Syracuse Crunch

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

Syracuse strikes back to even up weekend series with Rochester.

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ROC-1

Martin Ouellette allowed 1 goal on 37 shots for the victory. There's real intrigue in net in Syracuse where speculation has ranged from Connor Ingram possibly nursing an injury, living in Ben Groulx's Chateau au Bow Wow, or the Crunch showcasing Eddie Pasquale for a potential trade for a veteran D-man so the Lightning can recall Jan Rutta full time. With the AHL trade deadline coming Monday, at least one of those scenarios will be eliminated soon.

First Period
7:24 SYR Andreoff (22), (Verhaeghe, Conacher)(PP)

Second Priod
3:57 ROC Nylander (10), (Tennyson, Leier)
6:38 SYR Barre-Boulet (27), (Verhaeghe, Conacher)(PP)
12:00 SYR Stephens (9), (Colton, Foote)(PP)

Third Period
18:51 SYR Katchouk (9), (Stephens)(EN)

Ouellette and Carter Verhaeghe were the game's first and second stars.

Syracuse and Rochester now sit tied atop the North Division with Syracuse holding a game in hand and a two game lead in the ROW tiebreaker.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-2-19 Americans at Crunch

Crunch drop key tilt atop North Division.

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Eddie Pasquale allowed 5 goals on 42 shots for the loss.

First Period
3:40 ROC Leier (14), (Smith, Borgen)(SH)

Second Period
0:10 ROC Nylander (9), (unassisted)
11:53 SYR Stephens (7), (Colton, Raddysh)(PP)
13:43 ROC Leier (15), (Pilut, Redmond)

Third Period
9:37 SYR Stephens (8), (Verhaeghe, Barre-Boulet)
15:42 ROC Olofsson (22), (Oglevie, Asplund)
16:44 ROC Smith (20), (Nylander, Redmond)
18:44 SYR Colton (10), (Rutta, Foote)(PP)

Mitchell Stephens was the game's second star.

Syracuse was outshot by a very bad 42-26 margin en route to this key 4-point loss.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

AHL Game Night: 3-1-19 Phantoms at Crunch

Crunch makes Phantoms offense disappear.

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Eddie Pasquale stopped all 29 shots he faced for the shutout victory.

First Period
NO SCORING

Second Period
0:48 SYR Verhaeghe (25), (Barre-Boulet, Thomas)
7:48 SYR Andreoff (20), (Barre-Boulet)

Third Period
14:29 SYR Conacher (19), (Gaunce, Stephens)
19:39 SYR Andreoff (21), (unassisted)(EN)

Pasquale, Alex Barre-Boulet, and Andy Andreoff were the game's three stars.

Syracuse goes back to within two points of division leading Rochester with two games in hand.

Box score from TheAHL.com.

Bolts Sign Undrafted Free Agent Out of Rimouski

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed free agent forward Jimmy Huntington to a three-year, entry-level contract today, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.

Huntington, 6-foot-1, 193 pounds, has played in 60 games this season with the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, recording career highs of 38 goals and 83 points, along with 13 power-play goals and four game-winners. He ranks fifth in the QMJHL for goals and is sixth for points, while pacing the Oceanic for goals and ranking second for points.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Huntington has played in 284 career QMJHL games with Rimouski, the Victoriaville Tigres and the Acadie-Bathurst Titan, registering 67 goals and 179 points. He has skated in 22 career playoff games, all with Victoriaville, and scored four goals with 11 points.

Huntington was originally undrafted.

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