Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite outshooting Binghamton 22-8 in the second period and 42-20 overall, the Syracuse Crunch fell to the Senators 6-2 at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    Syracuse struggled to solve Binghamton goalie Nathan Lawson, who stopped multiple odd-man rushes and point black opportunities. He finished with 40 saves and was the first star of the night.

    "We had plenty of chances to score," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. "We got sloppy. We weren't stopping on pucks, we weren't doing some little details. The chances they had were good -- I didn't think they had a lot of them -- but the chances they had were good."

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago

    Wow, that's ugly.

    BNG-6
    SYR-2

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 6 goals on 20 shots for the loss. That's probably not the stat line you want the start after a Twitter kerfluffle that was, at a minimum, ill conceived.

    First Period
    BNG Hoffman, (1) (Wideman, Zibanejad), 7:05 (PP)
    SYR Namestnikov, (2) (Kucherov, Taormina), 16:42 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Kucherov, (4) (Namestnikov, Brown), 8:18 (PP)
    BNG Robinson, (1) (Puempel, Da Costa), 9:43
    BNG Blood, (1) (Wideman, Dziurzynski), 10:43
    BNG Hoffman, (2) , 15:28

    Third Period
    BNG Petersson, (2) (Wideman, Zibanejad), 4:43
    BNG Puempel, (1) (Da Costa, Robinson), 14:11

    Vladislav Namestnikov was the game's third star.

    Two things have to happen early in this season while the youngsters adjust to their new roles. One, guys like Korobov absolutely have to be stabilizing influences. Guys with some experience need to be leaders and they can't be making mistakes that lead to scoring chances. It can't be the blind leading the dumb. That's a recipe for disaster. And, second, one of these two goaltenders needs to be the magic eraser when mistakes are made. 6 on 20 shots is bad, no matter how you slice it. As with what I've said about the Lightning's situation, the Crunch need either Desjardins or Helenius to be a reason they win games.

    Lucky for Syracuse, they don't have to wait long to atone. They get Bingo in Bingo tomorrow night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins scored five times in the third period to shock the Syracuse Crunch, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Sunday.

    The Penguins scored twice on the power play in the final frame, and finished 3-for-9 with the man-advantage.

    "I just thought we were really sloppy in the third overall from a discipline point of view," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler. "We weren't stopping on pucks, we were circling around. It wasn't fun to watch the third."

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago

    Much like the big club, the Crunch have a Third Period collapse against the Pens.

    WBS-6
    SYR-3

    Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Kostopoulos, (1) (Drazenovic, Harrington), 17:28 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (1) (Taormina, Nesterov), 10:49 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (1) (Rankin), 14:39 (SH)

    Third Period
    WBS Kostopoulos, (2) (Mikkelson, Drazenovic), 0:55 (PP)
    WBS Drazenovic, (1) (Conner, Mikkelson), 4:04 (PP)
    WBS Megna, (1) (Ebbett), 8:48 (SH)
    SYR Taormina, (1) (Walker, Richard), 10:26
    WBS Zolnierczyk, (3) (Sill, Despres), 14:20
    WBS Uher, (1) (Deslauriers), 18:34 (EN)

    Eric Neilson and Mike Angelidis were the game's first and second stars. Things got out of hand in the Third Period (obviously) after Cedric Paquette (who also got his first professional goal in the game) took a Game Misconduct for boarding that led to a pair of Penguins goals that helped flip the outcome.

    Syracuse is off until Friday when they'll face Binghamton.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse scored four times with the man-advantage and Nikita Kucherov registered a hat trick, leading the Crunch past the Rochester Americans, 5-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "He was special tonight," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler of Kucherov. "He made some really heady plays, just a smart player. He thinks the game and he's got skill. He makes plays happen."

    The Crunch scored three power play goals in the second period of their home opener, and added another 24 seconds into the third.

  • 1 year 27 weeks ago

    Syracuse's home opener takes on a distinctly Russian (and Belarusian) flavor.

    RCH-1
    SYR-5

    Riku Helenius allowed just 1 goal on 18 shots for the victory. Life is good when your team gives you 5 goals of support and only allows a paltry 8 shots the first 40 minutes of the game.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Brown, (1) (Nesterov, Namestnikov), 4:31 (PP)
    SYR Sergeev, (1) (Connolly), 6:18 (PP)
    SYR Kucherov, (1) (Namestnikov, Taormina), 16:48 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Kucherov, (2) (Nesterov, Taormina), 0:24 (PP)
    RCH Tardif, (1) (Varone, McNabb), 5:30 (PP)
    SYR Kucherov, (3) (Nesterov, Brown), 12:56

    Nikita Nesterov, J.T. Brown, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars. Bold choice by the Syracuse media not giving a nod to Nikita Kucherov, who introduced himself to the home fans with a hat trick.

    For their part, the Russian/Belarussian trio of Nesterov, Sergeev, and Korobov (AKA the mythical 70's R&B cover band known as Eastern European Soul) got huge marks in the game. Nesterov had assists in triplicate and was +1 while Artem Sergeev scored his first professional goal, and Dmitry Korobov got himself involved in one of the big physical dust ups late in the game and earned the third star selection. That's a heck of a positive sign for the Crunch as these guys need to step up this year for Syracuse to continue the momentum they had last season as an elite level AHL club.

    Rochester goaltender Matt Hackett got 16 penalty minutes in the game, including a roughing call, diving call, and unsportsmanlike call (all minors) in three separate incidents in the Second Period that he chased down with a 10 Misconduct and a Game Misconduct late in the Third Period. You don't often see an unglued mess like that between the pipes. Treasure the memory, Crunch fans.

    Syracuse gets Wilkes-Barre/Scranton tomorrow at home.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 28 weeks ago

    Crunch waste a chance to get 2 points.

    SYR-3
    BNG-4 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 39 shots for the OT loss. I confess to being a Riku Helenius man, if you're asking me who'd I'd like to see win the goaltending competition in Syracuse.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Tyrell, (1) (Korobov, Rankin), 1:24
    BNG Grant, (1) , 3:35 (SH)
    SYR Tyrell, (2) , 15:41 (SH)
    SYR Rankin, (1) (Angelidis), 18:58

    Third Period
    BNG Cowick, (1) (Ceci), 6:42
    BNG Zibanejad, (1) (Wideman), 9:13 (PP)

    Overtime
    BNG Ceci, (1) (Petersson), 2:13

    Dana Tyrell was the game's second star, leading an excellent effort by some of the veteran guys. The team also got excellent physical contributions from guys like Philippe Paradis, as well. It won't take long for the younger guys to adjust and start chipping in, too. As it is, though, it still hurts to squander a 2 goal lead in the final frame. Syracuse gets a week to stew on it until their home opener against Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 29 weeks ago

    Syracuse finishes the preseason up.

    SYR-2
    STJ-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss, but was also named the game's third star in defeat.

    Nikita Nesterov had a shorthanded goal for the Crunch and added a helper in the contest. Cedric Paquette got the Crunch's second goal, deflecting a Nesterov point shot on the power play.

    Syracuse will get an influx of 8 players from Tampa Bay, including veteran Dana Tyrell and ex-first rounder Brett Connolly. They'll have a week of practice before opening their season Saturday in Binghamton against the Senators.

    Game recap from Stjohnsicecaps.com.

  • 1 year 30 weeks ago

    Odd numbered seasons suit Riku.

    SYR-1
    STJ-0

    Riku Helenius stopped all 27 shots he faced for the victory.

    Geoff Walker scored on the power play for the lone goal of the match.

    Game recap from Syracusecrunch.com.

  • 1 year 30 weeks ago

    Dump truck!

    SYR-5
    STJ-2

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 21 shots after spelling Cedrick Desjardins, who was flawless in the opening half of the game.

    Syracuse got a pair of goals by Cedric Paquette (aka Dump Truck), and goals by Luke Witkowski, Tanner Richard, and Vladislav Namestnikov.

    The teams will square off again Saturday night.

    Game recap from Syracusecrunch.com.

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