Syracuse Crunch

AHL Game Night: 3-15-19 Wolf Pack at Crunch

Syracuse takes the North Division lead with smooth victory over Hartford.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 26 shots for the victory.

First Period
1:07 SYR Volkov (14), (Dumont, Conacher)

Second Period
19:27 SYR Andreoff (23), (Raddysh, Colton)

Third Period
1:56 SYR Stephens (10), (Katchouk, Brassart)
11:51 HFD Fontaine (9), (Gilmour, Beleskey)(PP)
18:53 HFD Lettieri (23), (Gilmour, Gropp)

Gabriel Dumont, Taylor Raddysh, and Boris Katchouk were the game's three stars. Katchouk made perhaps the play of the game with a Vincent Lecavalier-esque move around the corner on the rush and a behind-the-back pass that ended up being the goal that pushed the Syracuse lead to 3-0 that he chased with a roughing call and unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after starting a retaliatory scrap right after the goal. In other words, a Katchouk-ian microcosm of Katchouk-ianism. The goal gave the Crunch that all important three goal margin in the final frame. And, yes, Hartford did get the old false hope goal, but in the end the three goal lead remains a virtual death sentence for the trailing team in pro hockey.

With Rochester stubbing their toe against Charlotte, Syracuse moved one point ahead in the North Division while still holding a game in hand. Also of note: Syracuse is just a scant three points back of the Checkers for the best record in the entire AHL with both teams sitting on 14 games remaining on their schedules.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-13-19 Crunch at Rocket

Crunch keep pace by doubling up Laval.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 2 goals on 32 shots for the victory.

First Period
2:39 LAV Ouellet (4), (unassisted)(PP)
14:28 SYR Foote (8), (Andreoff)

Second Period
18:37 SYR Raddysh (16), (Colton, Stephens)(PP)

Third Period
1:14 SYR Dumont (10), (unassisted)
18:43 LAV Vejdemo (12), (Evans, Alain)
19:15 SYR Barre-Boulet (29), (Pasquale)(EN)

Pasquale and Gabriel Dumont were the game's first and second stars. Taylor Raddysh is started to sneak up on the 20 goal plateau while Ross Colton has continued his hot run of production as of late. In his last six games, Colton has a stylish 3 goals and 8 points.

Unfortunately, Rochester also won tonight, so Syracuse only managed to keep pace in the division. They currently sit one point back of the Americans with a game in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-9-19 Crunch at Penguins

OT loss means Syracuse holds its division lead by the slimmest of margins.

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Martin Ouellette allowed 4 goals on 36 shots for the OT loss. The Crunch held a pair of Third Period leads in this game but they just couldn't hold onto the W.

First Period
3:27 SYR Colton (12), (Andreoff, Raddysh)
10:36 SYR Gaunce (10), (Conacher, Barre-Boulet)(PP)

Second Period
11:40 WBS Olund (6), (Hayes, Brown)

Third Period
7:35 WBS Blandisi (15), (Prow, Johnson)(PP)
12:27 SYR Colton (13), (Volkov)
14:36 WBS Hayes (11), (Erixon, Haggerty)(PP)

Overtime
1:34 WBS Miletic (8), (Blandisi, Czuczman)

Ross Colton was the game's third star.

The loss, coupled with Rochester's win, sliced down Syracuse's division lead to just one point. Both teams have 16 games remaining on their regular season schedules.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-8-19 Comets at Crunch

Crunch edge ahead in the Galaxy Cup standings and stay ahead in the North Division standings.

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Eddie Pasquale stopped all 25 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
0:52 SYR Raddysh (15), (Colton)
12:02 SYR Barre-Boulet (28), (Andreoff, Verhaeghe)(PP)

Second Period
NO SCORING

Third Period
12:19 SYR Volkov (13), (Valleau, Dumont)
17:41 SYR Dumont (9), (Valleau)(EN)(SH)

Pasquale, Gabriel Dumont, and Nolan Valleau were the game's three stars.

Syracuse maintains a 2 point lead over Rochester in the North Division, and if my memory serves me correctly, they pull one game ahead of Utica in the annual series against their derby rivals. All in a night's work.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

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