Admirals Game Results

  • 19 hours 53 min ago

    Can't stop the bleeding.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    Game One

    SYR- 1
    WBS- 5

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Leads the Series 1-0

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 20 shots for the loss before giving way to Adam Wilcox, who allowed 1 goal on 15 shots the rest of the way. Coach Zettler is tasked with the impossible task of choosing between a streaky goaltender who appears to have gone completely cold and a rookie ATO who has never won a professional game for Game Two. Flip a coin.

    First Period
    WBS Uher, (1) (Kuhnhackl, Rowney), 16:52

    Second Period
    WBS Kapanen, (1) (Megna), 6:03
    WBS Rowney, (1) (Goers, Uher), 6:34
    WBS Kapanen, (2) (Goers, Megna), 7:43
    SYR Peca, (1) (Angelidis, Vermin), 14:00

    Third Period
    WBS Syvret, (1) (Rowney, Sheary), 12:32

    Syracuse entered the playoffs having won just 1 of their last 10 down the stretch, and they got dominated tonight. It's not just that they didn't get the goaltending, but they also got outshot 35-23 as well, which gives you an idea of run of play. There's a small silver lining with Matthew Peca getting his first pro playoff goal, but it's super, super small. The Pens pinned a -4 on Syracuse's offensive bell cow, Jonathan Marchessault, and if Marchessault's line can't win their shifts, then Syracuse likely has no prayer.

    Honestly, I've got no helpful suggestions or tweaks that I can suggest at this juncture. I kept waiting for this team to gel with all the roster changes and ATO additions down the stretch, and it simply hasn't happened.

    Game Two is tomorrow night.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 6 days 20 hours ago

    Crunch complete their limp into the playoffs.

    BRI-4
    SYR-2

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals in 18 shots for the loss. Ugly stat line.

    First Period
    SYR Peca, (1) (Ikonen, Vermin), 5:11
    BRI Jeffrey, (25) (Quine), 6:57

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    BRI Mouillierat, (24) (Pulock, Quine), 9:53 (PP)
    BRI Markison, (1) (Sundstrom), 15:19
    SYR Blujus, (4) (Dotchin, Marchessault), 19:38 (PP)
    BRI Mayfield, (1) , 19:56 (EN)

    Matthew Peca, who scored his first professional goal, was the game's first star.

    Syracuse outshot Bridgeport 33-19 in the contest, but couldn't turn the tide on the scoreboard. The club finished the regular season 1-7-2 in their last 10 games. Ouch. The team will be the 5th seed in the East and start on the road against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in the opening round. It's hard to feel confident, though, given the team's marked swoon over the past 10 games.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 20 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Despite having a two goal lead early in the third period, the Syracuse Crunch couldn't hold on.

    The Flames scored twice in the final 14 minutes of regulation and Ken Agostino netted the game-winner 39 seconds into overtime, as Adirondack beat Syracuse, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "We lack the discipline to play a tighter game late in the third period," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. "They wanted to open up and we seemed like we wanted to go right along with that ride and open it up a little bit. Instead of clamping down and making smart plays throughout he neutral zone, we failed to do that."

  • 1 week 20 hours ago

    Snake bitten and still struggling.

    ADK-5
    SYR-4 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 5 goals on 34 shots for the OT loss. After getting his save percentage up as high as .906, Gudlevskis' recent struggles have dropped him back down to the goaltending Mendoza line of .900.

    First Period
    SYR Vermin, (12) (Peca, Koekkoek), 4:39
    ADK Poirier, (18) , Reinhart, 19:16

    Second Period
    SYR Point, (2) (Marchessault, Kunyk), 0:47
    SYR Gourde, (29) (Point, Ikonen), 4:52
    ADK Yonkman, (2) (Tousignant, Harris), 16:24

    Third Period
    SYR Marchessault, (24) (Dotchin, Peca), 3:29
    ADK Wolf, (20) (Kulak), 13:43
    ADK Elson, (17) , 16:31

    Overtime
    ADK Agostino, (14) (Kulak, Arnold), 0:39

    Jonathan Marchessault and Brayden Point were the game's first and third stars. Throw in that Matthew Peca had his first multi-point night as a pro, and you had a hat trick of important Lightning forward prospects producing. Therein lies the silver lining of tonight's loss: the offense is starting to come around, finally. That doesn't take all the sting out of coughing up a pair of 2 goal leads, but it's something.

    Syracuse sits 2 points behind Hartford for the division lead, which will yield the East #3 seed in the playoffs.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 1 day ago

    Sinking ship.

    SYR-2
    ALB-6

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 6 goals on 24 shots. Ugly.

    First Period
    SYR Gourde, (28) , 3:41
    ALB Whitney, (21) (Lorito, Scarlett), 16:51

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    ALB Helgeson, (2) (Whitney, Lorito), 1:03
    ALB Thomson, (8) , 1:57
    ALB Whitney, (22) (Burlon, Lorito), 7:33 (PP)
    ALB Lorito, (3) (Sislo, Scarlett), 13:30 (PP)
    ALB Matteau, (11) (Lorito, Hrabarenka), 16:16
    SYR Richard, (13) (Ashton), 18:52 (PP)

    The team just dissolved in the Third Period. What a catastrophe.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 5 days ago

    Tight, costly loss.

    SYR-1
    UTI-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the hard luck loss, as Syracuse continues to struggle to manufacture any goal support.

    First Period
    SYR Lynch, (3) (Point), 7:55

    Second Period
    UTI Shinkaruk, (16) (O'Reilly, Sanguinetti), 4:45 (PP)
    UTI Conacher, (10) (O'Reilly, Shinkaruk), 15:21 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Stabbed in the back by ex Bolt Prospect Cory Conacher. Say it ain't so.

    With Hartford winning again today, the Wolf Pack have tied Syracuse for the division lead in points, pushing the Crunch down to the 5th seed (hopefully temporarily). Presumably, the team will start to get some roster stability starting this week once the Lightning start returning to full strength for the playoffs. That may just mean that Witkowski gets returned to Syracuse, but hopefully it means no more shuttling of players back and forth for a little while and the offense can begin to rebuild some continuity.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 1 week 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    One night after a come-from-behind win, the Syracuse Crunch just didn't have the same third period magic.

    The Crunch, who scored three unanswered goals to top the Sound Tigers in overtime Friday, controlled play throughout most of the first period but went into the intermission trailing by one. Springfield turned the tables in the second and Syracuse's comeback fell short, as the Crunch lost to the Falcons, 3-1, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    "I thought we started the game really well," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. "I thought we were skating and generating a lot of chances in the first. In the second, they flipped it on us, and they had most of the momentum and were creating chances. In the third, we held play in their end but weren't generating any chances. For whatever reason there were opportunities but they didn't turn into good scoring chances for us."

  • 1 week 6 days ago

    Division title in peril.

    SPR-3
    SYR-1

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 30 shots for the loss in his professional debut.

    First Period
    SYR Blujus, (3) (Martindale, Gourde), 11:21 (PP)
    SPR Tynan, (12) (Pinkston, Vogelhuber), 14:05
    SPR Anderson, (7) (Milano, St. Denis), 18:01

    Second Period
    SPR Tynan, (13) (Collins, Milano), 12:05 (PP)

    Third Period
    NO SCORING

    Dylan Blujus was the game's third star.

    It wasn't surprising the team struggled to score with Jonathan Marchessault on emergency recall to Tampa with Jonathan Drouin under the weather. Losing Marchessault essentially guts the Crunch of the engine that makes their offense go. The good news is Drouin and a slew of other injured Lightning players will be back when the playoffs start next week, so I would expect Marchessault and Witkowski, at a minimum, to be back with the Crunch for the rest of their run this year.

    Syracuse's lead in the division slipped to 2 points over Hartford with the loss.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 2 weeks 19 hours ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Jonathan Marchessault netted a goal in the first minute and provided the offensive spark late.

    The forward had a hand in every goal and the Crunch scored three unanswered goals after the second intermission, as Syracuse rallied past the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-3, in overtime at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "I thought he was the best player on the ice, in fact it wasn't even close in my mind," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler of Marchessault, who finished with a goal and three assists. "He competed, he was really good offensively, he competed defensively, and he was the difference for us."

  • 2 weeks 21 hours ago

    Comeback Crunch snap the streak.

    BRI-3
    SYR-4 (OT)

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the OT victory.

    First Period
    SYR Marchessault, (23) , 0:57
    BRI Quine, (21) (Pulock, Jeffrey), 11:54 (PP)

    Second Period
    BRI Langkow, (8) (Jeffrey, Quine), 14:12
    BRI Gillies, (5) (Ness, Sundstrom), 17:31

    Third Period
    SYR Kunyk, (10) (Marchessault, Martindale), 0:26
    SYR Point, (1) (Marchessault, Martindale), 3:43 (PP)

    Overtime
    SYR Martindale, (16) (Marchessault, Blujus), 3:17 (PP)

    Jonathan Marchessault, Ryan Martindale, and Slater Koekkoek were the game's three stars.

    Brayden Point scored his first pro goal in the contest to tie the game early in the Third Period.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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