Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 43 weeks ago

    Crunch end tough weekend. Ben Bishop ends the Panik attack.

    SYR-2
    BNG-5

    Dustin Tokarski allowed five goals on 38 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    BNG Da Costa, (1) (Prince), 10:23
    SYR Johnson, (15) (Palat), 15:06 (SH)

    Second Period
    BNG Da Costa, (2) (Schneider), 3:35
    BNG Silfverberg, (5) (Cannone, Borowiecki), 8:44
    SYR Gauthier, (2) (Taormina), 18:19

    Third Period
    BNG Wiercioch, (5) (Prince, Da Costa), 11:27
    BNG Da Costa, (3) (Prince, Benoit), 12:04

    Richard Panik had his scoring streak snapped at a dozen games. Time to start a new one.

    Syracuse was outshot 19-3 in the final frame, which might be indicative of fatigue setting in with the team playing 3 in 3 nights for the 3rd straight weekend. They'll do it again starting Friday, too, which I find interesting considering the complaint made about the Norfolk affiliation was regarding long, fatiguing road trips costing practice time. How about long, fatiguing weekends and constantly playing 3 in 3 night sets? The good news is that there are only 3 more of those sets after this coming weekend, and the next one is in February, so things will at least begin to settle down into more 3 in 4 night scenarios.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 43 weeks ago

    Syracuse beats the odds with a remarkable third period comeback.

    SYR-4
    CT-3 (OT)

    Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 27 shots to get the victory.

    First Period
    CT Thomas, (5) (Haley, Miller), 18:49

    Second Period
    CT Parlett, (1) (Segal), 13:53

    Third Period
    CT Hrivik, (2) (Newbury, Kolarik), 3:03 (PP)
    SYR Johnson, (14) , 6:37
    SYR Panik, (10) (Devos), 12:45
    SYR Panik, (11) , 13:20

    Overtime
    SYR Barberio, (4) (Conacher), 4:13

    Mark Barberio and Richard Panik (pictured) were the game's first and second stars. The Panik attack's two goals continued his scoring streak, which now stands at a dozen games. His 11 goals now break him into the top-10 in the AHL in goal scoring. Look out. Before the season Panik would've been a longshot to make the Lightning's NHL roster. He's now worked himself toward the head of the line among the young players in Syracuse for whenever the lockout finally ends, and his versatility and high ceiling will be tantalizing for Steve Yzerman and Guy Boucher when they consider how to fill out the team.

    Well over 90% of the time in professional hockey, when a team builds a 3-goal lead in the third period, it's over. On the rare ocassion that a team manages to overcome that deficit, it can be a huge team-building moment for the winning team, and a crippling emotional blow for the loser. And, the effects of the game can linger for a week or two. So, for the Crunch, mark the calendar. Tonight was a big moment in 2012-2013 season.

    For the moment, the team sits in first place in the Eastern Conference. They'll conclude the weekend in Binghamton tomorrow against the Senators' outstanding goaltending corps.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 43 weeks ago

    Crunch comeback from a flat opening 40 falls short.

    SYR-3
    WBS-5

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Smith, (6) (Reese), 3:09
    SYR Panik, (9) (Gudas), 18:58

    Second Period
    WBS Bennett, (5) (Holzapfel, Peters), 8:49
    WBS Dumoulin, (1) (Holzapfel, Dupuis), 17:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Holzapfel, (5) (Bennett), 9:24 (PP)
    SYR Connolly, (7) (Devos, Korobov), 10:45
    SYR Devos, (2) (Barberio, Brown), 17:23 (PP)
    WBS Smith, (7) (Zatkoff), 19:53 (EN)

    Syracuse was outshot 30-12 through two periods before winning the shot battle in the final frame, 14-7. Flat as a pancake? I'd say so. That's got to be one of the bigger challenges for Coach Cooper. This is a deep, talented team that has already climbed the mountain. They're going to have games like this where they think they can just roll their helmets out on the ice and win, and that doesn't happen at any level of professional hockey.

    Richard Panik completed his masterpiece of a November with a goal. He had a point in all 11 games in the month, finishing with 8 goals and 15 points in that span. For a guy whose biggest knock has been inconsistency, this is a huge statement, and he's even managed to raise his season totals to a point a game with 9 goals and 18 points in 18 games, despite a slow October. I'll re-ask the question: by definition is he not the AHL Player of the Month? As of this posting, the Panik attack is tied for 13th in the league in scoring with the likes of first rounders like Nino Niedereiter and Zach Boychuk. Can he extend it deep into December?

    Dmitry Korobov slid into the league lead at +14, going +2 in a game where most of his teammates pulled minuses. There's a lot to like about big #44.

    Syracuse will face Connecticut tomorrow, hopefully having learned their lesson that they need to be prepared to go at the drop of the puck. Don't give the opposition a two period head start.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 44 weeks ago

    The Sharks get bit by one of Syracuse's star rookies.

    SYR-6
    WOR-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed one goal on 26 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Brown, (2) (Connolly, Cote), 2:14
    SYR Brown, (3) (Nightingale, Devos), 5:55
    SYR Johnson, (12) (Panik), 6:16
    WOR Kearns, (7) (Pelech, Kennedy), 16:37

    Second Period
    SYR Johnson, (13) (Killorn, Taormina), 13:33 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Korobov, (2) (Connolly, Brown), 14:05 (PP)
    SYR Brown, (4) (Connolly, Devos), 17:31

    J.T. Brown (pictured), Tyler Johnson, and Brett Connolly were the game's three stars. This was inevitable. J.T. Brown has too many gifts to not have an outburst like this from time to time, especially when he's playing with guys like Connolly who are just as talented and creative.

    Lost in the jet fuel fumes of Brown's game is the fact Tyler Johnson just pulled into the league lead in goals with 13 in 17 games. TJ could hit 60 goals this year. He's got one of the best shots in the league, amazing wheels, and a talented supporting cast around him. Conacher got all the awards last year, but we may well see Johnson carrying the bulk of the hardware in 2012-2013.

    The Panik attack hit 10 games today with an assist on one of Johnson's goals. There's one more game left on the schedule for Syracuse in November, and here's an interesting philosophical question for the league to ponder. If a player gets a point in every single game in a month, should not said player be the Player of the Month? Am I wrong? Right now, Richard Panik has 7 goals and 13 points in 10 November contests.

    Dmitry Korobov scoring his second goal of the season gives me an opportunity to dote on the young KHL transplant. At +12 he's tied for third in the AHL in +/-, and 2 goals and 5 points in his first 14 games in North America is nothing to sneeze at. The big Belarussian is going to get better as he continues to settle in, and he's already pretty darned good.

    Syracuse sits in first in the Eastern Conference, and has another 3 games in 3 nights weekend starting on Friday against the Penguins.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 44 weeks ago

    And the Panik attack continues...

    SYR-4
    ALB-1

    Riku Helenius stopped 18 of 19 shots he faced for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Conacher, (9) (Taormina, Connolly), 14:52

    Second Period
    ALB Whitney, (1) (Henrique), 5:00
    SYR Johnson, (11) (Panik, Palat), 10:26
    SYR Killorn, (3) (Johnson, Palat), 13:04

    Third Period
    SYR Panik, (8) , 8:17

    Tyler Johnson and Richard Panik were the game's first and second stars. Panik extended his scoring streak to nine games, matching the other two longest streaks in the AHL this season. More importantly, Panik is now creeping into the league leaders in goals and points alongside fellow Crunch forwards Johnson and Cory Conacher. This is big news for the Lightning organization. If he translates his stellar play in November consistently over the rest of the year, he will be in Tampa Bay next season. There's never been any doubt Panik has the highest upside of any forward in the Lightning organization. If he puts it all together, he's Marian Hossa reincarnate, and the rest of the NHL should be wary of him joining a team that already has the likes of Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman.

    Alex Killorn got the third goal of his rookie campaign tonight and it's hard not to be pleased with the 11 points he has in his first 16 games, but there's something instructive buried deeper in the stats. Killorn actually leads Syracuse in shots on goal with 49, ahead of Johnson's 47. The difference is that Johnson has an NHL shot and Killorn doesn't, yet. Developing an NHL shot can be done with hard work. Ask Vincent Lecavalier. And, if Killorn puts that work in, it can be the difference between a 5-10 year NHL career as a lower-liner and a 10-15 year career as a top two-liner. With the style of game he plays, which is a north-south, shoot first kind of game, if he fine tunes his shot he's going to score a lot of goals. He's an Ivy League guy, so I suspect he's capable of calculating the difference in career earning power in both scenarios. And, when he does, I'm fairly confident he'll find the cost-benefit of putting that extra time in will be well justified.

    Syracuse ends their weekend set tomorrow afternoon in Worcester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 44 weeks ago

    Bingo has goaltending.

    BNG 2
    SYR 1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed two goals on 24 shots for the loss. He got in a duel with Robin Lehner and came up one goal short.

    First Period
    BNG Eckford, (4) (Grant, Claesson), 1:13

    Second Period
    NONE

    Third Period
    BNG Grant, (6) , 1:11
    SYR Panik, (7) (Johnson, Barberio), 6:12 (PP)

    Richard Panik was the game's second star. Although Syracuse took the loss, the Panik attack is now a full eight games long. He'll try to extend his streak tomorrow in Albany.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 45 weeks ago

    3 games in 3 nights. 3 wins. 16 total goals.

    SYR-5
    HER-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on just 19 shots, but got the win to run his season record to 7-1-0-1.

    First Period
    SYR Gudas, (1) (Panik), 12:04
    HER Taffe, (5) (Kundratek, Stafford), 15:33 (PP)
    SYR Taormina, (2) (Connolly, Brown), 17:46

    Second Period
    HER Syner, (1) (Beaudoin, Schilling), 10:33
    SYR Panik, (6) (Korobov, Gudas), 12:21

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (6) (Palat), 8:08
    SYR Johnson, (10) (Gudas, Labrie), 8:54
    HER Hamill, (4) (Berry, Kane), 15:21

    Radko Gudas (pictured), Brett Connolly, and Richard Panik were the game's three stars. Gudas' night was an uncharacteristic offensive outburst of 1 goal and 2 assists to double his overall point total for the season.

    The Panik attack has now lasted 7 games, and he now has 5 goals and 9 points in those 7 games. After a slow October where he had 3 points in 7 games, Panik's now run his overall statistics to 6 goals and 12 points in 14 games, as he stalks a point a game.

    Syracuse is now 10-2-1-1 through their first 14 games. Their 22 points gives them a 6 point cushion right now in the East Division. They've also managed to tied Springfield for the best record in the Eastern Conference, and their 54 goals are 5 clear of the next best team in the conference, as well.

    Syracuse draws Binghamton at home next on Friday night to start another 3 games in 3 nights weekend.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 45 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    JT Brown described his team as having a good feeling going into the first intermission Saturday.

    Leading 1-0 over the Adirondack Phantoms, it only got better for the Syracuse Crunch, who scored four times in the first 12 minutes of the second period en route to a 5-2 victory -- their second straight -- at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "Our team has been playing well the past few games, and that's just the kind of thing we needed," Brown said. "We needed to put together a few good games to get ourselves rolling."

  • 1 year 45 weeks ago

    Dominant.

    ADK-2
    SYR-5

    Riku Helenius allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the victory. I'm not sure he ever got staked to a 5 goal lead for low-scoring, defensive-minded JYP last season. He had to be reveling in all the goal support tonight.

    First Period
    SYR Labrie, (3) (Conacher, Barberio), 13:09

    Second Period
    SYR Conacher, (8) (Taormina, Connolly), 1:32 (PP)
    SYR Palat, (2) (Brown, Killorn), 8:19
    SYR Connolly, (5) (Brown), 9:59
    SYR Panik, (5) (Barberio, Johnson), 11:53 (PP)
    ADK Schenn, (8) (Manning, Gustafsson), 13:27 (PP)

    Third Period
    ADK Gustafsson, (2) (Roe, Syvret), 10:07

    Brett Connolly (pictured), Cory Conacher, and J.T. Brown were the game's three stars. Who knows, they could be playing together in Tampa if the owners ever pull their heads out of the sand and have a season.

    Pierre-Cedric Labrie and Richard Panik each came within a helper of Gordie Howe hat tricks tonight. The Panik attack has lasted 6 consecutive games now, with points in every game in November. It's his month, I guess.

    As I mentioned the last time Syracuse faced the Phantoms, bear in mind this Adirondack roster is dotted with NHLers like Bourdon, Schenn, Couturier, Rinaldo, etc. Their record doesn't bear it out, but that's a very talented team and Syracuse put them over their knee and spanked them hard tonight.

    The Crunch finish their weekend tomorrow in Hershey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 45 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Seeing that there were only four men on the ice after the first Syracuse Crunch line change, Philip-Michael Devos quickly jumped on the ice to join the play.

    The center accepted a pass from Richard Panik and fed it to an open Tyler Johnson, who fired the puck past Hershey Bears goalie Braden Holtby to give the Crunch a one-goal lead less than a minute into the game.

    "I looked and there were only four guys on the ice, so I'm going to go," Devos said. "I jumped on, and four seconds later, the puck was in the net."

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