Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 3-23-19 Comets at Crunch

Syracuse punches their postseason ticket.

UTI-2
SYR-6

Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 34 shots for the victory.

First Period
6:19 SYR Conacher (20), (Andreoff)(PP)
6:44 SYR Conacher (21), (Dumont, Volkov)
15:10 UTI Boucher (28), (LeBlanc, Kero)
19:29 SYR Volkov (17), (Conacher, Labrie)

Second Period
6:27 SYR Thomas (2), (Dumont, Katchouk)(SH)
11:05 SYR Barre-Boulet (31), (Raddysh, Foote)(PP)
11:42 UTI Kero (24), (Graham, Boucher)

Third Period
12:12 SYR Volkov (18), (unassisted)(SH)

Cory Conacher, Alexander Volkov and Alex Barre-Boulet were the game's three stars. Volkov continued his late season march toward the 20 goal plateau while Barre-Boulet set the Syracuse single-season record for goals by a rookie.

Syracuse, after the night's other games shook out, went ahead and clinched a playoff berth by night's end. They're 5 points up on Rochester for first in the North Division and 4 points back of Charlotte for tops in the Eastern Conference (and the entire league) with 10 games left to go for all teams involved.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Bolts Sign F Ryan Lohin to Entry-Level Contract

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Ryan Lohin to a two-year, entry-level contract, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced today.

Lohin, 22, skated in 33 regular season games during the 2018-19 season with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell River Hawks, posting 12 goals and 27 points to go along with a plus-7 rating. The Chester, Pennsylvania native led his team for points and was third for goals and assists. He also ranked tied for second with three power-play goals. Lohin served as captain of the River Hawks during the 2018-19 season.

The 6-foot, 192-pound forward played in 110 career games for UMass-Lowell, collecting 33 goals and 81 points to go along with 56 penalty minutes. Lohin posted career highs for games played (44), assists (17) and points (29) during his freshman season with the River Hawks.

Lohin was originally drafted by the Bolts in the seventh round, 208th overall, in the 2016 NHL Draft.

AHL Game Night: 3-20-19 Crunch at Checkers

Crunch lose a heartbreaker and chance to claim AHL supremacy.

SYR-2
CHA-4

Martin Ouellette stopped both shots he faced before giving way to Eddie Pasquale who allowed 3 goals on 28 shots the rest of the way for the loss.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
7:29 CHA McKeown (3), (Roy, Lorentz)
17:11 SYR Dumont (11), (Barre-Boulet, Foote)
18:51 CHA Necas (12), (Bean, Geekie)(PP)

Third Period
4:31 CHA Necas (13), (Bean, Geekie)(PP)
4:47 SYR Verhaeghe (29), (unassisted)
18:54 CHA Roy (16), (Robertson)(EN)

Charlotte moves to 4 points ahead of Syracuse in the race for the AHL's top spot with 11 games left on both teams' schedules. Syracuse maintains a 5 point edge on Rochester for the top spot in the North Division, but the Americans now hold a game in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-19-19 Crunch at Checkers

Syracuse scores huge victory in clash of AHL's best.

SYR-2
CHA-1 (OT)

Eddie Pasquale allowed 1 goal on 24 shots for the victory.

First Period
11:22 SYR Foote (9), (Yan, Volkov)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
4:11 CHA Necas (11), (Jurco, Gauthier)(PP)

Overtime
1:59 SYR Barre-Boulet (30), (Raddysh, Gaunce)

Alex Barre-Boulet and Pasquale were the game's first and second stars. For Barre-Boulet, that's the 30th goal of a fantastic rookie campaign, and arguably none of the 30 goals was bigger than the one he scored tonight. Syracuse pulled to within two points of Charlotte for the top spot in the entire league and expanded its lead over Rochester to a nice five point advantage with a dozen games left to go.

And these two teams will do it all over again tomorrow night...

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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