Foote, Cal

AHL Game Night: 12-26-18 Crunch at Devils

Crunch slay Devils on the day after Christmas.

SYR-6
BNG-3

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the victory.

First Period
7:28 BNG Ramage (5), (Kapla, Rooney)
12:20 BNG Pietila (10), (McLeod, Bastian)
12:41 SYR Foote (3), (Yan, Bourke)
16:13 SYR Verhaeghe (11), (Gaunce, Dumont)

Second Period
12:13 SYR Barre-Boulet (14), (Gaunce, Colton)
12:26 SYR Foote (4), (Barre-Boulet, Volkov)
19:40 BNG Gignac (6), (Jacobs, Rooney)

Third Period
4:56 SYR Masin (1), (Labrie, Verhaeghe)
11:40 SYR Katchouk (4), (Dumont)

Cal Foote, Gabriel Dumont, and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's three stars. The Erik Cernak boomlet has taken the pressure off Foote to ascend his development curve quickly, and has given the Lightning more time to really develop the young defenseman properly in the AHL. It's always nice, though, when he can pop in a couple of goals or hit the scoresheet like he did tonight along the way.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-14-18 Devils at Crunch

Five unanswered goals power Crunch above .500.

BNG-2
SYR-5

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the loss.

First Period
7:08 BNG Quenneville (2), (Gignac, Lappin)(PP)
12:20 BNG Quenneville (3), (Studenic, Schmelzer)
15:34 SYR Barre-Boulet (3), (Verhaeghe, Valleau)(PP)

Second Period
2:10 SYR Andreoff (7), (Foote, Conacher)
15:19 SYR Gaunce (3), (Raddysh, Colton)(PP)
17:34 SYR Conacher (6), (Masin, Foote)

Third Period
19:03 SYR Volkov (4), (Labrie, Gaunce)(EN)

Cory Conacher, Pasquale, and Alexander Volkov were the game's three stars.

Cal Foote had his first multi-point game as a pro.

Syracuse climbs to 6-5-1 on the season and out of the basement in the North Division. They've done so by riding a five game unbeaten streak in which they've secured four wins.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Playoff Game Night: 4-21-18 Americans at Crunch

Volkov and Crunch outlast Rochester in Game Two to hold serve at home.

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

RCH-5
SYR-6

Syracuse Leads the Series 2-0

Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 25 shots for the victory. Bathe in sweet, sweet goal support.

First Period
3:48 SYR Peca (1), (Bodie, Condra)(PP)
15:43 RCH Blackwell (1), (Percy, Griffith)(PP)
18:31 SYR Joseph (1), (Peca, Masin)

Second Period
1:29 SYR Archambault (1), (Stephens, Peca)
2:15 SYR McNeill (1), (Condra, Lynch)
5:10 RCH Bailey (1), (Porter)(SH)
6:02 RCH Percy (1), (Malone, Blackwell)

Third Period
4:52 SYR Volkov (1), (McBain, Peca)
5:22 RCH Porter (1), (O'Regan)
5:59 SYR Volkov (2), (Bodie, Foote)
6:58 RCH Baptiste (1), (MacWilliam, Smith)

Matthew Peca, Alexander Volkov, and Erik Condra were the game's three stars.

The Crunch probably made this one a lot more exciting than it needed to be after staking themselves to a 4-1 lead early in the Second Period and surrendering a shorty to allow the Americans off the canvas. With that said, I'd have to think it's a pretty good endorsement of this past June's draft that Volkov and Cal Foote both figured in the eventual game winner.

Syracuse did what they needed to do by holding serve at home. But, just like with the big club, I have to caution that it's not a series until someone wins a road game. The Crunch can't get too high right now and need to play a solid road style to try to shorten this series and move along quickly. Nothing fancy. Just survive and advance as quickly as possible in this opening round best-of-five encounter.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-6-18 Crunch at Devils

Shootout loss officially locks Syracuse into the second seed in their division.

SYR-3
BNG-4 (SO)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 3 goals on 39 shots before allowing 3 of 5 to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss.

First Period
10:41 SYR Foote (1), (Volkov, Bodie)
15:38 SYR Dumont (5), (Cernak, Joseph)(PP)

Second Period
2:39 BNG Pietila (11), (Lappin, Bertschy)(PP)
19:57 BNG Seney (1), (Lappin, Pietila)(PP)

Third Period
4:05 SYR Verhaeghe (16), (Peca, Volkov)
6:59 BNG Rooney (13), (Lappin)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- Stephens, Verhaeghe
BNG- Pietila, McLeod, Walman

Cal Foote was the game's second star after scoring on the very first shot of his pro career. Efficient.

Toronto clinched the North Division and the best record in the AHL tonight with the outcomes of the various games of the night. Syracuse therefore will finish second in the North Division.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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