Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 1-18-20 Crunch at Devils

Crunch comeback helps them stave off falling below .500.

SYR-6
BNG-5

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 10 shots before getting lifted. Mike Condon allowed 2 goals on 21 shots the rest of the way for the victory.

First Period
1:35 BNG Jacobs (4), (Schmelzer, Baddock)
6:01 SYR Volkov (3), (unassisted)(PP)
8:08 BNG Anderson (12), (Seney, Merkley)(PP)
10:21 BNG Merkley (7), (White, Seney)(PP)
18:43 SYR Yan (9), (Somppi, Walcott)
19:55 SYR Volkov (4), (unassisted)

Second Period
0:19 BNG Maltsev (6), (Conner, Anderson)
13:20 SYR Raddysh (9), (Joseph, D. Stephens)
15:53 SYR Volkov (5), (Katchouk, Conacher)(PP)

Third Period
10:23 SYR Colton (9), (Volkov)
19:06 BNG Bastian (8), (Mermis, Gignac)

Alexander Volkov and Taylor Raddysh were the game's first and second stars.

It's hard living knowing you've got to score five or six goals a night to win.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-17-20 Thunderbirds at Crunch

Syracuse is just a bad team right now.

SPR-4
SYR-1

Spencer Martin allowed 3 goals on 22 shots for the loss. His season save percentage is now .885.

First Period
7:21 SPR Prow (4), (Audette, Pecararo)
11:51 SYR Yan (8), (Somppi, Huntington)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
7:04 SPR Tippett (16), (Schemitsch, Cross)
8:19 SPR Audette (8), (Prow, Rodewald)
19:56 SPR O'Gara (2), (unassisted)(EN)

Dennis Yan was the game's second star.

After going 2-6-0-2 in their last ten games, Syracuse has fallen to the .500 mark, and they're only a couple of points out of last place in the North Division. Tough times for a proud AHL organization that's had a lot of recent success.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-15-20 Crunch at Phantoms

.885.

SYR-4
LV-5

Spencer Martin allowed 5 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
3:15 LV Sushko (7), (Knodel, Criscuolo)
6:13 SYR Colton (8), (Thomas, Conacher)(PP)
7:47 LV Frost (7), (Laberge, Bigras)
7:56 SYR Barre-Boulet (16), (Katchouk, Martel)

Second Period
0:51 SYR Martel (13), (Raddysh, Thomas)
18:38 LV Willman (1), (unassisted)

Third Period
3:19 LV Frost (8), (Knodel, Berube)(PP)
15:52 LV Carey (10), (O'Reilly, Bigras)(PP)
17:53 SYR Conacher (14), (Barre-Boulet, Colton)(PP)

Danick Martel was the game's third star.

Spencer Martin's save percentage is now .885, which as terrible as that is, is the second best mark on the team this year behind Scott Wedgewood's .891 save percentage. And that's the 2019-2020 Crunch season to date in a nutshell.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day: 1-12-20 Crunch at Devils

Crunch choke away a two goal lead and a point as season of mediocre misery continues.

SYR-5
BNG-6 (SO)

Mike Condon allowed 5 goals on 37 shots and then allowed one of three to convert in the PS session for the SO loss. That's an .873 save percentage for Condon this season. Submitted without further comment.

First Period
1:41 SYR Barre-Boulet (15), (Gaunce, Katchouk)
5:39 SYR Katchouk (9), (Gaunce, Joseph)(PP)
7:03 SYR Smith (14), (D. Stephens, Conacher)
10:57 BNG Seney (13), (Merkley, Cumiskey)

Second Period
2:47 BNG Anderson (9), (Connor, Tennyson)
12:44 SYR Martel (12)), (D. Stephens, Barre-Boulet)

Third Period
3:14 BNG Maltsev (5), (Anderson, Seney)(PP)
12:14 SYR Joseph (3), (Raddysh, Colton)
13:32 BNG Merkley (5), (Anderson, Seney)(PP)
18:03 BNG Merkley (6), (Sharangovich, Seney)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
SYR- NONE
BNG- Gignac

Alex Barre-Boulet was the game's third star.

The Crunch really gave into score effects in this one, getting outshot 11-3 in the Third Period to allow Binghamton to execute the comeback. I'd be interested to tally up just how many time the Crunch have left points on the ice this season like this, because it feels like it's got to be pushing double digits at this point, and that's really the difference between challenging for the top of the North Division and underachieving in sixth place. How do you fix it? Well, we know there's one position where a single transaction can make a big difference now, don't we?

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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