Admirals Game Results

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    ADK-4
    SYR-3 (OT)

    Riku Helenius allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the overtime loss. He's struggled in his past couple of starts and currently checks in with a horrific .824 save percentage. Ouch.

    First Period
    SYR Connolly, (3) (Conacher), 8:21 (PP)

    Second Period
    ADK McGinn, (2) (Syvret, Schenn), 1:07
    ADK McGinn, (3) (Schenn, Mangene), 8:45
    SYR Killorn, (1) (Palat), 13:31
    SYR Killorn, (2) (Taormina), 14:01 (PP)

    Third Period
    ADK Schenn, (4) (Couturier, Gustafsson), 18:58 (PP)

    Overtime
    ADK Manning, (2) (Schenn, Couturier), 0:14 (PP)

    Alex Killorn (pictured) was named the game's second star. I got a question on the message boards about Alex Killorn's quiet start. Two goals and six points in his first seven games is nothing to sneeze at. On the list of things that concern me about the start of this season, J.T. Brown getting nicked up and Richard Panik having his photograph on the side of a milk carton rate quite a bit higher.

    Syracuse came within 1:02 if taking a win against an Adirondack team that, on paper, looks to be one of the better teams in the conference. I liked the start, with Brett Connolly cashing a check he wrote in his interview after yesterday's game, and I liked Killorn bringing the team back after surrendering the lead in the first half of the second period. But, they got back on their heels a bit in the third period and didn't quite get that one more big save they needed. Welcome to the lockout version of the AHL, boys. You're going to have to up your game when protecting a lead when 1/4 of Adirondack's roster was playing in Flyers jerseys last year.

    The rematch goes down Friday night in Adirondack.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It took all of 38 seconds for the Syracuse Crunch to find the back of the net Saturday, but it was all downhill from there.

    Seeing Brett Connolly and Alex Killorn crashing the net, Cory Conacher threw the puck on goal. After banking off one of the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins defenders' skates, it slid past goalie Jeff Zatkoff.

    "That was one good bounce we had all game," Conacher said.

  • 3 years 15 weeks ago

    The Lightning's AHL affiliate suffers its first regulation regular season loss since the day of the Super Bowl.

    WBS-4
    SYR-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 3 goals on 32 shots for his first regulation loss of the year. Your serve, Riku.

    First Period
    SYR Conacher, (5) (Killorn, Connolly), 0:38
    WBS Tangradi, (3) (Grant), 14:10

    Second Period
    WBS Holzapfel, (2) (Gibbons, Reese), 5:35
    WBS Bennett, (1) (Smith, Ferriero), 7:57 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Tangradi, (4) , 18:06 (EN)

    Cory Conacher was the game's second star.

    Coincidentally, the Norfolk Admirals also lost their first game of the season tonight, finally snapping that franchise's regular season win streak. Quite the run for both these players in Syracuse and that franchise down in The Commonwealth.

    Syracuse gets Adirondack tomorrow afternoon, presumably with the big Finn Helenius between the pipes.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 16 weeks ago

    Tic goes 3-0-0-0 for the weekend.

    SYR-3
    WBS-1

    Dustin Tokarski allowed just 1 goal on 21 shots to collect his third victory of the weekend and the season. He came within 1:57 of the shutout before Phillipe Dupuis popped in a power play goal to spoil the bid.

    First Period
    SYR Aulie, (1) (Palat, Connolly), 3:38
    SYR Conacher, (4) (Connolly, Palat), 16:03 (PP)
    SYR Johnson, (5) (Barberio, Killorn), 17:54 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    WBS Dupuis, (2) (Dumoulin, Reese), 18:03 (PP)

    Keith Aulie (pictured), Brett Connolly, and Tokarski were your three stars. Aulie popped in his first goal of the season, which was his 6th in 115 career AHL games. He's the secret weapon. Connolly raised himself up to a point a game pace with his second multi-point outing in as many nights.

    These two teams rematch Saturday in Syracuse. The Crunch moved into a one point lead over Norfolk in the division with the W.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 16 weeks ago

    When Panik attacks...

    SYR-6
    BNG-5 (OT)

    Riku Helenius allowed 5 goals on 13 shots before leaving at 9:30 of the Second Period for dropping the gloves with opposing netminder Robin Lehner (yes, that happened). Dustin Tokarski was flawless on 14 shots the rest of the way for his second victory of the season.

    First Period
    BNG Hoffman, (1) (Silfverberg, Zibanejad), 7:25 (PP)
    BNG Cannone, (1) (Hoffman, Petersson), 9:18

    Second Period
    BNG Eckford, (2) (Stone, Petersson), 1:35 (PP)
    BNG Grant, (1) (Stone), 2:51
    BNG Borowiecki, (1) (Claesson, Schneider), 6:35
    SYR Conacher, (3) (Johnson), 10:29
    SYR Barberio, (2) (Johnson, Connolly), 12:36 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (2) (Labrie, Korobov), 6:57
    SYR Palat, (1) (Johnson, Panik), 11:39
    SYR Wyman, (1) (Panik, Barberio), 16:18

    Overtime
    SYR Panik, (1) , 3:44

    Richard Panik (pictured) was the game's first star, assisting on the final two goals in regulation of Syracuse's comeback before bagging the overtime winner. That's how you break out of your early season mini-slump in style.

    Tonight's win has to be considered a super concentrated, extra strength, team-building win. This was a vicious, nasty game that saw the teams rack up a combined 152 penalty minutes and reached the height of mutual contempt in the brawl between Lehner and Helenius at center ice. That, in and of itself, would make the W a sweet one. But, to crawl out of a 5-goal hole to get the 2 points? That's how you ingrain belief in the team concept. On the other end of the rink, Bingo not only blew a 5 goal lead, but they blew a 3 goal lead going into the Third Period, which should be a death sentence for the trailing team in professional hockey. That's going to be a devastating pill for them to swallow psychologically.

    Aside from Panik, multi-point nights abounded for the Crunch, with Tyler Johnson racking up 3 helpers and Mark Barberio and Brett Connolly each getting 1 goal and 1 assist. Newcomer Dmitry Korobov also hit the scoresheet for the first time this season with a helper and was a solid +3 in the win.

    Syracuse ended up outshooting Binghamton 42-27 in the game. The Crunch conclude the weekend tomorrow against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 17 weeks ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Fruitless on four previous power play attempts, the Syracuse Crunch found themselves with a two-man advantage for nearly two full minutes early in the third period Saturday.

    With plenty of extra time and space, it took only 34 seconds for Mark Barberio to set up Brett Connolly with a one-timer that beat Hershey Bears goalie Braden Holtby from the point.

    "I had a few chances last night and tonight," Connolly said. "It's always nice to see the puck go in the net."

  • 3 years 17 weeks ago

    Syracuse hangs on hard against one of the league's perennial powers.

    HER-3
    SYR-4

    Riku Helenius allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the victory, in a successful return to North American hockey. This battle between Helenius and Dustin Tokarski for the top spot between the pipes in Syracuse is going to rage all season, and both guys are going to be better for it. It's an embarrassment of riches to boast two guys who won championships last season in the AHL and Finnish SM-liiga, respectively. Good. Problem. To. Have.

    First Period
    SYR Angelidis, (2) (Wyman), 11:23 (SH)

    Second Period
    SYR Johnson, (3) (Conacher, Palat), 5:36
    HER Mitchell, (1) , 7:26 (SH)
    HER Almeida, (1) (Taffe, DiSalvatore), 14:36
    SYR Conacher, (2) (Taormina), 18:44

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (1) (Barberio, Conacher), 5:02 (PP)
    HER DiSalvatore, (1) (Kundratek, Taffe), 13:04 (PP)

    Cory Conacher (pictured) and Tyler Johnson were the game's first and second stars. For my money, Conacher was the best player in the league the first half of last season and Johnson the best in the second half. Why wouldn't they lead the Crunch in the home opener this year? With a little offseason rest, Conacher looks every bit the pesky scorer that tore up the league to start last year.

    Brett Connolly scored the winner to notch his first point of the season. It's only a matter of time until J.T. Brown and Richard Panik follow suit.

    No offense to our friends in Hershey, but I have to confess to being a little stunned that this year's version of the Bears is the least stacked, on paper, I've seen in a while. Sure, there's some fine players like Orlov and Holtby, but without the likes of Bourque or Giroux, this year's team lacks the fear factor of many recent editions. It's going to be interesting to see how the division plays out over the course of the season.

    The Crunch travel to Albany next on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 17 weeks ago

    A Syracuse comeback takes away a point on opening night.

    SYR-5
    ROC-6 (SO)

    Dustin Tokarski allowed 5 goals on 24 shots and 1 of 5 shooters to convert for the shootout loss. That's an ugly stat line for a young man trying to stave off a Riku Helenius challenge for the starting job.

    First Period
    RCH Tropp, (1) (Hodgson), 0:24
    SYR Barberio, (1) (Namestnikov, Killorn), 5:28 (PP)
    RCH Tropp, (2) (Adam, Schiestel), 14:52
    RCH Foligno, (1) (Porter, Mancari), 16:12

    Second Period
    RCH Pysyk, (1) (Rankin, Varone), 3:22
    SYR Angelidis, (1) (Wyman), 19:14

    Third Period
    SYR Conacher, (1) (Palat), 1:42
    SYR Johnson, (1) (Conacher, Taormina), 8:01
    SYR Johnson, (2) (Conacher, Palat), 10:09 (PP)
    RCH Mancari, (1) (Brennan, Foligno), 12:42 (PP)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    SYR- None
    ROC- Mancari

    Cory Conacher (pictured) was the game's second star after posting 1 goal and 2 assists on opening night.Tyler Johnson had a pair of goals and Ondrej Palat also had a multi-point night with a pair of helpers. Youngster Vladislav Namestnikov also posted his first professional point on an assist on Mark Barberio's game opening goal.

    I'm stunned that Syracuse threw out a shootout lineup of Palat, Connolly, Panik, Johnson, and Conacher and got nothing. That's five stud prospects with a lot of skill and... nada. I wouldn't have bet on that.

    Syracuse outshot Rochester 34-25 in the game, and was very game to come out of a three goal hole to get a point out of the night. When Johnson pulled Syracuse ahead for the first time in the Third Period, you even had to think for a moment that maybe that killer instinct from Norfolk last season was still in effect. There was plenty of good, plenty of bad, and plenty of coachable moments for Jon Cooper to work on the team with after this one.

    On to Syracuse tomorrow and the home opener against perennial power Hershey.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    Alex Killorn (pictured) had 3 goals and 1 assist to lead Syracuse to a 6-5 overtime victory over St. John's. Richard Panik also had a multi-point game with 1 goal and 1 assist, as did Mark Barberio with a pair of assists, including 1 on Ondrej Palat's overtime winner. Reigning AHL MVP Cory Conacher also had a goal and J.T. Brown and Keith Aulie added single helpers.

    Dustin Tokarski was between the pipes for the Crunch.

    Syracuse completes its preseason 3-0-0, sweeping the IceCaps, and moves on to Rochester where they'll face the Americans on opening night of the regular season on Friday.

    Game story from syracusecrunch.com.

  • 3 years 18 weeks ago

    SYR-3
    STJ-2 (SO)

    Riku Helenius got the shootout victory, stopping 3 of 4 in the penalty shot session.

    Brett Connolly and Matt Taormina had Syracuse's goals during regulation. Connolly also had the winner in the shootout with Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson also converting.

    Game story from syracusecrunch.com.

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