Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 2-2-19 Monsters at Crunch

Foote and the Crunch keep rolling.

CLE-3
SYR-6

Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 33 shots for the win.

First Period
6:20 CLE Koules (1), (Vigneault, Fortier)
15:50 CLE Abramov (8), (MacInnis)
16:44 SYR Gaunce (8), (Conacher, Rutta)(PP)

Second Period
3:52 SYR Raddysh (13), (Dumont, Valleau)
5:11 SYR Gaunce (9), (unassisted)
11:05 SYR Foote (7), (Verhaeghe, Yan)(PP)

Third Period
6:54 SYR Verhaeghe (22), (Foote, Thomas)
10:03 CLE Koules (2), (Prapavessis)
17:25 SYR Dumont (6), (Raddysh, Verhaeghe)(EN)

Cameron Gaunce, Cal Foote, and Ingram were the game's three stars.

Miles Koules, son of ex-Lightning owner Oren Koules, did his best to stick it to the organization with a pair of goals. But, Syracuse was able to recover from a 2-0 hole early in the game by scoring 5 unanswered to get the W.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-1-19 Comets at Crunch

Ingram sets the pace in a night of shutouts in the Lightning organization.

UTI-0
SYR-4

Connor Ingram stopped all 21 shots he faced for the SO victory.

First Period
12:05 SYR Valleau (2), (Verhaeghe, Raddysh)
18:30 SYR Yan (10), (Valleau, Volkov)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
4:11 SYR Andreoff (17), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)
12:31 SYR Verhaeghe (21), (Andreoff)(EN)

Andy Andreoff, Ingram, and Dennis Yan were the game's three stars. With Ingram upping the goaltending ante, Syracuse looks a serious threat to win it all. And, all Dennis Yan does is score goals.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-26-19 Americans at Crunch

Verhaeghe's hat trick inches Crunch closer in the division.

RCH-3
SYR-4 (OT)

Connor Ingram allowed 3 goals on 25 shots in his return to the crease from injury for the Crunch.

First Period
8:22 ROC Wilson (2), (Simpson, Tennyson)(PP)
19:28 SYR Verhaeghe (18), (Gaunce)

Second Period
9:55 ROC Criscuolo (4), (Smith, Cornel)

Third Period
0:36 SYR Rutta (3), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)
9:19 ROC Guhle (5), (Olofsson, O'Regan)
18:33 SYR Verhaeghe (19), (Rutta, Gaunce)

Overtime
0:09 SYR Verhaeghe (20), (unassisted)

Verhaeghe, in my opinion, merited a cup of coffee in Tampa in the second half of last season and he's done nothing but improve his stock since then. The guy's done nothing but produce since coming over to the Lightning organization after the Isles cut bait. On a similar note, Jan Rutta now has 2-2-4 in his first couple of games with the Crunch. The guy's a NHL defenseman, and he seems to be a nice depth piece after the trade deadline when rosters can be expanded.

Syracuse sneaks to within three points of the division lead with two games in hand on Rochester.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 1-25-19 Thunderbirds at Crunch

Rutta shines in Crunch debut.

SPR-1
SYR-6

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 29 shots for the victory. I think a brief rest did him a ton of good.

First Period
4:18 SYR Katchouk (7), (Dumont, Raddysh)
11:38 SYR Rutta (2), (unassisted)
16:50 SPR Greco (18), (MacDonald, Hunt)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
4:17 SYR Raddysh (12), (Katchouk, Dumont)
10:30 SYR Volkov (11), (Conacher, Brassart)
11:31 SYR Barre-Boulet (21), (Conacher, Rutta)(PP)
16:10 SYR Brassart (2), (Volkov, Pasquale)(SH)

Boris Katchouk, Pasquale, and Jan Rutta were the game's three stars. Rutta, who came over from Chicago in the Koekkoek trade, immediately got to work with 1-1-2 in his first go with the Crunch. Also of note: Connor Ingram dressed for the night's tilt. He hasn't seen game action since 12/21, so Syracuse is inching closer to having a full complement of weapons on hand to attack the second half of the campaign.

The club now sits 4 points back of Rochester for the top spot in the division with 2 games in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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