Admirals Game Results

  • 31 weeks 5 days ago

    Crunch drop back below .500.

    SYR-0
    ALB-4

    ATO Charles Lavigne allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    ALB Boucher, (20) (Scarlett, Pesonen), 12:08 (PP)
    ALB Boucher, (21) (Pesonen, Timmins), 15:24
    ALB McKelvie, (9) (Zajac, Pesonen), 16:09
    ALB Scarlett, (6) (Whitney, Boucher), 18:12 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Syracuse is 1 game under .500 with 3 left to play in the regular season. Their last game is next Saturday at Hamilton, at which point you'd assume a few more Crunch players will join the Lightning for depth purposes during their playoff run.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 31 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    In a game marred by many physical altercations, the Syracuse Crunch offense had a breakout performance.

    The Crunch took a three-goal lead in the first period, and continued to cruise through multiple incidents, as they topped the Toronto Marlies, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "We played a good game," said Syracuse forward Brett Connolly, who finished with four points. "I think they embarrassed themselves."

  • 31 weeks 6 days ago

    Back to .500.

    TOR-3
    SYR-6

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 36 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Angelidis, (12) (Ikonen, Connolly), 1:00 (PP)
    SYR Paradis, (6) (DiSalvatore, Angelidis), 12:33
    SYR Gourde, (6) (DiSalvatore, Connolly), 18:38 (PP)

    Second Period
    TOR Carrick, (11) (Ross), 3:29
    SYR Marchessault, (20) (Cote, Erne), 10:25
    SYR Marchessault, (21) (Connolly, Cote), 12:38 (SH)
    TOR Brennan, (23) (Ross, Carrick), 19:18

    Third Period
    TOR McKegg, (18) (Marshall, Kozun), 4:09
    SYR Connolly, (20) (Namestnikov, Ikonen), 17:17

    Jonathan Marchessault, Brett Connolly, and Mike Angelidis were the game's three stars. New Crunch forward Henri Ikonen managed his first two AHL points on helpers to bookend the scoring for Syracuse. The 4 point night for Connolly points to him potentially providing some depth options to Tampa Bay in the playoffs as well. As I said after last night's win, this team is figuring out some of its chemistry for next season, and guys like Gourde and Marchessault finding their grooves bodes well for a bounce back next year. The team is back to .500 with 4 games left in the regular season, and if they can finish with a winning record that will be a major accomplishment considering this franchise supplied 9 prospects who became full time NHLers in Tampa Bay this season.

    Box score and extended statistics from NHL.com.

  • 32 weeks 7 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    During regulation, it was all about the dueling power plays.

    Both Syracuse and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored a pair of power play goals in the first two periods, but the Penguins pushed past the Crunch in a shootout, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    Although it's late for a playoff push, Syracuse has points in seven of its last eight games.

    "I've been pretty happy with our game overall," said Crunch coach Rob Zettler. "We're finding a little more offense lately. We're getting some more pucks to the net, and we've got some more finishers on our team now too, which is a good thing."

  • 32 weeks 8 hours ago

    Playing out the string, Crunch still sorting out themselves for next season.

    WBS-3
    SYR-2 (SO)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 2 goals on 31 shots before allowing 2 of 5 to convert in the penalty shot session for the Shootout loss.

    First Period
    WBS Kobasew, (9) (Ebbett, Dumoulin), 4:46 (PP)
    SYR Namestnikov, (19) (Korobov, Connolly), 8:18 (PP)
    SYR DiSalvatore, (11) (Marchessault, Mormina), 16:09 (PP)

    Second Period
    WBS Kobasew, (10) (Machacek, Dumoulin), 7:28 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    WBS- Zlobin, Machachek
    SYR- NONE

    Yanni Gourde and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's second and third stars. Henri Ikonen made his North American pro debut with 2 shots and he was also unsuccessful in his shootout attempt.

    Syracuse remains stuck at 1 game under .500 with 5 games left in their season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 32 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Down by three midway through the third period, Syracuse Crunch head coach Rob Zettler believed his team deserved better.

    Syracuse was outshooting Utica and had more quality scoring opportunities, but the Comets still had the advantage on the scoreboard.

    "I just thought we had control of the game, but they were winning," Zettler said.

    The Crunch's fortunes turned around quickly.

    Syracuse tied the score with three goals in the final 1:39 of regulation -- each time with the goalie pulled -- and Brett Connolly scored 2:36 into overtime, as the Crunch stunned the Comets, 6-5, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

  • 32 weeks 6 days ago

    Never say die.

    UTI-5
    SYR-6 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the OT win. The goal support came late, but whenever it comes it's always a beautiful thing.

    First Period
    SYR Paradis, (5) (Namestnikov, Mormina), 7:16
    UTI O'Reilly, (4) , 12:26 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (5) (Korobov, DiSalvatore), 16:44 (PP)

    Second Period
    UTI Friesen, (5) (Lain), 11:39
    UTI Friesen, (6) (Biega, Welsh), 18:27 (PP)

    Third Period
    UTI Kennedy, (1) (O'Reilly), 9:44
    UTI Welsh, (5) (Friesen, Sauve), 10:49
    SYR Namestnikov, (18) (Paradis, Paquette), 18:21
    SYR Marchessault, (18) (Connolly, Gourde), 18:52 (SH)
    SYR Marchessault, (19) (Paquette, Angelidis), 19:07 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (19) (Korobov, Namestnikov), 2:36

    Jonathan Marchessault, Philippe Paradis, and Vladislav Namestnikov were the game's three stars.

    You could watch 76 AHL games a year for the rest of your life and not see what happened tonight again. In pro hockey, having a 3 goal deficit at anytime in the Third Period should be a death sentence. Having it with less than 3 minutes left in the Third Period should absolutely be a death sentence. Having it with less than 3 minutes and having a man in the box for most of that time really, really should be a death sentence. The Syracuse Crunch scored 3 straight extra attacker goals late in the Third Period tonight to force Overtime. Two of those goals were technically shorthanded. Coach Gordon Bombay just called from Hollywood and even he thinks the plot tonight was implausible and ludicrous. That is not supposed to happen. Ever. There must not be a rock big or heavy enough for Utica to crawl under right now, because Syracuse bent the laws of time and space to find a way to win that game tonight. Wow.

    With the win, Syracuse moves to 1 game under .500 with 6 left to play. After winning tonight the way they did, who in their right mind would bet against them to get on the right side of .500 before the year's complete?

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 33 weeks 6 hours ago

    20 goals and counting for the Dump Truck.

    ALB-1
    SYR-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis had a light workload, stopping 16 of 17 for the victory to get back on track.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    ALB Pesonen, (13) (Urbom, Wedgewood), 11:30 (PP)
    SYR Paquette, (20) (Erne, Gourde), 17:58

    Third Period
    SYR Rankin, (14) (Sergeev), 8:21

    Evan Rankin, Cedric Paquette, and Dmitry Korobov were the game's three stars. Tonight's goal puts Dump Truck at 20 in his rookie campaign. To put that accomplishment in perspective, here's three recent Lightning prospects who didn't make it to 20 goals as a rookie at the AHL level: Ondrej Palat, Richard Panik, and J.T. Brown. So, ponder that for a moment, and be impressed at what Paquette has accomplished in his first year of professional hockey.

    Also, Adam Erne and Joel Vermin made their AHL debuts tonight with Erne getting his first point in the league by assisting on Paquette's goal.

    Syracuse climbs back to 2 games under .500 for the season. I still contend a solid goal for the Crunch should be to get over .500 for the year, which will set the tone for a solid season next year.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 33 weeks 7 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Two new faces were in the Syracuse Crunch's starting lineup Friday.

    Centered by Cedric Paquette, wingers Adam Erne and Joel Vermin were able to get the first-game jitters out of the way during the opening puck drop. Once they got their feet underneath them, they showed how effective they could be.

    "It's always good to get the butterflies out of the way early and get going with the game," Erne said.

    Vermin created multiple scoring opportunities in his Crunch debut and Adam Erne registered an assist in his first professional game, as Syracuse topped the Albany Devils, 2-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

  • 33 weeks 2 days ago

    Points streak goes up in flames in Rochester.

    SYR-2
    RCH-5

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 13 shots for the loss before giving way to Cedrick Desjardins, who allowed 1 on 11 shots the rest of the way. In Gudlevskis' defense, Syracuse's defense was not sharp tonight.

    First Period
    RCH Irwin, (4) (Varone, Petrecki), 2:48
    RCH Catenacci, (8) (Porter, Armia), 15:43
    RCH Irwin, (5) , 17:02

    Second Period
    RCH Catenacci, (9) (Armia, Makarov), 3:17
    SYR Paquette, (19) (Nesterov, Connolly), 19:53 (PP)

    Third Period
    RCH Roy, (7) (Grigorenko, Sundher), 3:32
    SYR Korobov, (3) (Paradis), 16:36

    Fortunately, Syracuse is about to enter ATO season with Joel Vermin and Adam Erne already in the fold (although they have yet to make their debuts) and Henri Ikonen likely on the way. Vermin and Ikonen, in particular, will be counted on to help turn things around for the Crunch next season.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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