Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 11-3-18 Senators at Crunch

The Senators: good for what ails you at all levels of hockey.

BEL-1
SYR-6

Eddie Pasquale allowed just 1 goal on 27 shots for the victory. Bathe in the purifying waters of pure goal support.

First Period
3:37 SYR Verhaeghe (3), (Foote, Conacher)(PP)

Second Period
2:00 SYR Hults (1), (Spencer, Tammela)
7:18 SYR Andreoff (5), (Volkov, Conacher)
7:56 SYR Raddysh (4), (Valleau, Spencer)
16:08 SYR Conacher (2), (Andreoff, Thomas)
16:39 BEL Englund (1),(Balisy, Sturtz)

Third Perod
8:34 SYR Conacher (3),(Andreoff)

Cory Conacher, Andy Andreoff, and the secret weapon, Matthew Spencer, were the game's three stars.

Here come the Crunch, now just one game under .500 despite having several guys nicked up and injured. This sweep of the mini series with Belleville feels like an early season turning point for the club.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 11-2-18 Senators at Crunch

Crunch hold tight in Third Period of wild, high-scoring affair.

BEL-4
SYR-5

Connor Ingram allowed 4 goals on 32 shots for the victory.

First Period
7:42 SYR Yan (2), (Katchouk, Raddysh)(PP)
8:57 BEL Sturtz (1), (LaBate, Leier)
15:56 SYR Verhaeghe (2), (Barre-Boulet, Thomas)
19:16 BEL Tambellini (4), (Murray, Percy)(PP)

Second Period
0:48 SYR Volkov (1), (Katchouk)(PP)
4:38 SYR Andreoff (4), (Foote, Verhaeghe)(PP)
11:13 SYR Volkov (2), (Thomas, Raddysh)
16:38 BEL Tambellini (5), (Carey, Murray)(PP)
16:52 BEL Batherson (5), (Balcers, Sieloff)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Alexander Volkov, Ben Thomas, and Boris Katchouk were the game's three stars. Volkov, who was among the last cuts from the Lightning's camp, had been notably absent from the goalscoring ledger throughout the early parts of this AHL campaign. Good to see him open his 2018-2019 account tonight and good to see fellow prized prospect Boris Katchouk go get a couple of helpers to boot.

Hopefully this starts the climb back up the mountain for the Crunch. They've got at least two games in hand on the rest of the North Division, so if they can string some W's together, they can quickly climb to the middle of the divisional pack with teams like the Sens.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-27-18 Checkers at Crunch

More trouble in Crunchland.

CHA-6
SYR-3

Connor Ingram allowed 5 goals on 32 shots for the loss.

First Period
4:03 CHA Brown (2), (Saarela, Smallman)
9:46 CHA Bean (2),(McKegg, Kuokkanen)(PP)
12:40 SYR Raddysh (3), (Stephens, Volkov)(PP)

Second Period
0:29 SYR Cernak (1), (Conacher, Verhaeghe)(PP)
10:40 CHA Gauthier (4), (Kuokkanen, Geekie)
14:24 CHA Saarela (1), (Necas, Bean)(PP)

Third Period
0:56 CHA Necas (1), (McKeown, Bean)
3:50 SYR Colton (1), (Verhaeghe)
16:43 CHA Bishop (3), (Brown, Nedeljkovic)(EN)

Carter Verhaeghe was the game's third star.

Give some credit to the Crunch for battling their way out of the 2-0 hole they originally dug themselves in the First Period, but in a span of a little under eleven minutes from the midway point of the game on they allowed three unanswered and on the wrong side of garbage time. Syracuse sits at the bottom of the North Division, and although they have at least two games in hand on every other team in the division it's starting to get a little concerning.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 10-26-18 Crunch at Marlies

Tough night for Syracuse on the road.

SYR-1
TOR-4

Eddie Pasquale allowed 4 goals on 31 shots for the loss.

First Period
13:07 TOR Sandin (1), (Grundstrom, Mueller)
15:30 TOR Mueller (3), (unassisted)
18:15 SYR Raddysh (2), (Stephens)

Second Period
0:21 TOR Marchment (1), (Rosen, Moore)

Third Period
11:12 TOR Moore (7), (Borgman, Subban)

Got beat 4-1 and got outshot 31-19. Syracuse just got whipped tonight. There's not much more to say about it, other than I thought Syracuse got off to kind of a slow start last season as Benoit Groulx took the first month to try and shake out the bugs acclimating a young team to the AHL. I have faith that'll happen this season, too.

We'll see if there's a callup like Cernak or Masin with Victor Hedman getting nicked up top in Tampa Bay's game against Vegas.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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