Admirals Game Results

  • 45 weeks 11 hours ago

    By Jeremy Houghtaling

    Trailing 4-2 heading into the final period, the Syracuse Crunch started to play desperate hockey.

    The Crunch, who dropped eight out of the nine contests coming into the game, needed a rally. Syracuse outshot Springfield 19-2 in the third period and scored three times to force overtime.

    But a shot tipped in front of goalie Allen York spoiled the Syracuse comeback, as the Falcons topped the Crunch, 6-5, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

  • 45 weeks 12 hours ago

    No one can call the Syracuse Crunch quitters.

    SYR-5 (OT)

    ECHL loaner Allen York allowed 6 goals on 23 shots for the OT Loss. I'll let you all speculate on whether Desjardins or Gudlevskis would have performed better under the circumstances.

    First Period
    SPR Prout, (1) (St. Denis, Miller), 3:19
    SYR Paradis, (1) (Rankin, Cote), 5:45
    SPR Skille, (6) (Jacques, Chaput), 9:18 (PP)

    Second Period
    SPR Jacques, (7) (Prout, Bass), 8:50
    SPR Aleardi, (6) (Thompson, Chaput), 12:55
    SYR Tyrell, (6) (Richard, Korobov), 15:36 (PP)

    Third Period
    SYR Rankin, (11) (Richard, Sustr), 8:19 (PP)
    SPR Miller, (1) (Marchessault), 14:35
    SYR Angelidis, (8) (Tyrell, Connolly), 15:46
    SYR Mormina, (3) (Richard), 17:28

    SPR Prout, (2) (Marchessault, Bass), 3:52

    Dana Tyrell and Evan Rankin were the game's second and third stars.

    Springfield is the top team in the Northeast Division. Syracuse is last in the East Division. Syracuse came into this game with an ECHL loaner goaltender. They came into this game without Namestnikov on top of all the other players they lost due to recalls. They fell behind 4-1 more than halfway through the Second Period. Would've been easy to make an excuse and quit. They battled back and got it to 4-2 headed into the Third Period. Then Springfield cuts the comeback off making it 5-3 with less than 6 minutes to go. "Nice try, better luck next time, boys?" No. They found a way to tie it up with 2 goals late and Panik hit a post in OT before they finally surrendered the OT winner.

    Springfield is the top team in the Northeast Division. Syracuse is last in the East Division. The Crunch outshot them 41-23. No one can accuse the Syracuse Crunch of being quitters.

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  • 45 weeks 1 day ago

    Overmatched Crunch make a game of it.


    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.

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  • 45 weeks 3 days ago

    Syracuse snaps their winless drought.


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

    First Period

    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.

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  • 46 weeks 12 hours ago

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

    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)


    NOR- Grant, Etem

    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.

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  • 46 weeks 15 hours 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."

  • 46 weeks 1 day 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?


    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

    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.

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  • 46 weeks 3 days ago



    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

    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.

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  • 46 weeks 6 days ago

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


    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.

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  • 47 weeks 12 hours ago

    Syracuse's playoff hopes continue to dim.


    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.

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