Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 7 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch rallied in the second period, but their shootout struggles continued in a battle of the top teams in the North Division.

    The Crunch got a pair of goals from unlikely sources to tie the score in the middle frame but couldn’t find the game-winner in the third period, overtime or shootout, as Syracuse fell to Toronto, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday. The Crunch have 80 points, one point behind the Marlies.

    “I think they came out strong again,” Crunch captain Erik Condra said. “We pushed back and came back on a pretty good team and got a point out of it.”

  • 1 year 7 weeks ago

    Crunch lose a key divisional point in the Shootout.

    TOR-3
    SYR-2 (SO)

    Mike McKenna allowed 2 goals on 33 shots before conceding to 1 of 2 in the penalty shot session for the loss in the Shootout. McKenna is finally settling into Syracuse nicely, as he's now starting to regularly put in quality starts.

    First Period
    7:41 TOR Griffith (9), (O'Reilly, Rychel)(PP)
    16:21 TOR Leipsic (14), (Moore)

    Second Period
    12:16 SYR Thomas (3), (Condra, Masin)
    15:20 SYR Racine (1), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    TOR- Griffith
    SYR- NONE

    Mike McKenna and Ben Thomas were the game's first and second stars. Thomas continues a very respectable rookie season where he's compiled 19 points in 64 games. It's not a staggering stat line, but for a guy who came into the club with some middling numbers (and that's being kind) out of junior, he's really set himself nicely as one to watch the next couple of seasons.

    Toronto pulls 1 point ahead of Syracuse in the North Division by virtue of the extra point in the penalty shot session.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 7 weeks ago

    Roller coaster goes back up.

    SYR-6
    BNG-1

    Mike McKenna allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the win, making that 2 quality starts in his last 3 outings, by my count. Getting better.

    First Period
    7:06 BNG Akeson (19), (White, Nehring)(PP)

    Second Period
    1:02 SYR Peca (11), (Taormina, Thomas)
    2:22 SYR Kurtz (4), (Taormina)
    15:31 SYR Bournival (7), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    0:31 SYR Condra (13), (Brodeur, Koekkoek)
    10:07 SYR Lynch (4), (Brodeur, Koekkoek)
    19:17 SYR Hajek (1), (Richard)

    Matt Taormina, Slater Koekkoek, and Mathieu Broduer were the game's three stars, as the Crunch D showed out tonight. That included Libor Hajek notching his first pro goal, as well.

    Syracuse moves back into a tie with the Toronto Marlies at 79 points atop the North Division, with Toronto holding a 4 game lead in ROW for the tiebreaker.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 8 weeks ago

    Crunch make good on the previous night's defeat.

    UTI-1
    SYR-5

    Mike McKenna allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory. I think that might be his first quality start in a Crunch uniform.

    First Period
    10:27 UTI Zalewski (5), (Billins, Pelletier)
    11:56 SYR Conacher (15), (Bournival, Peca)

    Second Period
    12:30 SYR Ikonen (4), (Comrie, Thomas)(PP)

    Third Period
    4:57 SYR Kurtz (3), (Peca, Condra)
    8:44 SYR Froese (27), (Taormina, Conacher)(PP)
    13:26 SYR Conacher (16), (McGinn)

    Cory Conacher, Matthew Peca, and Henri Ikonen were the game's three stars. A rare Henri Ikonen sighting.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 8 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch answered quickly and kept plugging away.

    The Crunch netted the equalizer 89 seconds after the Comets opened the scoring and went on to score five unanswered goals, as Syracuse routed rival Utica, 5-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “We thought we had a solid effort from the first to last minute,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “It was unfortunate that they took the lead, but we were able to answer back quickly. That gave us confidence for the rest of the game.”

  • 1 year 8 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Libor Hajek hopped over the boards for the first shift roughly 1:20 into the game.

    The 19-year-old defenseman described the feeling simply. “Just nervous. That’s it.”

    The Tampa Bay Lightning’s 2016 second round draft pick made his pro debut with the Crunch, but Syracuse was outmatched by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 5-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    “Libor was good. I like the way he skated,” Crunch head coach Benoit Groulx said. “Tough night for him. It’s tough to start your career in a game like this. Overall, I thought he did some good things.”

  • 1 year 8 weeks ago

    Crunch crushed by class of the conference.

    WBS-5
    SYR-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis surrendered 3 goals on 7 shots for the loss before being pulled for Mike McKenna who allowed 2 on 25 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    5:22 WBS Di Pauli (2), (Dea, Pouliot)
    10:54 WBS Porter (11), (Aston-Reese, Goers)
    14:16 WBS Aston-Reese (2), (Porter)
    15:19 SYR Bournival (6), (Conacher)(SH)

    Second Period
    1:09 WBS Goers (4), (unassisted)

    Third Period
    1:34 WBS Simon (13), (Haggerty, Prow)

    Michael Bournival was the game's third star.

    Tonight showed just how far Syracuse is from being a serious contender in the Eastern Conference with a slim number of regular season games to get well. Getting some players back from Tampa Bay would be helpful, but there's still way too much inconsistency from the players who stay behind in Syracuse.

    Syracuse is tied atop the North Division at 75 points with Toronto and hold a game in hand on the Marlies. Nobody seems to really want to win this division. The Crunch keep teetering at the top of the table playing around .500 hockey recently, but nobody seems to want to seize the opportunity to overtake them.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 8 weeks ago

    KHL Western Conference Finals
    (2)St. Petersburg 5 vs. (4)Yaroslavl 4 (OT)
    St. Petersburg Leads the Series 1-0
    Nikita Gusev, St. Petersburg, 1-1-2, +2, 0 PIM, 4 SOG
    Playoff totals: 9 GP, 4-6-10, +2, 2 PIM
    Regular season totals: 57 GP, 24-47-71, +33, 8 PIM

    SKA overcame a 2 goal Third Period deficit with a comeback that included a tying goal with 10 seconds left in regulation to post a 5-4 Game One OT triumph over Yaroslavl in the KHL Western Conference Finals. Nikita Gusev scored the first goal of the comeback of the power play and then setup the game winner in Overtime. He played 18:51 in the match. Linemate Vadim Shipachyov had assists in triplicate for SKA in the win.

  • 1 year 9 weeks ago

    Peca delivers critical divisional victory for Syracuse.

    ALB-1
    SYR-2 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed just 1 goal on 42 shots for the victory, helping the Crunch overcome a 42-28 shot disparity. Since the trade deadline, Gudlevskis has suddenly been locked in while veteran Mike McKenna has struggled, begging the question of who will really be the team's number one goaltender heading into the playoffs.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    2:10 SYR Peca (9), (Bournival, Condra)
    17:09 ALB Gibbons (13), (Stollery, Helgeson)

    Overtime
    1:13 SYR Peca (10), (Taormina, McGinn)(PP)

    Gudlevskis, Matthew Peca, and Slater Koekkoek were the game's three stars.

    With the victory, the Crunch move out to a 3 point lead in the North Division over Albany with the Devils now holding a game in hand.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 9 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    With the Albany Devils nipping at their heels in the standings, the Syracuse Crunch found a way to pull out a win.

    Kristers Gudlevskis recorded 41 saves and Matthew Peca netted his second goal of the night in overtime, as the Crunch outlasted the Devils, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    For Syracuse head coach Benoit Groulx, the game showed his players could get two points even if they weren’t at their best.

    “We were a vulnerable team tonight, playing our ninth game in 16 days with traveling in the middle of that and playing against a rested team,” Groulx said. “I thought our goalie was phenomenal. He allowed us to stay in that game, obviously. They were skating better than us. They were first on pucks. They were the best team on the ice tonight, but we found a way.”

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