Admirals Game Results

  • 15 weeks 17 hours ago

    Not as close as the score indicates.

    HFD-4
    SYR-3

    Adam Wilcox allowed 3 goals on 34 shots for the loss. They'd have been completely run out of the building without him. As it was, he gave them only a tiny glimmer of hope with several solid stops.

    First Period
    HFD Graves, (1) (Bourque, Oleksuk), 3:33
    SYR Marchessault, (3) (DeAngelo, Vermin), 5:58 (PP)

    Second Period
    HFD Tambellini, (3) (Gibbons, Megna), 12:42
    HFD Tambellini, (4) (Hrivik, Bodie), 18:46 (PP)

    Third Period
    HFD Nehring, (3) (Glass, Graves), 17:14 (EN)
    SYR Blujus, (1) (Peca, McGinn), 19:03
    SYR Peca, (2) (Blunden, Gourde), 19:58 (PP)

    Wilcox was the game's second star. The wrong Tambellini got first star.

    You can't even call it a false hope goal when you get it cut to 1 goal deficit with less than a second left.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 5 days ago

    SYR-2
    HFD-5

    Adam Wilcox allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the loss in his season debut. So Gudlevskis starts the season the clear top dog in the crease.

    First Period
    SYR Peca, (1) (Vermin, Dotchin), 12:19 GIF GIF

    Second Period
    HFD Hrivik, (1) (Adam, Andersson), 12:33 GIF
    HFD Megna, (1) (Tambellini), 13:57 GIF

    Third Period
    HFD Bourque, (1) (Diaz, Gibbons), 3:05 (PP) GIF
    HFD Gibbons, (2) , 15:05 GIF
    SYR Paradis, (2) (Taormina, McGinn), 16:55 GIF
    HFD Hughes, (1) (Bodie, Nehring), 18:14 (EN/SH)GIF

    Matthew Peca potted his first goal and first point of the season. He's an important piece if Syracuse is going to improve on last season's performance.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 15 weeks 6 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Jeff Tambellini made quite the impression in his first game at home with the Syracuse Crunch.

    The veteran scored 16 seconds into the game and netted the game winner in the final minutes of regulation, as the Crunch topped the Binghamton Senators, 2-1, in the home opener at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

    “That’s what I’m always trying to bring with my game in pro hockey is an elite level shot, and I got to use it twice tonight,” Tambellini said. “Great play by our winger, (Adam) Erne, on the first one, and the second one the guys battled hard and I was in the right spot. A lot goes into what created those.”

  • 15 weeks 6 days ago

    Tambellini leads the way.

    BNG-1
    SYR-2

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 1 goal on 28 shots for the win. He was good tonight, and Syracuse needed him to be. As always, the question with Gudlevskis is going to be one of consistency and whether he can keep performing at the level he has through the first couple of games.

    First Period
    SYR Tambellini, (1) (Erne, Blujus), 0:16

    Second Period
    BNG Schneider, (1) , 4:58 (SH)

    Third Period
    SYR Tambellini, (2) (DeAngelo, Blunden), 17:43

    Jeff Tambellini and Gudlevskis were the game's first and second stars.

    Adam Erne picked up his first point of the year assisting on the opening goal while Anthony DeAngelo has helpers in each of his first two games as a pro.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 16 weeks 6 days ago

    Crunch hang on for opening night win.

    SYR-4
    LV-3

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the victory. He didn't have a ton of work in the first half of the game, but made a handful of key stops at key moments in the second half of the contest to preserve the win, including a big glove stop at the end of the Third Period.

    Click on any of the goals listed to see a GIF of the play.

    First Period
    SYR Blunden, (1) (Angelidis, Ikonen), 9:00
    LV Palushaj, (1) (Leier, Gostisbehere), 11:39 (PP)
    SYR Marchessault, (1) (Vermin, Blujus), 14:31
    SYR Paradis, (1) (Richard, DeAngelo), 18:38

    Second Period
    SYR Marchessault, (2) (Blujus, Tambellini), 6:07
    LV Conner, (1) (Padakin, Parks), 9:17

    Third Period
    LV Martel, (1) (Conner, Cousins), 16:31

    Jonathan Marchessault and Dylan Blujus were the game's first and second stars.

    It was kind of a tale of two games tonight, with Syracuse looking dominant in the first part of the game, only allowing the Phantoms chances on the odd unforced turnover and on the man advantage. They established a 4-1 lead in the Second Period and it had the look of a laugher, but they allowed Lehigh Valley to stick around and eventually spent the bulk of the Third Period protecting the dreaded 2 goal lead. They had a handful of very good forechecking shifts in the final frame to take some of the pressure off, but in the end it was a lot closer than it should have been.

    Snap decision on this iteration of the Crunch is that they're very similar to last year's edition. Not surprising. They have decent speed but didn't look terribly threatening off the rush. Their bread and butter is still going to be the cycle and manufacturing those greasy goals, punctuated by the occasional laser beam from Marchessault (who was lethal tonight from the slot). With only one PP opportunity on the night, it's too early to judge if their extra man unit will be better than the travesty they called a power play last season.

    As for the key newcomers, I thought Matthew Peca played a nice, responsible two-way game. He wasn't able to flash on the rush as I'd have expected, but I'm sure that'll come. Anthony DeAngelo got a helper for his first AHL point, but didn't get a chance to flash his offensive skill much in the game. Defensively, he reminds me a bit of Paul Ranger when Ranger was a rookie pro. That is to say, he's in the right zip code positionally, and even though he's not in perfect spots he's mobile enough to close the gap quickly. If he's anything like Ranger, he'll get sharper in that aspect as time goes on. Adam Erne had one very poor tripping penalty, but also showed a lot of the qualities that make him a valued prospect. He hits to hurt and he was very good on the cycle and on the forecheck in the Third Period as Syracuse was nursing the lead.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 40 weeks 2 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Down to the final buzzer, the Syracuse Crunch couldn't find a way out of their slump.

    The Crunch tied the score late in the first period but the Penguins finished with three power play goals and goalie Matt Murray shut the door with 33 saves, as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton beat Syracuse, 5-2, in Game 3 the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

    The Crunch lost 12 of their final 13 games and was swept 3-0 in the series.

    "I thought we had a great run up until the last three weeks of the season," said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. "I didn't see a lot of ups and downs. I saw a pretty consistent hockey team that won a lot of games and worked extremely hard and played really well."

  • 40 weeks 2 days ago

    Too little, too late.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    Game Three

    WBS-5
    SYR-2

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Wins the Series 3-0

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 23 shots for the loss. He finishes the playoffs with the ugly 0-3 mark and an .833 save percentage after seeing his regular season save percentage slip to .900 at the finish line. He's a prospect at a crossroads.

    First Period
    WBS Wilson, (1) (Sheary, Ebbett), 7:53 (PP)
    SYR Gourde, (1) (Witkowski, Peca), 16:53

    Second Period
    WBS Sheary, (1) (Kostopoulos, Pouliot), 2:39

    Third Period
    WBS Sheary, (2) (Wilson, Dumoulin), 1:59 (PP)
    WBS Pouliot, (1) (Kapanen, Chorney), 4:30 (PP)
    SYR Richard, (1) (Koekkoek, Gourde), 5:36
    WBS Ebbett, (1) (Uher), 18:42 (EN)

    Yanni Gourde was the game's second star.

    This team accomplished a lot of good things this season, particularly when you look at the development of their young defensemen. It's a shame they just ran out of gas at the end of the season, because they showed amazing resiliency and the ability to really fight above their weight class all season long. There are some reinforcements coming in the way of some top Lightning prospects like Erne and DeAngelo next season, but it'll be critical for the team to find the right mix of veterans and semi-veterans to form the heart of the team next year.

    We'll see which prospects go up top to join Tampa Bay as Black Aces. For the ones that do, it'll be a great opportunity to see what the big time is like up close.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 40 weeks 6 days ago

    One of the worst nights in Lightning organization history.

    Eastern Conference Quarterfinals
    Game Two

    SYR-0
    WBS-4

    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Leads the Series 2-0

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the loss. He played ok, from all indications, but the Crunch really need a goaltender to win a game for them right now.

    First Period
    WBS Megna, (1) (Ebbett, Sheary), 2:32 (PP)
    WBS Rowney, (2) (Archibald, Harrington), 16:32 (PP)
    WBS Kostopoulos, (1) , 19:59 (PP)

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    WBS Kapanen, (3) (Sheary, Ebbett), 16:10

    Zettler went with some wholesale lineup changes, but unfortunately that didn't lead to any offensive production. The good news, I suppose, is that the shot totals were nearly even at 29-27 in favor of the Pens. With that said, the Crunch continue to look like a team without much life, and Game Three may only offer an opportunity for players who will need to be key contributors in Syracuse next season, like Matthew Peca to get a little more seasoning.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 41 weeks 15 hours 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.

  • 41 weeks 6 days 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.

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