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  • 50 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch came into the night shorthanded on the blue line.

    The Crunch iced a lineup with just five defensemen after one player was hurt and another had a family issue arise. Syracuse held Rochester to 18 shots on goal, but the Crunch fell to the Americans, 3-2, in overtime in the homer opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “My hat’s off to our D. The five of them were outstanding (in their) second game in two nights,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “It’s very demanding and my hat’s off to them because they hung in there and they did a fantastic job.”

  • 50 weeks 3 days ago

    Ex-Lightning prospect bests new Lightning prospect.

    SYR-2 (OT)

    Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the OT loss in his pro debut.

    First Period
    10:33 RCH Smith (1), (Fedun, Redmond)(PP)
    16:16 SYR Conacher (1),(Thomas, Peca)

    Second Period
    1:49 RCH Criscuolo (1), (Smith, Nelson)

    Third Period
    11:51 SYR Lynch (1), (Stephens, Thomas)

    0:39 RCH Porter (1), (unassisted)

    Cory Conacher and Ben Thomas were the game's second and third stars.

    Ex-Lightning prospect Adam Wilcox helped Rochester overcome a 26-18 shot deficit to pull out the win for the Americans.

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  • 50 weeks 4 days ago

    Syracuse fails to unlock Linus Ullmark.


    Michael Leighton allowed 3 goals on 20 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    18:32 RCH Bailey (1), (Redmond)

    Second Period
    1:06 RCH Moses (1), (Criscuolo, Smith)(PP)

    Third Period
    14:37 RCH Bailey (2), (unassisted)
    17:34 SYR Stephens (1), (Erne, Bodie)

    Syracuse drops their opener despite outshooting Rochester 29-20.

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  • 51 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch cut their deficit to one goal in the third period, but the Utica Comets were quick with their answer.

    The Comets’ Anton Cederholm scored 1:07 after Jason Akeson got the Crunch on the board, as Utica topped Syracuse, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday. The teams split the two-game preseason series.

    For Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx, the weekend showed the work that needs to be done before the regular season opener on Friday.

    “I thought we played a good game last night. We had a lot of energy and today — the last game before we start thinking about real things — and I think we didn’t have good legs. No execution,” Groulx said. “Their team was much better than us. They were skating better. They were moving the puck way better. I thought it was the opposite last night.
    “Overall, (I’m) very happy with training camp. We had a good week and we still have a lot to do. This game showed we still have a lot of work to do.”

  • 51 weeks 3 days ago

    UTICA, N.Y. – Dennis Yan scored twice in the second period to lift the Syracuse Crunch over the Utica Comets, 3-2, in the team's first preseason game tonight at Kennedy Arena.

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  • 1 year 14 weeks ago

    Crunchning Death Star runs aground in Grand Rapids.


    Grand Rapids Wins the Series 4-2

    Mike McKenna allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    14:09 SYR Gourde (8), (Conacher)

    Second Period
    0:18 GR Ford (8), (Nosek)(PP)
    7:51 SYR Taormina (5), (Bournival, Lynch)
    11:50 GR Callahan (6), (Street)
    18:10 SYR Gourde (9), (Masin, Taormina)

    Third Period
    3:50 GR Bertuzzi (9), (Frk, Nosek)
    12:41 GR Frk (5), (Lashoff, Nosek)

    Yanni Gourde was the game's third star.

    It's a painful way for the season to end. The Crunch were 20 minutes away from forcing a somewhat improbable Game Seven encounter before the wheels finally came off. It's been a special team and a special, likely one-off, moment in time for Syracuse. The Crunch are likely to have a youth movement next season, particularly at forward. This veteran laden team will likely move along to the NHL, in a few cases, or to other teams/leagues in quite a few others. The big upside of this run for the Tampa Bay Lightning? In my opinion, it's a lot of quality minutes in pressure situations played by defenseman prospects like Slater Koekkoek, Jake Dotchin, Dominik Masin, and Ben Thomas.

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  • 1 year 15 weeks ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch’s offense set the tone on the first shift.

    Kevin Lynch’s goal 17 seconds in got the Crunch rolling and the team netted five goals before the first intermission, as Syracuse routed the Grand Rapids Griffins, 5-1, in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    The Crunch cut the Griffins’ series lead to 3-2, with Game 6 set for Tuesday in Grand Rapids.

    “That first 17 seconds was unbelievable,” Crunch goalie Mike McKenna said. “We got the puck deep. We got four or five hits — they looked like the Hanson Brothers — and then it’s in the net. What that does for your bench and seeing Kevin’s raw emotion after scoring that goal? It’s huge, for sure. It really sets the tone.”

  • 1 year 15 weeks ago

    Crunchning Death Star destroys one last opponent in the home barn this year.


    Grand Rapids Leads the Series 3-2

    Mike McKenna allowed 1 goal on 37 shots for the victory. That's a quality performance at a moment the team really needed it with their backs against the wall.

    First Period
    0:17 SYR Lynch (3), (Dumont, Bournival)
    4:33 SYR Brodeur (1), (Erne, Walcott)
    14:05 SYR Froese (6), (Gourde, McGinn)
    17:19 SYR Conacher (12), (Thomas, Gourde)(PP)
    19:16 SYR Thomas (5), (Gourde, Conacher)

    Second Period

    Third Period
    5:58 GR Street (8), (Hicketts, Paetsch)

    Yanni Gourde, McKenna, and Cory Conacher were the game's three stars.

    It's not surprising that Syracuse was able to dig deep and have this kind of performance in an elimination, or that Grand Rapids had a slight let down after getting out to a 3-1 series lead. As an aside, this makes those three one goal losses sting all the more. Syracuse finds themselves in the position of being a solid +3 in goal differential in this series despite being down 3-2.

    The bottom line for Syracuse is that if they stay out of the box and play with their best energy, they've still got a shot to win this series. The key is to not fall in the media trap/frame of thinking about "winning two games in Grand Rapids." You have to focus solely on Game Six and proving you can win one game in Grand Rapids. If you do, of course it's possible to pick off the second one. Tuesday's the day we'll see if that question gets answered affirmatively.

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  • 1 year 15 weeks ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch’s late flurry wasn’t enough.

    The Crunch cut their three goal deficit to one in the third period and created chaos in front of the Griffins’ net on a 6-on-4 near the end of regulation, but Jared Coreau finished with 31 saves to lift Grand Rapids over Syracuse, 3-2, in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. It’s the first time the Crunch have lost on home ice this postseason.

    Grand Rapids leads the series 3-1, with Syracuse set to host Game 5 Saturday.

    “We had a good start, then for some reason it seems they took the momentum of the game for 25, 30 minutes, and then we got it back in the third period,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “We had chances. Never quit. Showed a lot of character, but their goalie was good at the end. They blocked many, many shots.

    “I thought we did many good things, but they’re a good team and that’s playoff hockey.”

  • 1 year 15 weeks ago

    Undisciplined, frustrated Crunch on the brink.


    Grand Rapids Leads the Series 3-1

    Mike McKenna allowed 3 goals on 35 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    10:00 GR Street (7), (Callahan, Tangradi)
    17:48 GR Renouf (1), (unassisted)

    Second Period
    10:33 GR Renouf (2), (Tangradi)
    11:45 SYR Gourde (7), (Conacher, McGinn)

    Third Period
    7:29 SYR Bournival (8), (Dumont, Koekkoek)

    Yanni Gourde was the game's three stars.

    What a frustrating spot for the Crunch to be in, falling behind 3-1 in the series with all three losses coming by one goal margins. As with Game One, in particular, a lot of difficulty tonight was the Crunch getting into penalty trouble. That doesn't always kill you directly with goals, but it allows your opponent to build possession and momentum and it chops up your flow and ability to get on track offensively. Now, after dropping their first game of the playoffs at home, the key for Syracuse is to not try to get it all back in a single period. The old cliche of "one game at a time" applies: the mission is to pick off Game Five and extend the series back to Grand Rapids and just give yourselves a chance for the comeback.

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