Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 4-12-19 Rocket at Crunch

Crunch take care of business to set up important final two games of regular season.

LAV-1
SYR-5

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 21 shots for the victory.

First Period
1:34 SYR Volkov (22), (Barre-Boulet, Verhaeghe)
2:39 SYR Andreoff (26), (Raddysh, Gaunce)
12:58 LAV Struthers (1), (Alain, Fleury)(PP)

Second Period
1:21 SYR Verhaeghe (32), (Gaunce, Conacher)(PP)
10:27 SYR Verhaeghe (33), (Dumont, Barre-Boulet)

Third Period
16:23 SYR Barre-Boulet (34), (Conacher)(PP)

Carter Verhaeghe, Alex Barre-Boulet, and Cameron Gaunce were the game's three stars.

This could've been a trap game where the team might've looked ahead at a big game against Rochester coming up, so it's reassuring to see the Crunch's big guns rise to the occasion to put away Laval efficiently in this one.

Rochester lost to Bingo in OT tonight, so the Crunch hold a 2 point lead in the North Division with each team having two games left to play. Tomorrow night, 7 pm, the Americans come to town. If Syracuse wins, they hang another division banner. If not, their ROW advantage is now such that they could still win the division with a win against Utica on Sunday in the regular season finale. But, I'm going to posit a guess that nobody's going to be satisfied with backing into a division championship. So, tomorrow's game takes on incredible importance.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-6-19 Americans at Crunch

Syracuse loses golden opportunity to put division away.

ROC-5
SYR-2

Atte Tolvanen allowed 5 goals on 35 shots for the loss. With Pasquale up with the Lightning, the Crunch asked for a lot from the ATO this weekend.

First Period
0:33 ROC Simpson (20), (Porter)
17:12 ROC MacWilliam (3), (Smith, Randell)

Second Period
2:05 ROC Veilleux (5), (Leier, Asplund)(PP)
4:03 ROC Smith (28), (Redmond)
11:22 ROC Simpson (21), (Hickey, Asplund)
19:30 SYR Barre-Boulet (33), (Andreoff, Verhaeghe)

Third Period
5:54 SYR Yan (11), (Barre-Boulet, Foote)

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

Syracuse could've cut their magic number to clinch the North Division down to one point with a win. Now, Rochester has cut Syracuse's division lead to three points and the Americans hold a game in hand. Syracuse finishes with Laval, Rochester, and Utica in a three games in three days scenario with very little margin for error.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-5-19 Crunch at Americans

Crunch blow out Americans to take firm grip on North Division.

SYR-6
ROC-1

Atte Tolvanen allowed 1 goal on 30 shots for the victory.

First Period
13:59 SYR Volkov (21), (Andreoff, Labrie)
19:24 SYR Dumont (14), (Barre-Boulet)

Second Period
9:27 SYR Foote (10), (Volkov, Conacher)
14:25 ROC Dougherty (2), (Porter, Thompson)

Third Period
8:27 SYR Verhaeghe (31), (unassisted)
13:28 SYR Brassart (3), (Somppi, Yan)
15:04 SYR Katchouk (11), (Dumont, Barre-Boulet)

Alexander Volkov, Tolvanen, and Gabriel Dumont were the game's three stars.

Massive four point game victory now puts the Crunch out front of Rochester by five points. Rochester does have a game in hand, but the magic number for the division title is five points with just four games left to play.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 4-3-19 Crunch at Senators

Atte Tolvanen.

SYR-1
BEL-0

Atte Tolvanen stopped all 34 shots he faced for his first professional shutout.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
8:32 SYR Andreoff (25), (Volkov, Conacher)

Third Period
NO SCORING

Tolvanen and Andy Andreoff were the game’s first and second stars.

Syracuse holds a 3 point lead on Rochester for the division lead with the Americans holding a game in hand. The Crunch have five games remaining in their regular season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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