Admirals Game Results

  • 44 weeks 3 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Mike Angelidis accepted his teammates' congratulations and then leaned in for a conversation with one of his team's rookies.

    The Syracuse Crunch captain, having opened the scoring 9:30 into the first period, wanted to let Tanner Richard know his work on the goal -- battling through a check and making the pass -- wasn't going unnoticed.

    "I said 'That's a great second effort, that's all you,'" Angelidis said. "When you see a young guy pulling out a second effort like that, you just try to get him going and give him confidence."

    Richard finished with a pair of assists for his first multi-point pro game, as the Crunch topped the Hershey Bears, 3-2, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Friday.

    "I thought he was moving his feet a little bit more," said Syracuse coach Rob Zettler. "That's the biggest thing for Tanner, when he's stationary he's not effective. When he's moving his feet, he can be really effective."

  • 45 weeks 22 hours ago

    We continue our Prospect of the Week award, an honor (virtually) given to one Tampa Bay Lightning prospect for their recent contributions on and off the ice.

    The Prospect of the Week for January 13, 2014 is … Kristers Gudlevskis, G, Syracuse Crunch (AHL – USA).

    Syracuse goaltender Cedrick Desjardins could find himself in a rare situation. The veteran netminder has been the Crunch’s No. 1 goalie for most of the season, yet he may have just lost his hold on No. 1 after being promoted to the NHL.

  • 45 weeks 2 days ago

    125 minutes.


    Kristers Gudlevskis stopped all 27 shots he faced for the shutout victory. If you're keeping track at home, in the last 48 hours the Providence Bruins played 125 minutes of regulation and overtime hockey against Gudlevskis and they got nothing to show for their efforts. Nada. Were it not for the shootout gimmick last night, we might be calling Gudlevskis Providence's daddy. We still might, anyhow. Gudlevskis has 4 shutouts in his 16 appearances this season and a very respectable 2.37 GAA and .915 sv%. He's looking like quite the late round steal for the Lightning, to be sure.

    First Period
    SYR Paquette, (11) (Tyrell, Korobov), 0:42

    Second Period

    Third Period

    Gudlevskis and Cedric Paquette were the game's first and second stars.

    Syracuse remains 3 points back of 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They're off until Friday when they face the Hershey Bears.

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  • 45 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    One night after playing 65 scoreless minutes, Syracuse took less than 60 seconds to find the back of the net against Providence Saturday.

    Cedric Paquette scored the lone goal 42 seconds in and Kristers Gudlevskis stopped 27 shots for his second-straight shutout, as the Crunch topped the Bruins, 1-0, at the Onondaga County War Memorial.

    With Friday's scoreless contest decided by a shootout, Syracuse knew the rematch would be another close game.

  • 45 weeks 3 days ago

    Shutout, loss?

    PRO-1 (SO)

    Kristers Gudlevskis stopped all 22 shots he faced in regulation and overtime, but allowed 3 of 4 to convert in the penalty shot session for the shootout loss. That's rough.

    First Period

    Second Period

    Third Period


    SYR- Rankin, Connolly
    PRO- Khokhlachev, Knight, Griffith

    Gudlevskis was the game's second star.

    With tonight's result the Crunch pulled within 3 points of 8th place in the Eastern Conference. They'll face Providence again tomorrow night.

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  • 45 weeks 5 days ago

    Connolly remains on fire.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    SYR Namestnikov, (11) (Connolly, DiSalvatore), 13:17 (PP)
    SYR DiSalvatore, (1) (Connolly, Mormina), 13:47 (PP)

    Second Period
    SYR Connolly, (9) (Nesterov, DiSalvatore), 8:04
    SYR Paquette, (10) (Richard, Witkowski), 8:59
    WBS Samuelsson, (1) (Manderson, Mikkelson), 17:39

    Third Period
    WBS Samuelsson, (2) (Kuhnhackl, Carman), 15:11

    Jon DiSalvatore and Brett Connolly were the game's first and second stars. Connolly, if you're keeping track at home, just posted his 3rd consecutive 3-point night. He now has 9 goals and 23 points in 24 games. A lot of disappointment has been expressed by Lightning fans based on Connolly's ineffective callup earlier this season, but here's a set of fun facts to consider: 1.) Last season Connolly was a 2nd Team AHL All-Star scoring at a pace of .887 points per game. 2.) This season, despite fears Connolly's development has stagnated, Connolly is now scoring at a .958 points per game clip. My point is this: folks giving up on Connolly might be wise to wait until the next time he gets a cup of coffee with Tampa Bay before drawing any final conclusions, because he's still getting better.

    With the victory, Syracuse climbs back to within 4 points of eighth place in the Eastern Conference. They face Providence on Friday.

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  • 46 weeks 2 days ago

    Connolly helps Crunch steal a point.

    BNG-6 (OT)

    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 3 goals on 15 shots before being lifted early in the Second Period. Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 17 shots the rest of the way for the OT loss.

    First Period
    BNG Da Costa, (11) (Schneider, Hoffman), 3:34
    SYR Connolly, (7) (Namestnikov, Olson), 5:40
    SYR Walker, (4) (Angelidis), 6:03

    Second Period
    SYR Mormina, (1) (Rankin, Paquette), 0:26 (SH)
    BNG O'Brien, (5) (Hoffman, Hammond), 1:13 (PP)
    BNG Prince, (6) (Hoffman, Wideman), 3:23 (PP)

    Third Period
    BNG Wideman, (4) (Schneider, Puempel), 1:16 (PP)
    BNG Da Costa, (12) (New, Schneider), 1:50 (PP)
    SYR Connolly, (8) , 8:06 (PP)
    SYR Mormina, (2) (Connolly, DiSalvatore), 17:01

    BNG Wideman, (5) (Hoffman, Prince), 1:26 (PP)

    Brett Connolly's game has been simmering nicely the past several weeks in Syracuse, but in his last two games he's gotten white hot. Tonight's 2 goals and 3 points marked the second straight 3 point game for the former first rounder and it included a wonderful individual effort tonight to score a goal to get within 1 and the primary assist on the tying goal. In the last 15 games Connolly has 8 goals and 19 points, and he's starting to close in on a point a game for the season at 20 points in 23 games. After failing to gain traction in his first Tampa Bay cup of coffee this season, Connolly may be making a case for another audition soon.

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  • 46 weeks 3 days ago

    Syracuse starts to look like Syracuse again.


    Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 35 shots for the victory.

    First Period
    TOR Ashton, (10) , 14:24 (SH)

    Second Period
    TOR Crescenzi, (1) (Bodie, Holzer), 5:03
    SYR Namestnikov, (9) (Connolly, Olson), 6:00
    SYR Tyrell, (4) (Labrie, Mormina), 19:55

    Third Period
    SYR Paquette, (9) (Tyrell), 3:06
    SYR Connolly, (6) , 5:43
    SYR Labrie, (1) (Paquette, Korobov), 6:39
    TOR Duco, (1) (Bodie), 6:49
    SYR Namestnikov, (10) (Taormina, Connolly), 9:46 (PP)

    Vladislav Namestnikov and Brett Connolly were the game's first and second stars. Just what the doctor ordered. Namestnikov, playing in his second game back from the broken hand, was joined in the lineup by Pierre-Cedric Labrie to go along with previous reinforcement like Tyrell and DiSalvatore and tonight it finally started to click for the beleaguered Crunch. Now, perhaps, the road back to the playoffs can begin.

    Syracuse's win squares their record at 14-14-1-3, 5 points back of Adirondack for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. The Crunch head to Binghamton tomorrow night trying to put together a streak.

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  • 46 weeks 6 days ago

    Crunch crumble against the Penguins.


    Cedrick Desjardins allowed 4 goals on 27 shots for the loss.

    First Period
    WBS Thompson, (3) (Samuelsson, Hartzell), 1:11
    SYR Taormina, (3) (Connolly, DiSalvatore), 8:53 (PP)
    SYR Angelidis, (4) (Paquette), 13:03

    Second Period
    WBS Drazenovic, (5) (Samuelsson, Zolnierczyk), 8:56
    WBS Kostopoulos, (12) (Mikkelson, Uher), 10:40 (PP)

    Third Period
    WBS Zlobin, (1) (Kuhnhackl), 12:20
    WBS Sylvester, (2) (Zolnierczyk), 18:31 (EN)

    Syracuse is a disgusting 2-6-0-2 in their last 10 games and have fallen to .500 for the season at 13-13-1-3.

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  • 47 weeks 2 days ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    It came down to a couple bad breaks, but the Syracuse Crunch weren't making any excuses.

    The Norfolk Admirals opened the scoring on a shorthanded tally 5:26 into the game, when a shot went off the face of Crunch defenseman Matt Taormina and sprung Admirals forward Emerson Etem on a breakaway. It was one of a many bounces that didn't go in Syracuse's favor.

    The Crunch battled throughout the latter part of the game -- cutting the Admirals lead to one early in the third period -- but ultimately fell, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday. Still, the Syracuse players acknowledged it wasn't luck, it was how they played.

    "You can say unlucky break all you want, but at the end of the day, they shouldn't have had those two shorties at the beginning of the game," said Crunch forward Evan Rankin.

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