Admirals Game Results

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago

    Crunch's stars help pull out big victory over Bingo.

    BNG-2
    SYR-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis had an excellent night allowing just 2 goals on 45 shots for the victory. Both defenses were porous, but Gudlevskis outdueled his counterpart at the opposite end of the rink.

    First Period
    BNG Schneider, (1) (Prince, Wideman), 3:58

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (2) (Paquette, Drouin), 5:19
    SYR Vermin, (1) (Blunden), 5:44
    BNG Puempel, (1) (Johnson, Schneider), 8:51 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Blunden, (2) (Vermin, Kunyk), 13:20
    SYR Corrente, (1) (Paquette, Drouin), 14:30

    Mike Blunden, Jonathan Drouin, and Gudlevskis were the game's three stars. Drouin had 2 helpers and a game high 7 shots on goal. The current plan appears to be for Drouin to remain with the Crunch through next weekend before he rejoins the Lightning.

    Syracuse travels to Worcester to play the Sharks next Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago

    Legends were born tonight in Syracuse, New York.

    SPR-2
    SYR-3

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 2 goals on 29 shots for his first professional victory in North America.

    First Period
    SYR Marchessault, (1) (Cote, Blujus), 8:44
    SPR Tyrell, (1) (Madaisky, Sedlak), 15:45

    Second Period
    SPR Monardo, (1) (Sifers, Madaisky), 3:53
    SYR Paquette, (3) (Marchessault, Kunyk), 18:51

    Third Period
    SYR Drouin, (1) , 7:18

    Some dude named Drouin, Jonathan Marchessault, and Cedric Paquette completed a Quebecois sweep of the three stars selections tonight.

    I envy the folks who were in the arena tonight. Not only did they get to witness the first North American pro win by Vasilevskiy, but the first pro point by one of the truly great young players in the game. A future immortal. A young man who needs no introduction. 50 years ago when they recount this night to their grandchildren, and they will, they'll speak his name with the hushed reverence it deserves...

    Dylan Blujus

    But, seriously. We love Blujus here at Bolt Prospects, and we love Vasilevskiy, but all that was overshadowed by the professional debut of Jonathan Drouin, who lived up to his billing. He was +3. He was dangerous all night in helping to tilt the ice in Syracuse's favor. And, of course, he scored the game winner on a partial break that began with a quick little defensive play in his own end and was completed with a top shelf, cookie jar breaking shot.

    Syracuse gets Binghamton tomorrow night as the Jonny (Jouer au) Hockey road show continues on its short run in the AHL.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Jonathan Drouin chipped the puck past the defenseman, rushed down the ice and wristed the puck into the top right corner.

    Drouin, the Tampa Bay Lightning's third overall pick in 2013, netted the game-winning goal in the third period of his professional debut to lift the Syracuse Crunch to a 3-2 victory over the Springfield Falcons at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "I tried some passes today and they didn't go through," Drouin said. "I decided to shoot that one, and I'm pretty happy it went in."

    Drouin, on a rehab assignment after sustaining a slight fracture in his right hand during training camp, was on the ice for all three Crunch goals.

    "Those guys are easy to play with," Drouin said of his linemates. "(Jonathan) Marchessault is fast and (Cedric Paquette) thinks the game well."

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago

    Crunch clipped in OT.

    HFD-4
    SYR-3 (OT)

    Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss in his AHL debut.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Richard, (1) (Gourde, Marchessault), 1:35 (PP)
    HFD Lindberg, (1) (Bourque, Mueller), 2:25 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (1) (Samson, Koekkoek), 4:37
    HFD Mueller, (1) (Bodie, Bourque), 9:36
    SYR Paquette, (2) (Vermin, Cote), 11:02

    Third Period
    HFD Hrivik, (1) (Kristo, Bodie), 6:35 (PP)

    Overtime
    HFD Lindberg, (2) (Bourque, Allen), 4:53

    Cedric Paquette was the game's third star. Slater Koekkoek also made his AHL debut, chipping in an assist on Paquette's first goal.

    Syracuse faces Springfield on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Less than a minute and a half after a Springfield goal, Syracuse found an answer.

    The Mike Blunden tip-in on a Luke Witkowski point shot cut the Falcons' lead to one but penalties limited the Crunch's opportunities to tie the game, as Syracuse fell to Springfield, 3-1, in the season opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "We were hurt offensively because we had to kill eight penalties," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. "We were undisciplined, and that in the end was the difference. When we tried to play 5-on-5 and play our game, we were starting to get chances. Then people take bad penalties and took away our momentum. We wasted a lot of energy killing those penalties."

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Syracuse comes ever so close in its season opener.

    SPR-3
    SYR-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He has his own rebound control to blame for one of those goals, but honestly, on most nights he did well enough in net to win.

    First Period
    SPR Hoeffel, (1) (Urban), 17:50

    Second Period
    SPR Urban, (1) (Tyrell, Collins), 2:19 (PP)
    SYR Blunden, (1) (Witkowski, Nesterov), 3:48

    Third Period
    SPR Craig, (1) (Sedlak), 19:59 (EN/SH)

    Mike Blunden was the game's second star.

    Syracuse nearly tied the game late at 2-2 when a Jonathan Marchessault goal was disallowed. Bolt Prospects Alumni Ryan Craig then twisted the knife with an empty netter to seal it for Springfield. Fellow Bolt Prospects Alumni Dana Tyrell also had a helper in the contest to stick it to his old organization.

    Syracuse faces Hartford tomorrow.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 4 days ago

    One day removed from a 3-1 victory over French league club team in Lyon, France, Syracuse fell 6-0 to the Binghamton Senators today. Kristers Gudlevskis was in net for Syracuse. The team awaits final Lightning roster cuts expected to come down Monday or Tuesday before they head into the regular season.

  • 8 weeks 13 hours ago

    Bingo pulls away in Crunch preseason opener in Lyon, France.

    BNG-5
    SYR-3

    Andrei Vasilevskiy went the distance and allowed 5 goals for the loss.

    Cody Kunyk, Jerome Samson, and Joel Vermin were Syracuse's goal scorers.

    Game story from Syracuse.com.

  • 31 weeks 5 days ago

    Young Bolts defeat Baby Habs. It's an omen!

    SYR-3
    HAM-1

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 1 goal on 23 shots for the win in possibly his last game in the Lightning organization.

    First Period
    HAM Beaulieu, (7) (Blunden, Tokarski), 8:14 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Rankin, (16) (Namestnikov), 15:07
    SYR Witkowski, (2) (Paradis, Desjardins), 16:17

    Third Period
    SYR Marchessault, (23) , 14:27

    Jonathan Marchessault and Desjardins were the game's first and third stars.

    Syracuse finished the season 1 game under .500, but it's important to note the team did earn points in 10 of its last 13 games. Those expecting an instant reload after seeing 9 prospects under 24 move up to Tampa Bay this season are probably overly optimistic, but the performance of players like Marchessault down the stretch do give hope that Syracuse can get into the postseason again next year.

    In the meantime, several Crunch players should join the Lightning and if the team can extend their series against the Habs, could possibly provide some depth options for Jon Cooper.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 31 weeks 6 days ago

    Montreal defense throws the net over the Lightning.

    MTL-4
    TB-1

    Montreal Leads the Series 2-0

    Anders Lindback allowed 3 goals on 23 shots for the loss before giving way to Kristers Gudlevskis, who allowed 1 on 4 shots the rest of the way. If Cooper had a wild hair to put Gudlevskis in for Game Three, the wraparound goal Gudlevskis allowed might've quieted that thought down. As for Lindback, the third goal went through him on a greasy little bounce back to Gallagher off the blocked shot and he whiffed on the poke check on Bourque's goal, but on balance he played reasonably well and kept the Lightning around for most of the game. Goaltending isn't the reason the Lightning are losing this series so far.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    2:34 MTL Desharnais (1), (Subban, Pacioretty)(PP)
    10:35 MTL Bourque (1), (Vanek, Subban)

    Third Period
    11:46 MTL Gallagher (1), (unassisted)
    14:39 MTL Bourque (2), (Eller)
    18:01 TB Purcell (1), (Hedman, Filppula)(PP)

    The first 10 minutes of the game took on the dimension of a lot of the regular season games between Tampa Bay and Montreal with the Lightning dominating possession and the Canadiens getting a few counter attacks in. That's where the Lightning need to get this series to get back into it. If possession is even or tilted in favor of Montreal, Price is probably too good to overcome. Unfortunately, in the second half of the First Period, a 4-minute minor on Stamkos started to take the starch out of the Lightning's offensive flow and when Desharnais scored the PP goal early in the Second Period after a ticky tack call on Panik, the offensive flow completely dissipated altogether. There's just too much inconsistency moving up the ice as a unit. Passing is off. Guys aren't consistently supporting their linemates. It wasn't as lopsided as the score indicates (shots were 27-26), but the Lightning need to get better within their structure to defeat Montreal's. It's a process, and they were certainly more together and composed than in Game One, and this series is nowhere near over. I reiterate the lesson of the 2003 series against Washington, when a young, talented Lightning team really looked terrible against a veteran Caps team in Game One and Game Two. Once they figured it out in Game Three, they swept the rest of that series. I have a feeling the Lightning may be capable of a similar breakout, but getting that first win is going to be the toughest. Hopefully the Lightning realize that and also realize the worst thing they can do at this moment is panic. Just win one game. That's all they need to worry about right now.

    Mike Kostka had 1 shot, 1 hit, and 2 blocked shots in 13:13. His lack of speed and strength and decision making with the puck were a bit of an issue again tonight. At this stage, if I'm Cooper, I'm going to try to spark something by throwing Mark Barberio in against his hometown team for Game Three in lieu of Kostka, but we'll see how he plays it.

    Cedric Paquette was -1 with 12 penalty minutes, 2 shots, and 2 hits in 10:18. He certainly wasn't at fault for the minus in the first Bourque goal where Salo was turned the wrong way, and he had a pretty glorious chance on Price in tight off a nice setup by Purcell. I like what Paquette brings, and on paper he's a playoff-style performer. But, needing a spark, again, if I'm Cooper I'm going in with Pyatt in Game Three.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

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