Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 30 weeks ago

    Syracuse stumbles out of the gate, but salvages a point.

    ADK-4
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 23 shots and 4 of 7 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. His December numbers are positively shambolic compared to his strong November run.

    First Period
    ADK Zolnierczyk, (8) (Roe, Rinaldo), 1:11
    ADK Akeson, (1) (Schenn, Couturier), 2:30 (PP)
    ADK Akeson, (2) (Schenn, Lauridsen), 15:33

    Second Period
    SYR Panik, (13) (Palat, Johnson), 5:48 (PP)
    SYR Killorn, (9) (Taormina, Connolly), 14:09

    Third Period
    SYR Johnson, (17) (Barberio, Connolly), 8:24 (PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    ADK- Roe, Schenn, Akeson, Svyret
    SYR- Taormina, Palat, Panik

    Tyler Johnson was the game's second star. Alex Killorn has now scored goals in 5 straight games and 6 of his last 7. Richard Panik now has a 3 game point streak after missing the scoresheet for 5 games at the conclusion of his massive 12 game scoring streak that spanned the entire month of November.

    Syracuse draws Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tomorrow before a brief Christmas break.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 31 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Plenty of numbers stuck out after the Syracuse Crunch topped the Wikes-Barre Scranton Penguins 4-0 at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    The night began with 1,286 teddy bears thrown on the ice after Brett Connolly opened the scoring, the Crunch's power play followed by converting for two goals, and Syracuse goalie Dustin Tokarski finished with 29 saves for his first shutout of the season.

  • 1 year 31 weeks ago

    The weekend marks a return to Jon Cooper hockey...

    WBS-0
    SYR-4

    Dustin Tokarski pitched a 29 save shutout to match the 0'fer Riku Helenius posted last night. Tokarski now has a 2 game winning streak after going an ugly 1-3-1 in his previous 5 starts.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (12) (Wyman, Killorn), 14:35

    Second Period
    SYR Killorn, (8) (Devos, Brown), 11:21 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Labrie, (6) (Johnson), 5:07
    SYR Johnson, (16) (Panik, Palat), 16:37 (PP)

    Tic, Alex Killorn, and Tyler Johnson were the game's three stars. Killorn now has goals in 5 of his last 6 games. He's officially more on fire than a 1978 Ford Pinto after a rear end collision.

    This weekend's two game set was a return to what makes Jon Cooper hockey so special. It's not just that the team will score a ton of goals. It's not just that they're tough as nails. At the heart of it all, what made last year's team in Norfolk so special was that they also played suffocating defense, too. They beat you like you stole large sums of money from them in every single phase of the game, and often made you look like a pee wee team in the process. And it didn't matter if it was Tic or Janus between the pipes, either. Back-to-back shutout annihilations should send a chilling message to the rest of the Eastern Conference. After two weekends of looking mortal, the next generation of the Lightning has returned to the style Jon Cooper preaches, and may God have mercy on the rest of the AHL's souls if they keep it up.

    Syracuse is off until Friday when they'll try to continue their team shutout streak against last night's victim, Adirondack.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 31 weeks ago

    Riku makes the Phantoms' scoring chances disappear.

    SYR-3
    ADK-0

    Riku Helenius stopped all 21 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. Coming into the season, Helenius had just one shutout in 37 career AHL appearances. Now he has two in his first 11 appearances since re-emerging from Finland.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Killorn, (7) (Aulie), 4:53
    SYR Panik, (12) (Korobov), 9:39 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Gudas, (2) , 13:44

    Helenius, Alex Killorn, and Radko Gudas were the game's three stars. Killorn scored his fourth goal in the past five games.

    After a five game scoreless streak, Richard Panik and the Panik attack returned to the scoresheet with a shorthanded goal.

    This was a rough, brutal game that saw the teams combining for 119 penalty minutes. If you're looking for one of the biggest differences between the AHL and the NHL versions of the Lightning, it's that the Crunch are tougher than the steak you get at Golden Corral.

    Syracuse tries to wrap up a solid week tomorrow at home against the Penguins.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It has been stressed to Brett Connolly that he needs to drive to the net.

    The 20-year-old Syracuse Crunch forward followed through against the Binghamton Senators Wednesday at the Onondaga County War Memorial, potting a pair of goals in the Crunch's 4-3 win.

    "Coach has been all over me to do that," Connolly said. "That's where I've been scoring all my goals."

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago

    Connolly cracks Lehner twice, with the help of Korobov.

    BNG-3
    SYR-4

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on just 18 shots for the win.

    First Period
    SYR Killorn, (6) (Angelidis, Wyman), 9:35
    BNG Hoffman, (4) (Da Costa, Benoit), 11:53 (PP)
    SYR Taormina, (4) (Conacher, Killorn), 19:25

    Second Period
    SYR Connolly, (10) (Labrie, Korobov), 11:27
    BNG Hoffman, (5) (Silfverberg, Benoit), 18:02 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (11) (Korobov, Devos), 7:16
    BNG Stone, (3) (Grant, Dziurzynski), 14:06

    Brett Connolly and Alex Killorn were the game's first and second stars. Connolly's 11 goals now put him in a tie with teammate Richard Panik and 3 others for 11th in the league in goals, 4 back of leader Tyler Johnson. Killorn, for his part, has goals in 3 of his last 4 games and sits tied for 11th amongst all AHL rookies in scoring.

    Congratulations to Dmitry Korobov on his first AHL multi-point game. He's got 5 points in his last 6 games.

    Syracuse goes to Adirondack on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago

    Thud.

    SYR- 2
    BRI- 7

    Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before being lifted for Dustin Tokarski. Tic did little better, allowing 3 on 13 shots the rest of the way.

    First Period
    BRI Cizikas, (5) , 1:41 (SH)
    BRI Landry, (6) (McDonald, Nelson), 12:34 (PP)
    BRI Sundstrom, (7) (Persson, MacKay), 16:02

    Second Period
    BRI McDonald, (3) (Nelson, Niederreiter), 0:36
    BRI Nelson, (10) (McDonald, Ness), 11:15 (PP)
    SYR Killorn, (5) (Angelidis, Wyman), 15:27
    SYR Brown, (5) (Devos, Taormina), 16:33
    BRI Persson, (7) , 18:56

    Third Period
    BRI McDonald, (4) (Niederreiter, Landry), 12:35 (PP)

    There's just no lipstick you can slap on this one to make it look good. Special teams and goaltending got the team behind the eight ball, and they never recovered. Now they've had back-to-back losing weekend sets heading into a game against Binghamton on Wednesday. Bingo's been hot as a firecracker in their past 10 games (9-1-0) and they have the best goaltending in the league, on paper, between Lehner and Bishop. So, it's a tough draw to try to make into a slump buster, and the Crunch have to be ready from the challenge from word "go" or they might get embarrassed again.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago

    Shot down in the shootout.

    SYR-3
    ADK-4 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 34 shots and 2 of 4 shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. He's hit a little dry spell now, going 1-3-0-1 in his last 5 starts. That may partly explain why it looks like Helenius will get the bulk of the time this weekend.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (9) (Brown), 17:47

    Second Period
    ADK McGinn, (7) (Couturier, Schenn), 1:56 (PP)
    ADK Schenn, (10) (Couturier, Gustafsson), 4:54 (PP)
    SYR Labrie, (5) (Wyman), 13:51
    ADK Schenn, (11) (Akeson), 18:12
    SYR Conacher, (10) (Aulie, Brown), 19:02

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    SYR- Palat
    ADK- Schenn, Roe

    Phantoms goaltender Scott Munroe managed to shut down the collective firepower of Conacher, Connolly, Panik, and Johnson in the shootout, only surrendering a goal to Ondrej Palat. Against that murderers row, I'd have to say he earned his pay - with the help of two posts.

    Brett Connolly led the Crunch with a very solid 7 shots on goal to go with his game-opening marker. He's starting to really hit his stride.

    Syracuse will finish out their weekend tomorrow afternoon against Bridgeport. That'll end the 3 in 3 nights scenarios for about 2 months, and the Crunch will settle into a more normal and less fatiguing routine. The fact they've managed to hang around the top spot in the conference even despite the scheduling challenges bodes well now that they've cleared this month-long hump of hectic weekend sets.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Initially thought to have sustained a cracked sternum, Brett Connolly found out earlier this week that it was just a contusion.

    While the injury made it hurt for him to breathe this week, the Syracuse Crunch forward was determined to play against the Hamilton Bulldogs at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Right now, it's just pain tolerance," Connolly said. "It's going to take a lot to keep me out of the lineup."

    Connolly played through the pain, registering a pair of points - including a 5-on-3 power play goal seven minutes into the game that stood up as the game-winner - as the Crunch beat the Bulldogs, 5-1.

  • 1 year 32 weeks ago

    Crunch squash Hamilton.

    HAM-1
    SYR-5

    Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 20 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Palat, (3) (Barberio, Johnson), 0:26
    SYR Connolly, (8) (Killorn, Johnson), 7:08 (PP)
    SYR Taormina, (3) (Conacher, Brown), 13:42 (PP)
    HAM Palushaj, (7) (Beaulieu, Leblanc), 19:42

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    SYR Killorn, (4) (Palat, Barberio), 6:28
    SYR Labrie, (4) (Connolly, Korobov), 11:08

    Brett Connolly, Ondrej Palat, and Alex Killorn were the three stars of the game.

    Don't look now, but Palat has snuck past teammate Dmitri Korobov into the top spot in the league in +/- at +17. Tyler Johnson, who still leads the league in goal scoring, is lingering in a tie for third in the league at +14.Richard Panik and Radko Gudas are also in the top-20 in the league in the statistic.

    Syracuse gave some rough treatment to former Lightning farmhand Cedrick Desjardins, running up a 42-20 shot advantage en route to pinning 5 goals on him. When you score 26 seconds into a game and swarm to a 3-0 lead within the first 14 minutes, it's safe to say you were ready to go at puck drop.

    Keith Aulie (pictured) was back in the lineup for Syracuse for the first time since late October. The big d-man was +2 with 3 shots on goal.

    Syracuse will move on to face Adirondack tomorrow night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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