Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 39 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.

  • 1 year 40 weeks ago

    Shootout in Syracuse.

    NOR-4
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Cedrick Desjardins was back with the Crunch tonight and stopped 34 of 37 before allowing 1 of 4 to convert in the shootout session to take the SO Loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (4) (Devos, Barberio), 1:43
    NOR Wilson, (6) (Brittain, Guenin), 5:55
    NOR Wagner, (5) , 11:14

    Third Period
    NOR Brittain, (10) (Clark, Lindholm), 6:23
    SYR Nightingale, (2) (Angelidis, Namestnikov), 7:19
    SYR Angelidis, (10) (Taormina, Barberio), 19:40

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NOR- Brittain
    SYR- NONE

    Mike Angelidis and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's first and second stars.

    I guess tonight was the first time you could honestly say this Syracuse roster was nearly unrecognizable compared to the team the organization has iced much of the last 2 years. No more Conacher or Johnson or Palat. No more Gudas on the backline. Tokarski traded.

    All that said, it's a hopeful sign the team was competitive tonight and that one of the next wave, Vlad Namestnikov, stepped up in an expanded role. That's the way it's going to have to be the rest of the way with the Lightning floundering and so many of the veteran prospects getting their chance in Tampa Bay.

    The Crunch face Albany tomorrow. Syracuse holds a 3 point edge in the Eastern Conference with the Crunch holding a 2 point edge of Binghamton and a 3 point edge on Springfield and Providence.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 40 weeks ago

    Let the Nichushkin watch begin!

    MTL-4
    TB-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the victory. You hate to judge a guy on one start, but there's a reason the guy has bounced around the AHL, mostly.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    05:30 TB Stamkos (19), (St. Louis, Hedman)
    07:38 MTL Plekanec (11), (Markov)
    08:15 TB Salo (2), (Crombeen, Thompson)
    12:20 TB Malone (5), (Stamkos, St. Louis)(PP)

    Third Period
    03:48 MTL Gionta (8), (Ryder, Boullion)(PP)
    07:33 MTL Emelin (2), (Gionta, Ryder)
    12:03 MTL Gallagher (7), (Pacioretty)

    Sami Salo was the game's third star.

    No way the team should have lost that game heading into the Third with a 2 goal lead, and Montreal's comeback looked really easy. Way too easy. This is a really, really bad Lightning team right now and you can't help but wonder what fundamental changes are on the horizon. Specifically, I wonder how much longer Martin St. Louis is willing to devote to a team that will likely miss the playoffs two straight years in the twilight of his career. He's only got a few more productive years, and I don't know that he'll want to wet nurse another top-10 pick next year (possibly top-5 the way this is going) along with the likes of Connolly and all the kids from Syracuse. There's some sad days potentially coming, I'm afraid to say.

    Alex Killorn was -1 with 1 shot, 3 hits, and 1 blocked shot in 19:26. One of his three hits helped create a goal. He's a very good all-around player.

    Ondrej Palat was -1 with 1 shot and 1 blocked shot in 9:24.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie had 3 hits in 6:26.

    Cory Conacher had 1 shot and 1 hit in 8:34. Less ice time than Palat? My eyebrow is raised.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 1 year 40 weeks ago

    Kings of the comeback trail.

    SYR-4
    STJ-2

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    STJ Gagnon, (4) (Mouillierat, Sawada), 4:57
    STJ Gagnon, (5) (Cormier, O'Dell), 16:01 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Taormina, (4) (Brown), 2:23 (PP)
    SYR Wyman, (11) (Panik, Korobov), 11:44

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (24) (Gudas, Nightingale), 9:15
    SYR Johnson, (31) (Panik, Wyman), 10:44

    J.T. Wyman and Radko Gudas were the game's first and third stars.

    Syracuse again staked the IceCaps to a 2-0 lead and again came back to snatch victory away from them. Richard Panik has 5 points, all assists, in 5 games since being returned from Tampa. Panik attack, y'all.

    With Sprigfield stubbing their toe twice against Albany, Syracuse has opened up a 4 point lead in the East with the Falcons holding 3 games in hand. The Crunch are off until Friday when they face Norfolk.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 41 weeks ago

    Crunch come back to put a halt to their losing streak.

    SYR-3
    STJ-2 (SO)

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 35 shots before stopping all 5 shooters in the penalty shot session for the win. With Cedrick Desjardins in Tampa for the injured Mathieu Garon, the Crunch's hopes for the top seed pretty much rest on the big Finn's shoulders.

    First Period
    STJ Jaffray, (13) , 19:21

    Second Period
    STJ Cormier, (7) (Maxwell, Gagnon), 2:48 (PP)
    SYR Johnson, (30) (Panik, Taormina), 8:15

    Third Period
    SYR Tyrell, (5) (Brown), 11:37

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    SYR- Connolly
    STJ- NONE

    Tyler Johnson (pictured) and Brett Connolly were the game's second and third stars. Johnson becomes the first forward in the AHL to hit the 30 goal plateau this season and he is just 1 point off the league lead in scoring. Connolly, as of this posting, is 8th in goals and tied for 6th in points despite not hitting the scoresheet tonight.

    For the moment, Syracuse is out in front of Springfield by 2 points in the East with the Falcons holding 4 games in hand. Springfield is in action gainst Albany tonight. The Crunch match up with the IceCaps again Saturday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 41 weeks ago

    Crushed in Toronto.

    SYR-3
    TOR-6

    Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 7 shots for the loss before giving way to Pat Nagle, who allowed 1 goal on 11 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    SYR Devos, (3) (Connolly, Taormina), 5:32 (PP)
    TOR Hamilton, (24) (Gardiner, Zigomanis), 9:55 (PP)
    SYR Brown, (8) (Tyrell), 14:28
    TOR Abbott, (7) (Colborne, Gardiner), 15:24

    Second Period
    TOR Ranger, (7) (Colborne, Zigomanis), 1:31 (PP)
    TOR Blacker, (3) (Ryan, D'Amigo), 2:27
    TOR Abbott, (8) (Hamilton, Ranger), 7:24 (PP)

    Third Period
    TOR Hamilton, (25) (Ryan, McKegg), 17:24 (EN)
    SYR Hutchings, (2) (Devos, Gudas), 18:27

    I can't tell you how strange it is to see original Bolt Prospects alumni Paul Ranger come back and help trounce the farm team.

    Syracuse has back-to-back games at St. John's on Friday and Saturday. There are 18 games left in the regular season and Syracuse is tied with Springfield at 75 points for the top spot of the East with the Falcons holding 3 games in hand. So, if they want home ice throughout, they need to snap out of this slump quick.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 41 weeks ago

    Late game meltdown.

    SYR-3
    HER-5

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 5 goals on just 19 shots. Ouch.

    First Period
    HER DiSalvatore, (15) (Taffe, Almeida), 6:53
    SYR Wilson, (5) (Jacques, Namestnikov), 8:47
    SYR Johnson, (29) (Panik, Barberio), 19:25

    Second Period
    SYR Oberg, (1) (Panik, Taormina), 1:43
    HER Taffe, (14) (Oleksy, Carman), 10:42
    HER Taffe, (15) (Carman, Schilling), 16:33

    Third Period
    HER Schilling, (6) (Taffe, DiSalvatore), 11:16
    HER Wellman, (11) (Oleksy, McNeill), 14:47

    Ondrej Palat did not dress for the Crunch, fueling speculation he may be on his way up to the show.

    Syracuse outshot Hershey 33-19, but still got belted on the scoreboard. Rotton bad weekend for Syracuse. They face Toronto on Wednesday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 41 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch could have blamed it on bad luck.

    In a game filled with shots ringing off the posts and pucks sliding through the Rochester Americans' crease, the Crunch could have made plenty of excuses after the 2-1 overtime loss Saturday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

    "There's a few posts and a few shots that popped up on us or whatever, but the bottom line is we didn't bear down when we had the chance," said Crunch forward Tyler Johnson. "They did."

  • 1 year 41 weeks ago

    All of a sudden, Syracuse is struggling to win close games too.

    ROC-2
    SYR-1 (OT)

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the overtime loss.

    First Period
    RCH Mancari, (17) (McCormick, Rissmiller), 10:25 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    SYR Palat, (11) (Barberio, Gudas), 1:28 (PP)

    Overtime
    RCH McNabb, (5) (Mancari, Adam), 4:50 (PP)

    Ondrej Palat was the game's second star. Palat has 5 goals and 13 points in his last 8 games. I believe that technically qualifies as "on fire". With Benoit Pouliot possibly hurt in today's game against Boston, I wonder if Palat might be worthy of some consideration for a cup of coffee.

    Syracuse finishes their weekend tomorrow against Hershey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 42 weeks ago

    Jeff Frazee steals one for Albany.

    ALB-3
    SYR-1

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 25 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    ALB McKelvie, (3) (Urbom, Wiseman), 9:04
    ALB Zajac, (6) (Janssen, Hoeffel), 10:06
    SYR Connolly, (23) (Johnson), 17:45
    ALB Zajac, (7) (Janssen), 19:14 (EN)

    Brett Connolly was named the game's second star. He was also named the AHL Player of the Month for February today.

    Syracuse actually outshot Albany by a whopping 38-26 margin, but with Frazee holding it close, Albany got it with two quick goals in the middle of the Third Period.

    Syracuse draws Rochester tomorrow.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

    Note: Richard Panik was re-assigned to the Crunch by the Lightning earlier in the day. He is expected to join Syracuse for their game against Rochester on Saturday.

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