Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 2-19-16 Comets at Crunch

The streak is over.

UTI-4
SYR-5

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 29 shots for the victory.

First Period
SYR Taormina, (11) (Blunden, Richard), 1:14 (PP)
SYR McGinn, (16) (Blujus, Gourde), 2:52 (PP)
UTI Bancks, (8) (Landry, Ehrhardt), 15:08
SYR Tambellini, (17) (McGinn, Witkowski), 17:26
UTI Sautner, (4) (Kenins, Gaunce), 19:36

Second Period
SYR Tambellini, (18) (Martindale), 2:34
UTI Pedan, (4) (Kenins, Grenier), 6:54 (PP)

Third Period
SYR Blunden, (14) (Erne, Richard), 2:33 (PP)
UTI Prust, (1) (Gaunce), 10:26 (SH)

Jeff Tambellini and Mike Blunden were the game's first and second stars.

Syracuse snaps a 9-game winless streak. They currently sit at 1 game under .500 for the season.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Crunch Use Special Teams to Top Comets, Snap Skid


By Jeremy Houghtaling

The Syracuse Crunch used special teams to snap out of their slide.

The Crunch’s power play struck three times and the penalty kill held the Comets to one 5-on-3 marker, as Syracuse topped Utica, 5-4, at the Onondaga County War Memorial on Friday. The Crunch had lost nine straight coming into the contest.

“I expected our penalty kill to get us out of this slump,” Crunch head coach Rob Zettler said. “Before tonight, we hadn’t given up a 5-on-5 goal in three games. That’s a big deal. We needed our PK to come up big. That’s what we talked about and they did. They came up big for us tonight.”

Syracuse forward Jeff Tambellini registered two goals, Mike Blunden and Tye McGinn each had one goal and one assist, and Tanner Richard had two helpers. Matt Taormina rounded out the scoring, while Dylan Blujus, Ryan Martindale, Adam Erne, and Luke Witkowski each had one assist.

AHL Game Night: 2-17-16 IceCaps at Crunch

Crunch skid hits 9.

STJ-3
SYR-2 (SO)

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 2 goals on 31 shots before allowing 1 of 5 to convert in the penalty shot session for the hard luck Shootout loss.

First Period
SYR Walcott, (2) (Taormina, Blunden), 1:43
STJ Scott, (1) (MacMillan, Bartley), 4:31 (PP)
SYR DeAngelo, (5) (Richard, Gourde), 8:19

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
STJ McCarron, (15) , 17:26 (PP)

Overtime
NO SCORING

Shootout
STJ- McCarron
SYR- NONE

Anthony DeAngelo returned to the lineup after being scratched in 3 consecutive games and had a goal en route to being named the second star of the game.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Crunch's Slide Continues With Loss to IceCaps


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Despite holding a 2-1 lead for more than 49 minutes, the Syracuse Crunch couldn’t hold on.

The IceCaps netted the equalizer on a power play with 2:34 remaining in regulation — and after both teams couldn’t capitalize on the man-advantage in overtime — St. John’s pulled out the 3-2 win over Syracuse in the fifth round of the shootout at the Onondaga County War Memorial Wednesday.

The Crunch has dropped nine straight.

“I thought we played OK and I thought we were in control of the game,” said Crunch head coach Rob Zettler. “It was a 2-1 hockey game and we have a gaffe. It is what it is. … It just seems to be the way it’s going right now. We need to find a way to keep working hard and get out of this thing we’re in.”

Hart Taking Advantage of Opportunities With Crunch


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Brian Hart began the season on the bubble.

After participating in training camp with the Syracuse Crunch, the rookie forward began the season in the ECHL with Greenville. Hart was reassigned back to Syracuse and returned to Greenville three more times in the first three months of the season.

Called back up to the Crunch on Jan. 9 when the team was dealing with rash of injuries, Hart has taken advantage of the opportunity and earned a regular spot in the lineup.

“We’ve had a lot of injuries in the last couple months, and other guys have had to step up,” Hart said. “That’s given me an opportunity. You hate to see guys go down, but it gives other guys a chance. I’m just trying to make the most of the situation.”

AHL Game Night: 2-13-16 Crunch at Senators

Hard luck loss for Vasiy.

SYR-0
BNG-2

Andrei Vasilevskiy allowed 1 goal on 27 shots for the loss. Given the number of goals Syracuse has been allowing lately, that might be considered a Herculean effort.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
BNG Flanagan, (5) (Bailey, Stortini), 16:35 (PP)
BNG Robinson, (10) (Schneider, Fraser), 19:37 (EN/SH)

Vasilevskiy was the game's third star.

Note that Anthony DeAngelo was a scratch for a third straight game. Evidently, someone's been naughty.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Day: 2-10-16 Crunch at IceCaps

Fucale robs Syracuse again.

SYR-3
STJ-4 (OT)

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 4 goals on 19 shots for the OT loss. His save percentage has now slipped to .901 on the season.

First Period
STJ Bartley, (1) (Johnston), 3:26 (PP)
STJ MacMillan, (6) (Bozon, Johnston), 7:01 (PP)
SYR Koekkoek, (4) (Walcott), 7:57
SYR Blujus, (4) (Koekkoek, McGinn), 14:26 (PP)

Second Period
SYR Yogan, (3) (Walcott), 16:30

Third Period
STJ Scherbak, (5) (Ellis, Hudon), 5:00 (PP)

Overtime
STJ Hudon, (15) , 1:45

Slater Koekkoek was the game's third star. His 1 goal and 1 assist today marked his first multi-point effort of the season.

St. John's goaltender Zachary Fucale again allowed his team to overcome a significant shot disparity to get the 2 points. In this second game of the set, Syracuse outshot the IceCaps 39-19 and again failed to secure the victory.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-9-16 Crunch at IceCaps

Crunch continue to circle the drain.

SYR-0
STJ-4

Kristers Gudlevskis allowed 3 goals on 18 shots for the loss. His save percentage has now dipped to .904 for the season, which is trending toward the .900-.901 range of his first two AHL seasons.

First Period
STJ Scherbak, (4) (Dumont, Holloway), 9:45 (PP)

Second Period
STJ McCarron, (14) (Ellis, Holloway), 14:55 (PP)

Third Period
STJ Ellis, (11) (Dumont), 16:54
STJ Dumont, (14) (Holloway), 18:58 (EN)

Syracuse did outshoot St. John's 39-19 in the game, but got no payoff for their efforts.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 2-6-16 Falcons at Crunch

Crunch skid hits 5 games.

SPR-6
SYR-3

Adam Wilcox allowed 5 goals on 33 shots for the loss.

First Period
SYR Blunden, (12) (Gourde, Richard), 4:41
SPR Fournier, (6) (Selleck, P. Samuelsson), 6:35
SPR Potter, (4) (Plachta, Szwarz), 8:13

Second Period
SPR Carey, (19) (Jeffrey, P. Samuelsson), 10:46 (PP)

Third Period
SPR Lane, (4) (Gaudet), 7:10
SPR Selleck, (7) (Mauermann, Grant), 9:20
SYR Blunden, (13) (Richard), 11:40
SPR Jeffrey, (12) (P. Samuelsson), 17:07 (EN)
SYR Angelidis, (5) (DeAngelo), 17:43 (PP)

Mike Blunden was the game's second star.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Crunch's Skid Continues With Loss to Falcons


By Jeremy Houghtaling

Syracuse opened the scoring before the five-minute mark, but the lead lasted less than two minutes.

The Falcons took advantage of multiple odd-man rushes against the Crunch to rattle off five-straight goals, as Syracuse fell to Springfield, 6-3, at the Onondaga County War Memorial Saturday.

The Crunch has lost five straight, and given up five or more goals in each of those contests.

“We’ve got to be better, that’s what it comes down to,” said Crunch captain Mike Angelidis. “We play good for 20 minutes, and then we give up an odd-man rush here and there. You can’t be doing that all night.”

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