Admirals Game Results

  • 36 weeks 5 days ago

    Overmatched Crunch make a game of it.

    SYR-2
    SPR-4

    Allen York, back in the crease with Kristers Gudlevskis being recalled to Tampa earlier in the day, allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    SPR Sedlak, (8) (Smith), 13:00
    SPR Skille, (5) , 15:51

    Second Period
    SYR DiSalvatore, (5) (Mormina), 15:24

    Third Period
    SPR Jacques, (6) (Weber, Marchessault), 1:56
    SYR DiSalvatore, (6) (Paquette, Nesterov), 7:40
    SPR Chaput, (11) (Marchessault, Jacques), 14:13

    Jon DiSalvatore was the game's second star.

    The team was without an AHL level goaltender and its top center, arguably, with Vladislav Namestnikov also being recalled earlier in the day. It just continues to be too much of a mountain for the team to climb, unfortunately.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 37 weeks 6 hours ago

    Syracuse snaps their winless drought.

    SYR-4
    RCH-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis, fresh off his one day stint with the Lightning, allowed 1 goal on 22 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    SYR Paquette, (13) (Rankin), 18:06

    Third Period
    SYR Connolly, (13) (DiSalvatore), 4:42
    SYR Paquette, (14) (Rankin), 6:14
    RCH Roy, (5) (Pysyk), 12:41
    SYR Korobov, (1) , 19:28 (EN)

    Cedric Paquette, Evan Rankin, and Gudlevskis were the game's three stars. It was the Crunch's first victory since January 17th against the Hershey Bears. In the meantime, they found themselves mired in a 0-6-0-1 slump that has likely torpedoed the team's playoff hopes. Even with the victory tonight, Syracuse is 12 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference. Still, the Crunch can claim a mini points streak of two games and at least look to be getting their equilibrium back. You have to walk before you can run. Next up is Springfield on Friday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 37 weeks 4 days ago

    Syracuse starts February with a moral victory after facing some extreme adversity.

    NOR-3
    SYR-2 (SO)

    ECHL loaner Allan York allowed 2 goals on 31 shots before allowing 2 of 3 Norfolk shooters to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO Loss. That's better goaltending, statistically, than Syracuse has been getting lately. With their preferred backup option experiencing plane trouble, the Crunch had 40-something year old John Parks backing up York for the price of 3 crisp $100 bills and one personalized, authentic, Crunch alternate jersey, which he got to keep. These extraordinary circumstances, of course, made it a remarkable moral victory that Syracuse got a point out of the game. And, luckily, with Ben Bishop feeling well enough for the Lightning, Kristers Gudlevskis has been returned to the Crunch moving forward.

    First Period
    SYR DiSalvatore, (4) (Tyrell, Angelidis), 10:20

    Second Period
    NOR Ezekiel, (1) , 9:57
    NOR Eminger, (1) (Ezekiel, Laganiere), 15:39

    Third Period
    SYR Tyrell, (5) , 2:05 (SH)

    Overtime
    NO SCORING

    Shootout
    NOR- Grant, Etem
    SYR- NONE

    Dana Tyrell was the game's second star.

    If the playoffs started today, Norfolk would be the 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. So, again, with an ECHL loaner and "some dude" off the street as backup, that's not an unimpressive result for the Crunch. It shows what this team is capable of pulling off when focused. Let's hope that with the disastrous month of January behind them and Gudlevskis back in the fold, Syracuse can parlay that into a good month of hockey. They face Rochester next on Wednesday.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 37 weeks 4 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    In the first five minutes of the third period, the Syracuse Crunch seized the momentum.

    With Cedric Paquette serving a five-minute major penalty for boarding, the Syracuse penalty killers turned tide on Norfolk and scored the game-tying goal with less than 18 minutes remaining in regulation.

    The Crunch searched for the go-ahead goal throughout the third period and overtime, but couldn't complete the comeback, falling to the Admirals in a shootout, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday afternoon.

    "I thought our penalty killers were outstanding tonight," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler. "I thought those guys were gaming it out, played hard, blocked shots and got us a game-tying goal, which is huge."

  • 37 weeks 5 days ago

    Have you heard the one about a Latvian and a French Canadian who walk into a diner on the way from Utica to Montreal?

    SYR-1
    UTI-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 29 shots for the loss. After the game, Desjardins and tandem-mate Kristers Gudlevskis were summoned to join the Lightning in Montreal for tomorrow night's came against the Canadiens with Bishop's head injury and Lindback's sprained ankle.

    First Period
    NO SCORING

    Second Period
    UTI DeFazio, (6) (O'Reilly), 3:24
    UTI Pelletier, (8) (Grenier, Archibald), 13:31

    Third Period
    UTI Archibald, (7) (Grenier, Pelletier), 14:46
    SYR Sustr, (1) (Angelidis, Panik), 18:55

    I suppose the good news is that at least Andrej Sustr was able to get on the board. Sadly, though, the Crunch will be going into tomorrow night with a loaned ECHL goaltender between the pipes, in all likelihood. They've reportedly suspended Riku Helenius tonight for breach of contract. So, things don't appear to be on the way to getting a whole lot better for the Crunch. Perhaps there's a silver lining that there's no recall for Valtteri Filppula's spot as of this posting. It's not exactly something worth throwing a parade over, but Crunch fans have to take what they can get these days.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 7 hours ago

    Nothing.

    SYR-0
    WBS-4

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 25 shots for the loss. It's not a great stat line, but it's irrelevant if the team in front of your goaltender can't get any goals.

    First Period
    WBS Thompson, (4) (Carman, Letourneau-Leblond), 2:11
    WBS Kostopoulos, (16) (Samuelsson, Despres), 12:23

    Second Period
    NO SCORING

    Third Period
    WBS Zolnierczyk, (14) (Dumoulin, McNeill), 1:31
    WBS Manderson, (1) (Kostopoulos, Despres), 7:51

    Right now this team can't consistently score goals and they really, really can't keep it out of the back of their own net. What Zettler needs to sell his team on is that if they focus on the latter the former will come to them. That's a hard thing to get straightened out, though, when you just can't seem to get the positive result to give you the right feedback for your work.

    Syracuse remains 10 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference, 14th out of 15 teams.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 3 days ago

    Was this weekend Syracuse's 2013-2014 swan song?

    SYR-5
    BRI-6

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 6 goals on 23 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    BRI Lee, (17) (Strome, Ness), 13:19 (PP)
    SYR Angelidis, (6) (Rankin, Tyrell), 15:44
    BRI Persson, (7) (Mayfield, Bouchard), 18:15

    Second Period
    BRI Vaughan, (3) (Wetmore, Langkow), 3:02
    SYR Namestnikov, (13) (Connolly, DiSalvatore), 8:54
    BRI Clark, (3) (Diamond), 9:32
    SYR Angelidis, (7) (Tyrell, Rankin), 19:00

    Third Period
    SYR Taormina, (4) (Namestnikov, Connolly), 8:00 (PP)
    BRI Persson, (8) (Wetmore, Clark), 9:09
    SYR Nesterov, (3) (Paquette), 13:58 (PP)
    BRI Persson, (9) (Bouchard, Ness), 15:54 (PP)

    Mike Angelidis was the game's second star.

    Syracuse had a 3 game in 3 night scenario this weekend, and they managed to get 0 points out of the 3 games. Syracuse has fallen to second to last in the Eastern Conference, 10 points out of 8th place. At the end of the season, this may well be the weekend the Crunch point to as the moment when the season was finally beyond repair.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 4 days ago

    Syracuse's playoff hopes continue to dim.

    SYR-2
    HER-3

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 26 shots for the loss. At least 1 of those goals was one he might like to have back. Now's a tough time not to get your best goaltending.

    First Period
    HER Brouillette, (6) (Stoa, Strachan), 16:43
    SYR Paquette, (12) (Panik, Witkowski), 17:22

    Second Period
    SYR Richard, (1) (Paquette), 6:13 (PP)
    HER Latta, (5) (Schilling, Oleksy), 17:09

    Third Period
    HER Latta, (6) , 12:28

    Richard Panik made his season debut for Syracuse and was fairly dangerous throughout. Unfortunately, he also got his clock cleaned on a hit crossing the opposing blueline in the Second Period, which led to the game devolving into a pretty nasty brawl-fest. One silver lining is that Tanner Richard scored his first pro goal in the process.

    Unfortunately, for the moment, Syracuse has fallen 9 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference. Things do not look good right now, and they could not afford to give 4 points to Hershey like they have the past 2 nights. The Bears are currently in 9th in the conference 8 points ahead of the Crunch and are one of the teams Syracuse needs to climb over.

    Bridgeport is next up tomorrow.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

  • 38 weeks 5 days ago


    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    After a 4-1 loss to the Hershey Bears, Syracuse Crunch coach Rob Zettler was searching for answers.

    The Crunch defense had lapses that hung goalie Kristers Gudlevskis out to dry and the offense -- despite having a 30-25 advantage in shots -- struggled to find traction against the Bears at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "Maybe it was four or five days between games, I don't know what it was," Zettler said. "We seemed flat. Maybe it was practices. I don't know, I have to look at it and I need to do a better job of getting these guys prepared."

  • 38 weeks 5 days ago

    No comeback for the Crunch tonight.

    HER-4
    SYR-1

    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 24 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    HER Wellman, (11) (Strachan, Segal), 6:53

    Second Period
    HER Wellman, (12) (Deschamps, Kolomatis), 7:44
    HER Watkins, (4) (LeBlanc, Kolomatis), 13:26

    Third Period
    SYR DiSalvatore, (3) (Connolly, Korobov), 9:38
    HER Watkins, (5) (Byers, Potulny), 17:27 (EN)

    Jon DiSalvatore was the game's third star.

    Syracuse has fallen, at this moment, 7 points out of 8th in the Eastern Conference. They face Hershey again tomorrow.

    Box score from TheAHL.com.

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