Admirals Game Results

  • 5 weeks 2 days ago

    The Gourde and Richard Show rolls on.

    SYR-3
    ALB-2 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 22 shots and stopped 2 of 3 in the penalty shot session for the SO win.

    First Period
    ALB Timmins, (5) (Thompson), 1:06
    SYR Gourde, (3) , 4:49

    Second Period
    SYR Vermin, (4) (Dotchin, Marchessault), 2:52

    Third Period
    ALB Sestito, (3) (Scarlett), 2:44

    Overtime
    NONE

    Shootout
    SYR- Gourde, Richard
    ALB- Thompson

    Joel Vermin and Tanner Richard were the game's first and third stars. After posting just 1 point in 8 games in the month of October, Yanni Gourde had 3 goals and 6 points in 5 games in November. Richard, who faced the same futility at the scoresheet in October, has 2 goals and 5 points in 5 games this month, and obviously had the shootout winner tonight.

    I also remain pleasantly surprised by the production of some of the Lightning's middle-tier rookie blueliners. Both Dylan Blujus and Jake Dotchin continue to hover around a half a point a game and are on the plus side of the ledger for the year.

    With the win, Syracuse climbs into 8th place in the Eastern Conference, just 2 points back of division leaders Hartford and Bridgeport. Syracuse faces Hershey next on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago

    Comeback Crunch craft a point.

    SYR-4
    WBS-5 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. Patience is the word of the hour with Vasya. Patience. It'll come.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Smith, (5) (Cote, Blujus), 2:06
    WBS Megna, (5) (Ebbett, Bennett), 4:25
    SYR Richard, (2) (Gourde, Blujus), 12:24
    WBS Chorney, (2) (Bennett, Rust), 16:11 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Pouliot, (2) (Bennett, Ebbett), 0:57 (PP)
    WBS Megna, (6) (Bennett, Dumoulin), 5:04
    SYR Richard, (3) (Gourde, Nesterov), 12:07
    SYR Smith, (6) (Nesterov, Marchessault), 17:41 (PP)

    Overtime
    WBS Dea, (4) (Dumoulin, Pouliot), 3:21

    Syracuse had a strong 2 goal comeback in the Third Period to steal a point on the road, keyed by the play of Dalton Smith and Tanner Richard. Richard has 2 goals and 4 points in the last 2 games, and Smith has 4 goals over the same span to take the Syracuse team lead in goals. People forget Smith is a former 2nd round, 34th overall pick. He has always had some power forward potential and upside greater than that of just a lumberjack.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After allowing a pair of power play goals in the first 16 minutes, the Syracuse Crunch searched for momentum.

    A big fight at the end of the first period, a penalty shot at the beginning of the second and line juggling provided sparks that were quickly snuffed out.

    But after Syracuse netted two goals in the first five minutes of the third, the Crunch came alive. Syracuse scored four unanswered goals in the final frame to stun the Norfolk Admirals, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "There were times during the game, like after the (Jonathan) Marchessault goal and after the (Eric) Neilson fight, like we had the momentum, but we let it slip away," said Crunch forward Dalton Smith, who finished with a pair of goals. "That third (period), we didn't let it slip away."

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago

    Turning point of the early season?

    NOR-4
    SYR-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the win. He wasn't good, and gave up a couple of questionable goals. But, the Crunch had his back in the Third Period tonight.

    First Period
    NOR Theodore, (2) (Wagner, Sarault), 5:47 (PP)
    NOR Theodore, (3) (Winchester), 15:10 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (5) , 6:15 (PS)
    NOR Leblanc, (2) (Sarault, Kerdiles), 15:32
    NOR Blacker, (1) (Steckel, O'Brien), 17:29

    Third Period
    SYR Smith, (3) (Angelidis, Koekkoek), 3:51
    SYR Gourde, (1) (Richard), 4:32
    SYR Smith, (4) (Cote, Blujus), 14:38
    SYR Gourde, (2) (Richard, Paradis), 15:23

    Yanni Gourde, Dalton Smith, and Jonathan Marchessault were the game's three stars. Gourde gets the monkey off his back in a big way after not potting a goal all season by getting 2, including the game winner.

    Being down 3 goals in the Third Period in pro hockey is supposed to be a death sentence. Teams in that position seem to lose 98-99% of the time. It's a rare and sometimes galvanizing thing if a team can come back against those odds, and a hugely demoralizing thing to the team that blows that kind of lead. So, for Syracuse to overcome those odds tonight is no small thing, and is likely to give them some momentum as a team that they can carry forward from here on out into the season. Big, big win.

    I'd also be remiss if I didn't point out the role Tanner Richard played in the comeback, as the next wave of Lightning prospects starts to step it up.

    #blujuspalooza

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 9 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch had a pair of leads, but let them slip away.

    Syracuse went ahead with a goal early in the third period, but the Norfolk Admirals evened the score with a shorthanded goal and scored two minutes into overtime to win, 4-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Hockey is pretty simple," said Crunch assistant captain Jean-Philippe Cote. "At this level, if you just tip toe and try to not take a hit to make a play, the other team is going to make you suffer the consequences. That's what happened tonight."

  • 6 weeks 6 days ago

    Floodgates.

    SYR-6
    BNG-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 28 shots for the victory. Goal support: Kristers has it, tonight.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (3) (Dotchin, Paquette), 1:38
    SYR Koekkoek, (1) (Blujus, Richard), 9:05 (PP)
    BNG Pageau, (3) (Wideman, Robinson), 10:23
    BNG Puempel, (2) (Dzingel), 12:26

    Third Period
    SYR Kunyk, (2) (Paradis, Gourde), 3:06
    SYR Vermin, (3) , 4:39
    BNG Wideman, (7) (Mullen), 6:48 (PP)
    SYR Smith, (2) (Dotchin), 12:13
    SYR Paquette, (4) (Vermin), 17:05

    Joel Vermin and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second stars. Defenseman Slater Koekkoek scored his first AHL goal in the contest, as well. And, there was #blujuspalooza happening on that goal, too.

    They really faced down a hot goaltender last night, which happens, and were unfortunate to get shut out, but the scoreboard wasn't indicative of the team's play. They were doing a lot of the right things to snap their offensive funk, and the floodgates finally came open for them tonight. Hopefully they stay open now even if Paquette has to go back to the Lightning with Alex Killorn getting hurt again up top.

    Syracuse gets Norfolk on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 11 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    For head coach Rob Zettler, it came down to a couple mental errors early.

    The Crunch allowed a shorthanded goal on their first man-advantage and the Americans tallied a power play goal later in the first period, as Syracuse dropped its third-straight game to Rochester, 3-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Special teams were the difference," Zettler said. "They scored on the power play, we gave up one on our power play. The rest of the game I thought we were all over them."

  • 7 weeks 11 hours ago

    Makarov bests old tandem-mate.

    RCH-3
    SYR-0

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 3 goals on 25 shots, dropping the decision to Andrey Makarov, who stopped all 38 he faced at the other end.

    First Period
    RCH Armia, (4) (Leduc, Makarov), 2:58 (SH)
    RCH Leduc, (1) (Pysyk, Grigorenko), 19:02 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    RCH Varone, (4) (Adam, Samuels-Thomas), 7:42

    It's rough to get shutout, but I'd say there were silver linings. They settled down after a rough First Period and outshot Rochester 25-11 the rest of the way. That's solid. They just couldn't crack Makarov, who can be impenetrable when he's on his game. Rochester is pretty loaded with high draft picks, too, so it's not like they were playing the sisters of the poor. They just really need to get some continuity and some bounces to go their way, and I think they'll be fine.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 5 days ago

    Weekend ends with a clunker.

    SYR-1
    SPR-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 30 shots for the loss. Despite the setback, he still sports a respectable .912 save percentage for the season.

    First Period
    SPR Madaisky, (1) (Gibbons), 0:19
    SPR Collins, (1) (Gibbons, Craig), 4:00 (PP)
    SPR Rychel, (2) (Sedlak, Collins), 8:32

    Second Period
    SPR Tynan, (1) (Labrie, Anderson), 13:32

    Third Period
    SYR Vermin, (2) (Blunden, Marchessault), 2:32
    SPR Monardo, (5) , 7:19

    Playing 3 games in less than 72 hours is hard enough. Doing so with your entire roster in flux the whole time makes it nearly impossible to have anything resembling continuity or consistency. It's a reality of minor league hockey when you have a rash of injuries up top, and that's what bit Syracuse this weekend. Mike Blunden and Jonathan Marchessault, for their parts, did assist on Syracuse's lone goal, fresh off the plane from Minnesota.

    Syracuse heads home to face Binghamton on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 6 days ago

    Depleted Crunch nearly steal a point.

    SYR-1
    POR-2

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the loss. It was an admirable effort under the circumstances, and he gave his club a chance.

    First Period
    POR Rieder, (1) (Martinook), 7:23 (SH)

    Second Period
    POR Rieder, (2) (Bolduc), 6:53 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Kunyk, (1) (Samson, Dotchin), 8:38

    Congrats to Jake Dotchin on his first pro point.

    Syracuse closes the weekend at Springfield tomorrow afternoon.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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