That's after he tied the game once in the final period with an absolute bullet from the point. These two guys will be fun to watch develop next season.

    Ondrej Palat finishes the playoffs as the AHL leader in postseason scoring. Well done, Mr. Palat.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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