Admirals Game Results

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler was happy with the effort, but not the result.

    The Crunch allowed a pair of power play goals and empty-netters, as they fell to the Rochester Americans, 5-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "I thought our guys played well tonight," Zettler said. "I thought they competed hard, I thought they played well and I thought they deserved a better fate."

    Syracuse's Vlad Namestnikov opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal a little more than five minutes into the second, but the Crunch didn't stay ahead long.

  • 5 weeks 4 days ago

    Syracuse falls short in a tight one.

    RCH-5
    SYR-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the loss. This was one of the rare games where you had an opponent getting 2 EN goals sandwiched around a 6th attacker goal. Putting that tidbit aside, 3 goals on 18 shots is an ugly stat line for a goaltender.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (16) (Connolly), 5:13 (SH)
    RCH Larsson, (13) (Varone, MacKenzie), 9:59
    RCH Adam, (25) , 10:57 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Paquette, (15) (DiSalvatore, Henry), 1:55
    RCH Larsson, (14) (Tardif, Varone), 5:12 (PP)
    RCH Varone, (13) , 18:34 (EN)
    SYR Rankin, (12) (Paquette, Connolly), 19:36 (PP)
    RCH Zigomanis, (11) , 19:42 (EN)

    Cedric Paquette had the 7th multi-point night of his rookie campaign as the Dump Truck is closing in on a haul of about 20 goals. That'd be a nice number to get to in his maiden voyage in professional hockey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler will look at the tape, but he already knows what it will show.

    The Crunch allowed three first period goals and struggled to get sustained pressure, as they fell to the Americans, 4-1, at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester Friday.

    "All of our chances came from getting it deep and then going from there," Zettler said. "We have some good size and we have some guys that can grind it out down low, but we weren't committed to doing that."

  • 5 weeks 5 days ago

    Thin Crunch defense ad rusty goaltending exposed.

    SYR-1
    RCH-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the loss. After the game, Head Coach Rob Zettler said Gudlevsis might've wanted a couple of those goals back. That's perhaps unsurprising considering tonight was Kristers' first game action in a couple of weeks since standing on his head against Canada in the Olympics. Rust and readjustment were perhaps to be expected.

    First Period
    RCH Larsson, (12) (Catenacci, Armia), 11:29
    RCH Tardif, (18) (Varone, Ruhwedel), 14:41 (PP)
    RCH Schaller, (4) (Pysyk, Lieuwen), 17:51

    Second Period
    RCH Armia, (6) (Gillies, Ruhwedel), 14:05

    Third Period
    SYR Angelidis, (10) (Namestnikov, Nesterov), 8:56

    With injuries and the recent trade of Matt Taormina leaving the Crunch thin on the backline, they had to press some of their more fringe prospects into service. The result was Rochester swiftly racing out to a 4-0 lead. Follow the minuses and you'll see exactly who Rochester was picking on. Couple a green D with shaky goaltending, and that's the end result.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago

    Syracuse's point streak is snapped at 6 games.

    SYR-0
    ADK-3

    Anders Lindback allowed 3 goals on 19 shots for the loss. If all goes to plan, he'll be recalled either later tonight or early tomorrow and Kristers Gudlevskis will be returned to Syracuse.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    ADK Gervais, (8) (Akeson, McGinn), 1:35
    ADK McGinn, (18) (Manning, Akeson), 12:31

    Third Period
    ADK Matczak, (1) (Akeson, VandeVelde), 13:46

    Syracuse sees the opportunity to get back to .500 slide by the boards. Syracuse's next game is Friday, the night after Steven Stamkos is supposed to return in Tampa Bay. Presuming Valtteri Filppula is also back for the Lightning by then, one would presume Gudlevskis may be joined by 1-2 players from the Lightning to bolster the Crunch for next weekend.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The Syracuse Crunch won their fourth-straight, but they didn't make it easy.

    The Crunch let a three-goal lead slip away in the third period, but converted on a power play in overtime to slip past the Adirondack Phantoms, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    Syracuse coach Rob Zettler was glad to get the two points, but believed his team shouldn't have given up four goals.

    "I thought our third period was, frankly, borderline embarrassing," Zettler said. "I thought it was bad. I thought they controlled the whole third period. I thought we controlled the whole second period, and we turned around and we were completely flat in the third period."

  • 6 weeks 4 days ago

    Surging Syracuse outlasts Adirondack.

    ADK-4
    SYR-5 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 36 shots, but got the OT victory.

    First Period
    SYR Tyrell, (8) (Richard), 7:25
    ADK Cousins, (6) (Flanagan, Holmstrom), 17:28 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Paradis, (2) (Labrie, Angelidis), 11:29
    SYR Tyrell, (9) (Richard, Panik), 14:58
    SYR DiSalvatore, (9) (Connolly, Paquette), 15:16

    Third Period
    ADK Flanagan, (5) (Alderson, Alt), 8:43 (PP)
    ADK Alt, (3) (Lauridsen, Bordson), 17:10
    ADK McGinn, (17) (Gervais, Manning), 18:01

    Overtime
    SYR Panik, (3) (DiSalvatore, Taormina), 1:37 (PP)

    Richard Panik and Dana Tyrell were the game's first and second stars. Tonight was Panik's third straight multi-point game and he has 2 goals and 8 points over those three games. Simply put: we're starting to see the dominant version of Richard Panik re-emerge. Tanner Richard also posted back-to-back multi-point nights for the first time in his pro career.

    The victory moves the Crunch back to just 1 game under the .500 mark. Unfortunately, they're 13 points out of 8th place in the Eastern Conference, as of this posting. But, if they continue to extend this 5 game streak of games where they've gotten points, who knows, they might just make this thing a little interesting before all is said and done. Tomorrow they face Adirondack again with the planned starter being Anders Lindback before he completes his conditioning stint and returns to the Lightning.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    The first tests for Anders Lindback came just moments after the puck dropped.

    The Tampa Bay Lightning netminder, sent to Syracuse for a weekend conditioning assignment, made a few crucial saves in the opening minutes. Once he had time to settle in, Lindback stopped a steady stream of shots in his first game since Jan. 30.

    "I got a couple of good shots early on, and they came pretty hard," Lindback said. "Then it was continuous the whole game, it was an even pace, which is what you prefer."

    Lindback registered a 30-save shutout in his Crunch debut, as Syracuse won its third-straight by topping the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "He's huge. He takes up a lot of the net," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler of the 6-6 Swede, who is expected to make another start Sunday. "Just him going down in the butterfly takes up a lot of net. They've got to make a great shot to beat him."

  • 6 weeks 5 days ago

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton gets Lindbacked!

    WBS-0
    SYR-4

    Anders Lindback stopped all 30 shots he faced for the shutout victory. I guess the ankle is feeling better.

    First Period
    SYR Richard, (2) (Panik, Tyrell), 2:02
    SYR Taormina, (5) (Panik, Richard), 19:18

    Second Period
    SYR Taormina, (6) (Angelidis, Paradis), 5:23
    SYR Olson, (3) (Rankin, Langelier-Parent), 6:50

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Lindback, Matt Taormina, and Dana Tyrell were the game's three stars.

    Richard Panik extended his point streak to 3 games with 2 goals and 7 points over that span. Tanner Richard closed February with his second multi-point game of the month and third overall this season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 7 weeks 3 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After a tough overtime loss on Friday, Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler decided to shake up his lines.

    The newly formed trio of Richard Panik, Vlad Namestnikov and Dana Tyrell found instant chemistry. The trio combined for four points Saturday, and added nine points in a 5-2 win over the Hershey Bears in the AHL Showcase at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Sunday.

    Syracuse, which finished the weekend with five points in three games to break a recent slump, has won back-to-back games for the first time since mid-January. For Zettler, the effort has been there, but the team hasn't seen the rewards.

    "Tonight I thought, from start to finish, it might have been our best hockey game," Zettler said. "The work ethic, the smarts, how to play it. It was just really good overall."

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