Katchouk, Boris

AHL Game Night: 2-8-20 Crunch at Comets

One more point dropped late by porous Crunch.

SYR-4
UTI-5 (SO)

Scott Wedgewood allowed 4 goals on 29 shots before allowing two of three to convert in the penalty shot session for the SO loss.

First Period
1:30 SYR Raddysh (14), (Katchouk, Walcott)
4:13 UTI Camper (7), (Boucher, Baertschi)
5:30 SYR Joseph (5), (Colton)
13:20 UTI Gadjovich (11), (Juolevi, Sautner)(PP)
18:12 SYR Abbandonato (4), (Volkov, Smith)

Second Period
3:39 UTI Jasek (14), (Leblanc)(SH)

Third Period
4:47 SYR Raddysh (15), (Martel, Katchouk)
8:59 UTI Boucher (26), (Stevens)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- Barre-Boulet
UTI- Perron, Boucher

Taylor Raddysh was the game's second star. Boris Katchouk had two helpers to put him at 25 points for the campaign, which bests the 23 points he put up as a rookie last year.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day: 1-20-20 Comets at Crunch

Wedgewood's triumphant return comes at a good time.

UTI-2
SYR-4

Scott Wedgewood, appearing for the first time since getting injured on December 6th, allowed 2 goals on 28 shots for the win. I'm not saying Wedgewood, with his season .893 save percentage, is the second coming. But, this is a shot in the arm, for sure.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
5:02 SYR Katchouk (10), (Barre-Boulet, Thomas)
16:04 SYR Volkov (5), (Smith)

Third Period
12:26 SYR Barre-Boulet (17), (Sieloff, Colton)
14:40 UTI Gadjovich (10), (Teves, Bancks)
15:42 UTI Boucher (24), (Bailey, Juolevi)(PP)
19:04 SYR Smith (16), (Conacher, Volkov)(EN)

Alex Barre-Boulet, Boris Katchouk, and Wedgewood were the game's three stars.

Utica managed to get the old false hope goal with 4:18 left to play, but then discovered why we call it the false hope goal.

As crazy bad as Syracuse has been lately, they're just 4 points out of third place in the North Division. Maybe Wedgewood helps change the dynamic and the Crunch can make a little run here? Crazier things have happened, and this has been a proud AHL franchise in recent years.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-11-20 Americans at Crunch

Four goal Third Period helps Comeback Crunch stave off slipping down to the .500 mark.

RCH-4
SYR-5

Spencer Martin allowed 4 goals on 24 shots for the victory. Julien BriseBois needs to please, for the love of God, do something about the goaltending situation in Syracuse. Please. Martin's got an .888 save percentage now, for crying out loud.

First Period
5:55 RCH Randell (5), (unassisted)
10:43 RCH Gilmour (4), (Smith)

Second Period
9:25 SYR Colton (7), (Raddysh)
10:32 RCH Murray (5), (Mittlestadt, Smith)

Third Period
2:47 SYR Raddysh (8), (Colton, Joseph)
4:14 RCH Dea (12), (unassisted)(SH)
8:36 SYR Katchouk (8), (Thomas, Raddysh)
11:45 SYR Sielhoff (2), (Conacher)
17:32 SYR Walcott (4), (Smith, Conacher)

Taylor Raddysh, Ross Colton, and Boris Katchouk were the game's three stars. Nice result for the Lightning's prospect forwards and their development.

Syracuse ended up outshooting Rochester by about a 3:2 margin, but I'll say it again: this is a very frustrating game when your team has to work that much harder just to get a goal because goaltending is not what it should be. Syracuse has the worst GAA in the Eastern Conference right now having surrendered 129 goals in just 37 games. Having the third most goals in the East will remain irrelevant until Syracuse can keep fishing it out of the back of their own nets.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 12-14-19 Crunch at Checkers

Comeback Crunch get some getback in Charlotte.

SYR-5
CHA-4

Mike Condon allowed 4 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

First Period
17:00 SYR Volkov (2), (Colton, Yan)(PP)
18:08 CHA Kuokkanen (5), (Gust, Bean)

Second Period
0:27 CHA Kuokkanen (6), (Gibbons, Priskie)(PP)
8:28 CHA Bean (5), (Kuokkanen, Priskie)(PP)
11:43 SYR Smith (9), (Gaunce)

Third Period
4:13 SYR Mueller (10), (Barre-Boulet, Gaunce)
5:37 SYR Colton (4), (Katchouk, Foote)
13:44 CHA Lorentz (6), (Gibbons)(SH)
17:29 SYR Katchouk (6), (Conacher, Masin)

Boris Katchouk and Ross Colton were the game's first and second stars.

Ben Groulx can take pride in how his team responded to falling into a 3-1 hole given the struggles they've had against this particular opponent in that particular arena. A moment like this where the team can show resiliency is going to pay dividends down the road this season when they face different sets of adversity.

At 32 points in the standings, Syracuse is catching up to the logjam of three teams tied for third in the North Division at 33 points.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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