Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 1-22-20 Crunch at Rocket

And then Wedgewood got hurt again.

SYR-2
LAV-3 (OT)

Scott Wedgewood allowed 1 goal on 7 shots before leaving with injury. Spencer Martin then allowed 2 goals on 20 shots for the loss.

First Period
6:26 SYR Smith (17), (Walcott)(SH)
7:32 LAV Vejdemo (9), (Alain, Jevpalovs)
19:39 SYR Raddysh (10), (Colton, Barre-Boulet)(pp)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period[b]
10:07 LAV Varone (2), (Barber, Leskinen)(PP)

[b]Overtime
0:06 LAV Evans (9), (Hudon)

Ross Colton was the game's third star.

Wedgewood was hurt in a collision in his crease in just his second game returning from over a month's absence with a lower body injury. Oof.

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: 1-18-20 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.

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