Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 46 weeks ago

    Post lockout misery continues...

    BNG-1
    SYR-0 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski took the vicious, hard luck shootout loss stopping all 27 he faced in the real game and 3 of 4 in the penalty shot session.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    BNG- DaCosta
    SYR- NONE

    Tokarski was the game's third star. How Robin Lehner got just second star after stopping 40 shots and 5 shooters is beyond me, but they gave the top spot to DaCosta for the winner in the shootout.

    The Crunch will try to post the slump buster again tomorrow against St. John's.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 47 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Less than two minutes after the Syracuse Crunch squandered a golden opportunity, the Lake Erie Monsters made them pay.

    The Crunch, unable to take the lead with a five minute power play in the third period, allowed the Monsters to score the game-winner on an ensuing man-advantage, losing its third straight, 4-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "It's one of those games where didn't capitalize when we should have," said Crunch captain Mike Angelidis.

    "The bottom line is that they scored on their power play and we didn't score on ours," Angelidis added. "The special teams lost the game for us, I guess."

  • 1 year 47 weeks ago

    Post-lockout pains continue.

    LE-4
    SYR-2

    Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss. He's now just one game over .500 and his .878 save percentage is ugly. This can't be what anyone had in mind when he came over from JYP.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    LE Carey, (7) (Agozzino, Pock), 3:42
    LE Pock, (5) (Carey, Steffes), 8:55
    SYR Palat, (5) (Connolly, Gudas), 9:20
    SYR Palat, (6) (Johnson), 16:23 (SH)

    Third Period
    LE Thomas, (15) (Sgarbossa, Connolly), 16:59 (PP)
    LE Chouinard, (1) , 19:59 (EN)

    You can't really say anything other than, "It'll get better." Richard Panik will come off suspension, Taormina will get healthy, and this group will begin to settle into their new roles and get used to new on-ice combinations. But, it's going to hurt a bit over the next couple of weeks to get there. The team did outshoot Lake Erie tonight and it is showing signs of improvement. But, it takes time to build chemistry.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 47 weeks ago

    Syracuse meets the post-lockout bump in the road.

    SYR-1
    RCH-4

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    RCH Mancari, (11) (Porter, Sundher), 14:17

    Second Period
    RCH Flynn, (13) (Adam, Crawford), 4:41
    RCH Rankin, (9) (Schofield, Varone), 7:05
    SYR Nightingale, (1) (Johnson, Palat), 16:31

    Third Period
    RCH Varone, (4) (Biega, Schofield), 14:14

    Chemistry in hockey can be a weird thing. There are plenty of examples of teams that weather losing a key player and continue to play well. But, in the case of the Crunch, they're dealing with losing Keith Aulie, Cory Conacher, and P.C. Labrie to Tampa Bay, Taormina being down with an injury right now, and Richard Panik on a three game suspension. Clearly it was too much to overcome tonight as the team struggles to develop continuity. Even once Panik and Taormina return, it's a tall task to try to replace a defenseman with NHL experience, the reigning AHL MVP, and an emotional and physical leader like Nacho. Fans of the Lightning farm team have been a little spoiled over the last year plus and these next few weeks are going to be a little tough as Syracuse works through the changes. It'll settle down eventually. Jon Cooper's too good a coach not to get it settled down and back on track. However, be aware, this isn't going to be quite the same juggernaut it was moving forward.

    Syracuse plays Lake Erie tomorrow while the big boys get going against Washington.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 48 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite a change in the cast of characters, it seemed like the Syracuse Crunch were primed to pull off the same drama Saturday.

    A night after overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat the Norfolk Admirals in the shootout, the Crunch again found themselves down by a pair of goals to the Rochester Americans.

    With Syracuse pouring on the pressure, Brett Connolly knocked a rebound past Rochester goalie David Leggio less than seven minutes into the third period to cut the deficit to one.

    But unlike the night before, a comeback wasn't in the script. The Americans answered with a pair of goals in the following 10 minutes, topping the Crunch 4-1 at the Onondaga County War Memorial. The loss snaps a five-game winning streak for Syracuse (24-8-2-3), which paces the American Hockey League with 53 points.

  • 1 year 48 weeks ago

    The exodus to Tampa begins...

    RCH-4
    SYR-1

    Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    RCH Schofield, (4) (Sundher, Biega), 5:11
    RCH Tarnasky, (8) (Flynn, Crawford), 13:26 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (15) (Killorn, Palat), 6:34 (PP)
    RCH Porter, (11) (Brennan, Biega), 10:47
    RCH Brennan, (14) (Mancari, Adam), 15:11 (PP)

    Brett Connolly was the game's second star after scoring Syracuse's only goal.

    As might be expected, Alex Hutchings and Charles Landry were called up from the Coast before the game. This allowed the Crunch to pull several of their vets from the lineup as they prepare to head to Tampa for abbreviated training camp. That, in of itself, made things weird enough. But, once Richard Panik got himself kicked out early in the Second Period of the game, the lineup really got scrambled beyond recognition. It's going to be a strange next few weeks as players move up and down from Tampa. Once the roster finally settles down a little, this Syracuse team will have to re-learn how to play together with the personnel who are left. That's why Jon Cooper makes the big bucks.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 48 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    For Mike Angelidis, one of the strengths of the Syracuse Crunch is its ability to remain positive.

    Down by a goal in the third period to the Norfolk Admirals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday, the Crunch captain knew if his team poured on the pressure, it would find the game-tying goal.

    Syracuse outshot Norfolk 23-4 in the third, finding the equalizer midway through the frame and and ultimately winning the game, 3-2, in the shootout. The Crunch has won five straight and seven of its last eight.

    "It gets frustrating when you keep shooting the puck and missing the net or they're blocking shots," Angelidis said. "It's frustrating, but if you keep playing the game and you stay positive, good things happen."

  • 1 year 48 weeks ago

    Jared Nightingale!?!?

    NOR-2
    SYR-3 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 2 goals on 20 shots before stopping 2 of 4 shooters in the penalty shot session to secure the win.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Palmieri, (12) (Holland), 2:32 (PP)
    NOR Palmieri, (13) , 7:34 (PP)
    SYR Gauthier, (4) (Conacher, Killorn), 15:57

    Third Period
    SYR Labrie, (8) (Korobov, Angelidis), 13:16

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NOR- Holland, Etem
    SYR- Wyman, Palat, Nightingale, Panik

    Jared Nightingale and Danick Gauthier were the game's first and third stars. Both may be called on to shoulder a bigger load with the NHL lockout over with.

    Those looking for clues on who might go up to Tampa for the abbreviated training camp got very few from tonight's lineup. Perhaps tomorrow's game against Rochester will help yield a better picture with camps around the NHL set to open on Sunday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 48 weeks ago

    In possibly their last game together as a group, Syracuse gets a win...

    SYR-5
    RCH-3

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 31 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (14) (Gauthier, Korobov), 10:25
    RCH Mancari, (9) (Porter, Finley), 13:14

    Second Period
    SYR Panik, (18) (Palat, Cote), 6:50
    SYR Angelidis, (6) (Killorn, Taormina), 10:54
    RCH Adam, (8) (Rankin, Brennan), 19:26 (PP)

    Third Period
    RCH Flynn, (11) (Tarnasky), 11:25
    SYR Gauthier, (3) (Connolly, Devos), 12:20
    SYR Wyman, (3) (Killorn), 18:11

    Brett Connolly and Mike Angelidis were the game's first and second stars. If Lightning camp does indeed get going this weekend, tonight may have been Connolly's last in a Crunch jersey.

    Richard Panik (pictured) is just 1 goal shy of his total from all of last season, and the Panik attack might well be deserving of at least an abbreviated training camp look.

    Alex Killorn has 5 multi-point games in his last 10 outings. He's another one who might deserve a look.

    Good to see Ondrej Palat back after getting banged up in the first game in Norfolk over the weekend. He is one of those guys who is the straw that stirs the drink.

    Things get interesting now. The team has a game against Norfolk in Syracuse on Friday night. Speculation around the league earlier this week had most training camps opening on Saturday. Head Coach Jon Cooper made a comment about possibly losing a lot of his current roster to the NHL, presumably for an abbreviated camp as the Lightning evaluate whether it's smart (I think it is) to add a couple of these AHLers who have been playing well and don't have any rust to shake off. Watch the transaction wire the next couple of days, because you might see callups from Florida of the ECHL that signal what's to come.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 year 49 weeks ago

    Crunch sweep homecoming weekend in dramatic fashion.

    SYR-4
    NOR-3 (OT)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 25 shots for the victory after Jon Cooper chose to pass over Riku Helenius for the start and keep the same netminder for the back end of the two game set. We'll see if Riku goes on Wednesday or if Cooper has evoked the "stick with a winner" selection process.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    NOR Kurtz, (3) (Vatanen, Rosehill), 2:54
    SYR Killorn, (13) (Wyman, Gudas), 3:48
    NOR Maroon, (10) (Vatanen, Sexton), 12:28 (PP)
    SYR Namestnikov, (2) (Labrie), 17:58

    Third Period
    SYR Panik, (17) (Connolly, Cote), 3:46
    NOR Palmieri, (11) (Vatanen), 11:39 (PP)

    Overtime
    SYR Connolly, (13) (Killorn), 2:21

    Brett Connolly was the game's first star. He's been pretty consistent all season, statistically. If you look at his last 22 games, for instance, he was only held off the scoresheet in 6 of those games. That's got to make Coach Cooper, and Guy Boucher for that matter, smile.

    Richard Panik is now just 2 goals shy from his total of all last season. The Panik attack has lit the lamp 4 times in the last 3 games.

    Vladislav Namestnikov is also consistently finding the scoresheet since his return from injury. He got his second pro goal tonight and he has 2 goals and 3 points in the 5 games since he came off the shelf.

    Alex Killorn had his 4th multi-point game in his last 9 outings. He was chipping in singles in the early part of the season, but now he's starting to really pick up steam in his rookie campaign.

    Syracuse moves on Wednesday to face Rochester.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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