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Syracuse out to an early lead in series vs. Rochester

Big performances from Matthew Peca and Gabriel Dumont has the Crunch up 2-0 on Rochester

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

North Division Semifinals
Game 1 - Fri., April 20 - Crunch vs. Rochester - W, 6-2

Game 2 - Sat., April 21 - Crunch vs. Rochester - W, 6-5 

Game 3 - Wed., April 25 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.

Game 4* - Fri., April 27 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.

Game 5* - Sat., April 28 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.

*If necessary

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Syracuse set to face Rochester in first round of Calder Cup Playoffs

The Crunch dominated Rochester in the regular season, going 6-2-1-1 in the 10 game series

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Wed., April 11 - Crunch at Rochester - W, 1-0
Fri., April 13 - Crunch at Utica - W, 2-1 (OT)
Sat., April 14 - Crunch vs. Rochester - L, 4-2

North Division Semifinals
Game 1 - Fri., April 20 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.
Game 2 - Sat., April 21 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m. 
Game 3 - Wed., April 25 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.
Game 4* - Fri., April 27 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.
Game 5* - Sat., April 28 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.
*If necessary

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Foote scores in his professional debut

The Bolts' 2017 first round pick played his first game with the Crunch on Friday, scoring a goal on the first shot of his first shift

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Fri., April 6 - Crunch at Binghamton - SOL, 4-3
Sat., April 7 - Crunch vs. Utica - W, 1-0
Sun., April 8 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - L, 4-2

This Week
Wed., April 11 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.
Fri., April 13 - Crunch at Utica- 7 p.m.
Sat., April 14 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.

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Strong March earns Crunch's Joseph Rookie of the Month honors

The Lightning's 4th round selection in 2015 recorded 15 points in 12 games during the month

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed. March 28 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - W, 5-1
Fri., March 30 - Crunch vs. Belleville - W, 4-1
Sat., March 31 - Crunch vs. Charlotte - L, 4-1

This Week
Fri., April 6 - Crunch at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m.
Sat., April 7 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.
Sun., April 8 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - 5 p.m.

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Strong goaltending leads the Crunch to two wins in Week 25

The tandem of Connor Ingram and Eddie Pasquale continued their dominance between the pipes for Syracuse

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Fri., March 23 - Crunch vs. Bridgeport - W, 4-1
Sat., March 24 - Crunch vs. Utica - W, 2-0

This Week
Wed. March 28 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - 7 p.m.
Fri., March 30 - Crunch vs. Belleville - 7 p.m.
Sat., March 31 - Crunch vs. Charlotte - 7 p.m.

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A perfect Week 24 has the Crunch headed back to the Calder Cup Playoffs

Syracuse remains in second in the North Division

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., March 14 - Crunch at Binghamton - W, 6-2
Fri., March 16 - Crunch at Springfield - W, 3-2 (OT)
Sat., March 17 - Crunch vs. Laval - W, 5-2

This Week
Fri., March 23 - Crunch vs. Bridgeport - 7 p.m.
Sat., March 24 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.

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Syracuse on the verge of clinching a postseason berth

The Crunch could lock up a playoff spot in Week 24

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Fri., March 9 - Crunch vs. Hershey - L, 2-1
Sat., March 10 - Crunch vs. Rochester - W, 4-2
Sun., March 11 - Crunch at Rochester - SOL, 5-4

THIS WEEK
Wed., March 14 - Crunch at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m.
Fri., March 16 - Crunch at Springfield - 7:05 p.m.
Sat., March 17 - Crunch vs. Laval - 7 p.m.

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Dumont shining in return to Syracuse

The forward has seven points in six games since rejoining the Crunch

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Wed., Feb. 28 - Crunch at Toronto - W, 4-3 (OT)
Fri., March 2 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - W, 3-2
Sat., March 3 - Crunch vs. Laval - OTL, 5-4

This Week
Fri., March 9 - Crunch vs. Hershey - 7 p.m.
Sat., March 10 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.
Sun., March 11 - Crunch at Rochester - 3:05 p.m.

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Three wins in Week 21 moves the Crunch up the AHL standings

Syracuse now holds the second position in the AHL's North Division

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Wed., Feb. 21 - Crunch at Rochester - W, 2-1
Fri., Feb. 23 - Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley - W, 2-1
Sat., Feb. 24 - Crunch vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - W, 3-1

This Week
Wed., Feb. 28 - Crunch at Toronto - 11 a.m.
Fri., March 2 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - 7 p.m.
Sat., March 3 - Crunch vs. Laval - 7 p.m.

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Crunch goaltenders lead the way in Week 20

Eddie Pasquale and Connor Ingram gave up a combined four goals in the Crunch's three games last week

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Feb. 14 - Crunch at Utica - W, 3-2 (SO)
Sat., Feb. 17 - Crunch at Charlotte - L, 2-0
Sun., Feb. 18 - Crunch at Charlotte - W, 3-1

This Week
Wed., Feb. 21 - Crunch at Rochester - 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 23 - Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley - 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 24 - Crunch vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - 7 p.m.

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Newcomer Eddie Pasquale settling in for Crunch

The recently acquired goaltender picked up his first two wins with his new club in Week 19

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Fri., Feb. 9 - Crunch vs. Hartford - SOL, 4-3
Sat., Feb. 10 - Crunch vs. Laval - W, 3-2
Sun., Feb. 11 - Crunch at Bridgeport - W, 3-2

This Week
Wed., Feb. 14 - Crunch at Utica - 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 17 - Crunch at Charlotte - 6 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 18 - Crunch at Charlotte - 3 p.m.

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Crunch fall twice to Utica in Week 18

Syracuse fell back to fourth in the North Division but hold a 14-point cushion over Belleville for the final playoff spot

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Fri., Feb. 2 - Crunch at Utica - L, 3-1
Sat., Feb. 3 - Crunch vs. Utica - L, 4-2

This Week
Fri., Feb. 9 - Crunch vs. Hartford - 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 10 - Crunch vs. Laval - 7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 11 - Crunch at Bridgeport - 5 p.m.

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Mitchell Stephens represents Crunch at 2018 AHL All-Star Game

Playing for the North Division in the 3-on-3 tournament, Stephens recorded five points in four games

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Jan. 24 - Crunch at Laval - W, 3-2
Fri., Jan. 26 - Crunch vs. Belleville - W, 5-2
Sat., Jan. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - L, 4-2

This Week
Fri., Feb. 2 - Crunch at Utica - 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 3 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.

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Crunch fall back to earth in Week 16

Despite picking up only one point in three games last week, the Crunch still sit in third in the AHL's North Division

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Jan. 17 - Crunch at Belleville - OTL, 2-1
Fri., Jan. 19 - Crunch vs. Toronto - L, 4-1
Sat., Jan. 12 - Crunch at Utica - L, 4-2

This Week
Wed., Jan. 24 - Crunch at Laval - 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 26 - Crunch vs. Belleville - 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - 7 p.m.

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Crunch extends win-streak to nine games

Jonne Tammela scores first professional goal after missing more than a year with knee injuries

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

The Syracuse Crunch continues their winning ways extending their win streak to nine games with four wins last week including back-to-back shutouts on Saturday and Monday posted by Louis Domingue. 

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Crunch end 2017 on a three-game winning streak

Syracuse begins the new year in third in the AHL's North Division

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Dec. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - W, 5-4
Sat., Dec. 30 - Crunch vs. Utica - W, 3-2 (SO)
Sun., Dec. 31 - Crunch at Binghamton - W, 5-0

This Week
Sat., Jan. 6 - Crunch at Hartford - 7 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 7 - Crunch at Providence - 3:05 p.m.

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Crunch's Peca and Verhaeghe extend point streaks

Both forwards recorded five points in three Week 12 games

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Wed., Dec. 20 - Crunch at Laval - L, 5-2
Fri., Dec. 22 - Crunch at Belleville - W, 8-2
Sat., Dec. 23 - Crunch vs. Utica - L, 2-1

This Week
Wed., Dec. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 30 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 31 - Crunch at Binghamton - 6:05 p.m.

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Crunch's winning streak ends at 10

The run pushes Syracuse up to third in the AHL's North Division

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Fri., Dec. 15 - Crunch vs. Providence- W, 5-3
Sat., Dec. 16 - Crunch at Lehigh Valley - L, 4-2

This Week
Wed., Dec. 20 - Crunch at Laval - 7:30 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 22 - Crunch at Belleville - 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 23 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.

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Cirelli earns AHL recognition as the Crunch's winning streak reaches nine

Seven points in three games earned the rookie AHL Player of the Week honors

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

Last Week
Wed., Dec. 6 - Crunch at Utica - W, 6-1
Fri., Dec. 8 - Crunch at Binghamton - W, 5-2
Sat., Dec. 9 - Crunch at Belleville - W, 6-0

This Week
Fri., Dec. 15 - Crunch vs. Providence - 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 16 - Crunch at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m.

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Crunch's winning streak grows to six games

The Lightning's AHL affiliate is above the .500 mark for the first time this season

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Nov. 29 - Crunch at Toronto - W, 3-1
Fri., Dec. 1 - Crunch vs. Laval - W, 2-1
Sat., Dec. 2 - Crunch vs. Belleville - W, 5-4 (SO)

Next Week
Wed., Dec. 6 - Crunch at Utica - 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 8 - Crunch at Binghamton - 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 9 - Crunch at Belleville - 7 p.m.

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Peca's big week has Crunch on longest winning streak of season

The forward recorded six points in an OT win over Rochester and a weekend sweep against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Wed., Nov. 22 - Crunch vs. Rochester - W, 6-5 (OT)
Fri., Nov. 24 - Crunch vs. W-B/Scranton Penguins - W, 5-2
Sat., Nov. 25 - Crunch at W-B/Scranton Penguins - W, 4-3

This Week
Wed., Nov. 29 - Crunch at Toronto - 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 1 - Crunch vs. Laval - 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 2 - Crunch vs. Belleville - 7 p.m.

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Domingue solid in his Crunch debut

The newly acquired goaltender stopped 51 of 55 shots in his first two games

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

LAST WEEK
Wed., Nov. 15 - Crunch at Hershey - L, 4-2
Sat., Nov. 18 - Crunch at Toronto - L, 2-1
Sun., Nov. 19 - Crunch at Toronto - L, 3-1
 

THIS WEEK
Wed., Nov. 22 - Crunch vs. Rochester - 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 25 - Crunch vs. W-B/Scranton Penguins - 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 26 - Crunch at W-B/Scranton Penguins - 7:05 p.m.

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Condra's return lifts Crunch to win over Charlotte

In his first appearance of the season, the Crunch's Captain scored twice in Syracuse's 5-3 victory

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

LAST WEEK
Sat., Nov. 11 - Crunch vs. Charlotte - W, 5-3

THIS WEEK
Wed., Nov. 15 - Crunch at Hershey - 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 18 - Crunch at Toronto - 4 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 19 - Crunch at Toronto - 4 p.m.
 

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Joseph shines in Canadian homecoming for Crunch

The Quebec native scored his first two professional goals on Friday against Laval

by Megan Cahill / TampaBayLightning.com

LAST WEEK
Wed., Nov. 1 - Crunch at Belleville - SOL, 4-3
Fri., Nov. 3 - Crunch at Laval - SOL, 6-5
Sat., Nov. 4 - Crunch at Laval - L, 5-2
 

THIS WEEK
Sat., Nov. 11 - Crunch vs. Charlotte - 3 p.m.

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Crunch begin difficult road stretch with a win over Rochester

Tampa Bay's AHL affiliate will play six of their next seven games away from home

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

LAST WEEK
Fri., Oct. 27 - Crunch vs. Toronto - L, 4-2
Sat., Oct. 28 - Crunch at Rochester - W, 3-2

THIS WEEK
Wed., Nov. 1 - Crunch at Belleville - 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 3 - Crunch at Laval - 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 4 - Crunch at Laval - 3 p.m.

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Crunch build momentum with win over Springfield

Five straight games against North Division Opponents gives the Crunch a chance to gain ground

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

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Stephens and Cirelli both off to hot starts with Crunch

The pair is tied with Cory Conacher for the team lead in points

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

LAST WEEK
Fri., Oct. 13 - Crunch vs. Belleville - W, 4-2
Sat., Oct. 14 - Crunch vs. Utica - L, 3-2
Sun., Oct. 15 - Crunch at W-B/Scranton - L, 6-1 

THIS WEEK
Fri., Oct. 20 - Crunch vs. Binghamton - 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 21 - Crunch vs. Springfield - 7 p.m.

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Syracuse Crunch raise pair of banners at home opener

The Lightning's AHL affiliate celebrated their North Division Title and Eastern Conference Championship prior to Saturday's game against Rochester

by Megan Cahill / SyracuseCrunch.com

Last Week
Fri., Oct. 6 - Crunch at Rochester - L, 3-1
Sat., Oct. 7 - Crunch vs. Rochester - OTL, 3-2

This Week
Fri., Oct. 13 - Crunch vs. Belleville - 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 14 - Crunch vs. Utica - 7 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 15 - Crunch at W-B/Scranton - 3:05 p.m.

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Syracuse Crunch lead division at quarter point

The Lightning's AHL affiliate regained the North Division lead in Week 8 with five of eight possible points.

by Press Release / Syracuse Crunch

Syracuse regained the North Division lead in Week 8 with five of eight possible points (2-1-0-1). The team's 12-6-0-1 record and .650 points percentage ranks second in the Eastern Conference.
 

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Lightning prospect roundup: Imama turning up offense

Boko Imama, Tampa Bay's sixth-round pick in 2015, has set a QMJHL career-high in goals.

by Kinsey Janke / TampaBayLightning.com

With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, TampaBayLightning.com will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Associaton (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

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Lightning recall Vermin, Bournival from Syracuse

Tampa Bay recalls forwards Joel Vermin and Michael Bournival from the Syracuse Crunch.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled forwards Joel Vermin and Michael Bournival from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League today, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Wednesday.  

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Lightning re-assign forward Erik Condra to Syracuse

The forward played in two games with the Lightning after being recalled on November 23.

by Press Release / TampaBayLightning.com

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning have reassigned forward Erik Condra to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced Monday.

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Lightning prospect roundup: Howden returns to action

Despite missing a month, Tampa Bay's 2016 first-round pick still ranks fifth in scoring for Moose Jaw.

by Kinsey Janke / TampaBayLightning.com

With an emphasis on drafting and developing, the Tampa Bay Lightning have created one of the strongest pipelines in the National Hockey League over the last few years. Each week, TampaBayLightning.com will provide statistical updates on key prospects throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Associaton (NCAA), and will highlight select players from the club's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

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Crunch Report: Syracuse starts season with two wins

The Lightning's AHL affiliate scored 10 goals in two games last weekend.

by Press Release / SyracuseCrunch.com

No team scored more goals than Syracuse's 10 in the AHL's opening week. The Crunch (2-0-0-0) defeated Rochester 4-1 Saturday at home and 6-3 Sunday on the road. 

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Luke Witkowski named Syracuse Crunch captain

Gabriel Dumont named alternate captain.

by Press Release / SyracuseCrunch.com

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Syracuse Crunch have announced defenseman Luke Witkowski has been named captain for the 2016-17 season. Additionally, forward Gabriel Dumont has been named a permanent alternate captain.

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