Admirals Game Results

  • 1 year 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 49 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 50 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.

  • 1 year 50 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 50 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 51 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 51 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.

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