Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After getting off to a quick start, the Syracuse Crunch offense fizzled.

    The Crunch lost a pair of one-goal leads, and fell in overtime to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. Syracuse, reeling after two straight overtime losses, clings to a two point lead in the East Division.

    "Always when you lose, it's tough," said Crunch forward Ondrej Palat. "We just need to focus for the playoffs. (We have to) be better, finish the season strong."

  • 1 year 4 days ago

    Clinging to the division lead as the finish line nears.

    BRI-3
    SYR-2 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the overtime loss.

    First Period
    SYR Sexton, (9) (Richard, Palat), 2:09
    BRI Campbell, (6) (Donovan), 7:25
    SYR Palat, (13) (Sexton, Taormina), 12:45

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    BRI Niederreiter, (27) (Nilsson, DeFazio), 7:27 (PP)

    Overtime
    BRI Nelson, (24) (Donovan, Wishart), 2:42

    Providence, Springfield, and Binghamton all won tonight, meaning Syracuse lost 1 point worth of ground on the entire field. So, Syracuse is now 4 points back of Providence, 2 back of Springfield, and 2 ahead of Binghamton with all three of those clubs holding a game in hand. Tyler Johnson and Brett Connolly did not play for Syracuse tonight after being sent down to the club today. Their arrival may be critical to the Crunch hanging onto the division title. Rochester is up next tomorrow night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 1 week ago

    Oh so close to getting the 2 points in the final road game of the season.

    SYR-4
    LE-5 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the loss. Yuck.

    First Period
    LE Thomas, (22) (Hishon, Lauridsen), 4:13
    SYR Sexton, (8) (Palat, Richard), 18:28

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (6) (Sustr, Korobov), 10:50 (PP)
    LE Connolly, (9) (Thomas, Beaupre), 14:14
    LE Vincour, (15) (Pock, Sullivan), 18:34 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Sustr, (1) (Korobov, Namestnikov), 2:03 (PP)
    SYR Devos, (6) (Brown, Taormina), 3:26
    LE Vincour, (16) (Hishon, Carey), 9:42

    Overtime
    LE Agozzino, (19) (Walker, Pock), 2:49

    Ondrej Palat got the extremely rare penalty shot in Overtime, but failed to convert against Lake Erie netminder Kent Patterson.

    Congratulations to Andrej Sustr on his first pro point, first pro goal, and first pro multi-point game.

    Tanner Richard got a helper. In related news, water is wet.

    Syracuse is now 3 points back of Providence and 1 points back of Springfield in the conference and 3 points ahead of Binghamton in the division. They head home for a hugely important 5 game homestand to finish the regular season. With Ryan Malone back for Tampa Bay, might Coach Zettler get back one of his star players for the kick at the finish line?

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 1 week ago

    Rob Zettler's first win allows Syracuse to keep pace in the East.

    SYR-2
    HER-1

    Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 20 shots for the big win. Once again, he's eased his season save percentage up to .900.

    First Period
    SYR Cote, (3) (Devos, Hutchings), 10:07

    Second Period
    HER Crabb, (2) (Taffe, Schmidt), 19:05

    Third Period
    SYR Palat, (12) (Richard, Sexton), 3:50

    Ondrej Palat and J.P. Cote were the game's first and second stars.

    Congratulations to Tanner Richard on his first professional point. Naturally, it was an assist. Luke Witkowski made his professional debut in the game.

    This is how Syracuse has to scratch out wins with their finishers called up to Tampa Bay. It's got to be low scoring games and finding a way to get key goals at key times. Providence and Springfield won tonight, and Binghamton is going down late to Norfolk. If that holds, that will leave Syracuse 2 points behind Providence for tops in the East and 2 points clear of Binghamton for the East Division lead. Syracuse's last road game of the regular season is Tuesday against Lake Erie. They'll end with 5 straight at home, which might be edge they need to take the top spot in the East.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 1 week ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Rob Zettler kept his attention on the task at hand.

    The Syracuse Crunch coach, despite hearing his team had clinched a playoff spot with a pair of Eastern Conference teams losing, focused on his team's comeback attempt late in the third period. But the 3-1 deficit turned to 4-1 with an empty-netter, and the Hershey Bears provided the rain for the Crunch clinching party at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday night.

    "We're in, but it didn't feel very good," Zettler said.

  • 1 year 1 week ago

    Still seeking win one under Zettler.

    HER-4
    SYR-1

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Kane, (14) (Orlov, Wellman), 9:18
    SYR Jacques, (6) (Angelidis), 17:08

    Second Period
    HER Kundratek, (14) (Potulny, Kane), 19:21

    Third Period
    HER LeBlanc, (10) , 10:06
    HER Kundratek, (15) , 19:51 (EN)

    Time is slipping away for the Crunch to regain their footing. They will end the night 2 points out of the top spot in the Eastern Conference and tied inside their division. They have a rematch with Hershey in Hershey tomorrow night, which starts a 2 game road trip that will be the final roadie of the regular season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 2 weeks ago

    Crunch only get 1 point out of a Norfolk weekend. Bad.

    SYR-0
    NOR-2

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 27 shots for the loss. Hard to get mad at him when he got zero goal support. Former JYP mate (and really good player) Sami Vatanen with the dagger, too.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Vatanen, (8) (Wilson, Smith-Pelly), 7:21

    Third Period
    NOR Mitchell, (10) (Smith-Pelly, Wilson), 4:52

    Syracuse did outshoot Norfolk 41-27, but they're missing their best finishers with so many callups to Tampa Bay. They have to be hoping/wishing/praying for someone like Lecavalier to come off the IR quickly.

    It's now a 4-way tie atop the Eastern Conference with Springfield, Providence, Syracuse, and Binghamton all tied at 87 points. Providence holds 1 game in hand on the Crunch and Springfield holds 2.

    8 games remain in the regular season. 6 of those 8 contests are in Syracuse starting with a matchup against Hershey on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 2 weeks ago

    Third Period collapse in Norfolk.

    SYR-4
    NOR-5 (OT)

    Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 30 shots for the loss. So much for getting over the .900 save percentage line. No wonder the Lightning are rumored to be trying to sweet talk Bratislava into letting Jaroslav Janus come back.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (27) (Jacques), 3:51
    SYR Neilson, (1) (Gauthier, Wyman), 17:07
    NOR Maroon, (19) (Bonis, McMillan), 19:46

    Second Period
    SYR Hutchings, (3) (Cote, Namestnikov), 18:59

    Third Period
    SYR Sexton, (7) (Brown, Wyman), 0:10
    NOR Smith-Pelly, (11) (McMillan), 0:50
    NOR Wagner, (7) (Pelley), 2:46
    NOR Maroon, (20) (Guenin, Vatanen), 8:49 (PP)

    Overtime
    NOR Maroon, (21) (Sarault, Vatanen), 1:41 (PP)

    I've said it many times, a 3 goal lead in the final frame in pro hockey is supposed to be a death sentence. When you cough up a lead like that, it lingers like a bad stench for a while. When you cheat the reaper like Norfolk did, it can propel you.

    The news is bad with Bingo and Providence winning tonight. The Crunch now are tied with the Bruins and tied in points (and in their division) with Binghamton. Rematch with Norfolk tomorrow night. 9 games are left in the regular season, and every single precious point matters now.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 2 weeks ago

    Famine in Zettler's debut.

    SYR-0
    RCH-1

    Riku Helenius allowed 1 goal on 14 shots for the loss. That's his second 1-0 loss in recent weeks, I believe. That just stinks for a goaltender.

    First Period
    RCH Schofield, (7) (Girgensons, Biega), 19:18

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Zettler is being assisted by Martin Raymond and ex-video coach Brian Garlock. Brian Lee made his debut for the Crunch after being sent through waivers by the Lightning. Syracuse actually outshot Rochester 38-14 in the contest.

    Syracuse now heads to Norfolk for a 2 game set on Friday and Saturday. They hold a scant 1 point lead on Providence in the conference with 10 games left in the regular season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 3 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    One night after being shutout, the Syracuse Crunch were glad to be right back on the ice.

    The Crunch jumped out to a two-goal lead in the first period, added another in the second, and held on for a 3-1 win over the Albany Devils at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday night.

    With the win, Syracuse paces the league with 86 points, two ahead of Binghamton for the Eastern Conference lead and one ahead of Texas in the Western Conference.

    "We weren't going to let what happened last night happen tonight," said Syracuse forward Dan Sexton. "That's what makes good teams good -- they respond and they don't lose two in a row."

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