Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 20 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 20 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 21 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."

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago

    Still hanging onto first place.

    ALB-1
    SYR-3

    Riku Helenius allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the victory. He came within 54 seconds of a shutout before Albany's power play goal. Still, with the effort tonight, Helenius has finally managed to get his save percentage back to .900 for the season. He had a good February and is having a good March, which the Lightning have to hope leads to a good Option B for Syracuse come playoff time.

    First Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (5) (Gauthier, Jacques), 13:39
    SYR Sexton, (6) (Wyman), 14:25

    Second Period
    SYR Brown, (10) (Wyman, Sexton), 14:00

    Third Period
    ALB Anderson, (13) (Whitney, Gelinas), 19:06 (PP)

    Dan Sexton, Vladislav Namestnikov, and Helenius were the game's three stars. Namestnikov's strong play in March also has to have the Lightning extremely happy. We at the website can't wait to see him and Nikita Kucherov lined up together, which could happen this season depending on how the QMJHL playoffs go.

    With Providence going down to Worcester, Syracuse holds a 2 point lead on Binghamton for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Springfield and Providence lag by 3 points. Syracuse gets Rochester next on Wednesday, and with just 11 games left in the regular season every point matters from here on out, as it could be the difference between being 1 seed or a 4 seed.

    6 of Syracuse's remaining 11 games are at home, including a nice 5 game homestand to close out the regular season. Also, 6 of the 11 games are against teams that currently would not make the playoffs, although the team they have the most games left with, ironically Norfolk, is just 2 points out of 8th in the East.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Even with a familiar face in the opposition's net, the Syracuse Crunch tried to focus on the two points up for grabs.

    Former teammate Dustin Tokarski stole the show, turning away 40 shots between the pipes for the Hamilton Bulldogs to hand the Crunch a 1-0 loss at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday night.

    "It's the same two points," said Crunch goaltender Riku Helenius. "Obviously, I wanted to win today, but it didn't happen…Even when you play against your friends, it doesn't change things."

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago

    Tic's revenge.

    HAM-1
    SYR-0

    Riku Helenius allowed 1 goal on 26 shots to take the loss in a classic goaltending duel against ex-tandem mate Dustin Tokarski. Tokarski stopped all 40 shots he faced for the sweet revenge against Syracuse.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    HAM Belzile, (1) (Bournival, Stejskal), 10:10

    Helenius was the game's third star. Tokarski, of course, got top star billing.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It was all about the letter D for the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night.

    The defense held the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to nine shots in the first forty minutes, Philip-Michael Devos scored the lone goal and Cedrick Desjardins pitched a 20-save shutout, leading the Crunch to a 1-0 victory at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

    Syracuse has registered a point in its last five games, and paces the American Hockey League with 84 points.

    "Every night there's someone different that's the hero," Desjardins said. "Tonight, everyone stepped in."

  • 1 year 21 weeks ago

    Still riding in first place.

    WBS-0
    SYR-1

    Cedrick Desjardins stopped all 20 shots he faced for the shutout victory. With Anders Lindback possibly being hurt tonight in Toronto, we'll see if Cedrick hops a plane back to join the Lightning.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Devos, (5) (Gauthier, Taormina), 2:01

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Philip-Michael Devos, Desjardins, and J.P. Cote were the game's three stars.

    Syracuse expands their Eastern Conference lead to 3 points over the Providence Bruins with Providence holding 1 game in hand. They'll also move 1 point ahead of the Texas Stars for the best record in the league, as well. They draw Hamilton next on Friday with 13 games remaining in the regular season. It's going to be a nail biter for Syracuse as they chase the conference crown.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 22 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With five of its top 10 scorers out of the lineup, the Syracuse Crunch still made due.

    Brett Connolly registered a pair of goals and assists and 12 Crunch players showed up on the scoresheet -- including four with multiple points -- as Syracuse routed the Albany Devils, 6-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday night.

    "It's one of those nights, everything was going well and we got a little lucky," Connolly said.

    The league-leading Crunch, who had AHL points leader Tyler Johnson called up earlier in the week, have registered a point in four straight games.

  • 1 year 22 weeks ago

    Jon Cooper? Still Jedi.

    ALB-2
    SYR-6

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 30 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (25) (Namestnikov, Devos), 6:08
    SYR Cote, (2) (Angelidis, Nightingale), 6:38
    SYR Panik, (22) (Connolly, Sexton), 10:38 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Brown, (9) (Angelidis, Mikkelson), 7:22
    SYR Devos, (4) (Connolly, Namestnikov), 9:11
    SYR Connolly, (26) (Barberio, Oberg), 9:57 (PP)

    Third Period
    ALB Kelly, (2) (Wohlberg), 8:00
    ALB Whitney, (22) (Zalewski, Anderson), 12:38

    Brett Connolly, Vladislav Namestnikov, and J.P Cote were the game's three stars.

    With Tyler Johnson up in Tampa, Connolly becomes the Crunch's hope for hardware and plaudits. He currently sits in 3rd in the league in scoring, 4 points back of Grand Rapids' Gustav Nyquist. His 26 goals are also now tied for 5th is the AHL.

    Vladdy Namestnikov continuing to play well continues to bode very well for the future.

    As good a coaching job as Jon Cooper did last season, if he wins the Eastern Conference and even manages to post the best record in the AHL this season, it'll be an even more amazing job. It's hard to believe that with half of his team's core torturing the Carolina Hurricanes in Tampa, Cooper's team still managed to fly out to a 6-0 lead in Albany. He's a special coach. I can't say anything more and still do it justice.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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