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Calder Cup Preview, Round 1: Albany (5) vs. St. John’s (4)

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Games 1 & 2); Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada (Games 3-5).

When: 

Game 1 at Albany: Friday, April 25th, 7:00 PM.

Game 2 at Albany: Saturday, April 26th, 7:00 PM.

Game 3 at St. John’s: Wednesday, April 30th, 7:30 PM NDT (6:00 PM EST).

*Game 4 at St. John’s: Friday, May 2nd, 7:30 PM NDT (6:00 PM EST).

*Game 5 at St. John’s: Saturday, May 3rd, 7:30 PM NDT (6:00 PM EST).

*if necessary

Regular Season Series:

The two teams did not meet during the regular season.  St. John’s won the season series 3-1 during the 2012-13 season.

2013-14 Records:

St. John’s: 46-23-2-5, 99 points, 2nd place in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference

Albany: 40-23-5-8, 93 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

Rosters:

St. John’s IceCaps

Albany Devils

St. John’s by the Numbers:

Home: 23-10-2-3. Road: 23-13-0-2.

Power Play: 18.1% (13th in AHL). Penalty Kill: 83.5% (9th).

Goals For/Game: 3.39 (3rd). Goals Against/Game: 2.72 (10th).

Leading Scorers (top 5): Jason Jaffray (59); Jerome Samson/Andrew Gordon (56); Kael Mouillierat (53); Brenden Kichton (48).

Goals: Jerome Samson (27)

Assists: Jason Jaffray (41)

Plus/Minus: Ben Chiarot (+29)

Penalty Minutes: J.C. Lipon (136)

Wins: Michael Hutchinson/Eddie Pasquale (17)

GAA: Michael Hutchinson (2.30)

Save Percentage: Michael Hutchinson (.923)

Albany by the Numbers:

Home: 24-9-3-2. Road: 16-14-2-6.

Power Play: 16.2% (21st in AHL). Penalty Kill: 82.7% (14th).

Goals For/Game: 2.89 (16th). Goals Against/Game: 2.54 (6th).

Leading Scorers (top 5): Joe Whitney (53); Kelly Zajac (44); Mike Sislo (41); Scott Timmins (39); Reid Boucher (38)

Goals: Mike Sislo (23)

Assists: Kelly Zajac (32)

Plus/Minus: Corbin McPherson (+16)

Penalty Minutes: Seth Helgeson (100)

Wins: Keith Kinkaid (24)

GAA: Keith Kinkaid (2.29)

Save Percentage: Keith Kinkaid (.912)

Media/Blog Coverage:

St. John’s: The Telegram, Rinkside Report

Albany: Times Union, The Daily Gazette

Listen/Watch:

St. John’s: Official Website, Rogers TV/Eastlink TV

Albany: AHL Live

Twitter:

St. John’s: @IceCapsAHL, @telybrendan, @CharlesMDart

Albany: @AlbanyDevils, @Pete_Dougherty, @Bill_Cain_

Predictions?

I am no good at seeing how things will play out, especially with a team I did not see during the regular season.  But what I can say is, if the Devils want to advance to the second round (and they can do it), no worse than a 1-1 split on home ice (which, yes, is pretty obvious).  And the defense needs to keep the third best offense in the league at bay, which they have the ability to do.  And it doesn’t hurt that they come in riding a 5 game winning streak.  If they can play like they did during those five games, big things will happen.

I’m not expecting a 3-0 sweep from either side, but if you had to twist my arm…I’ll say Albany in 4.  But I also would not be surprised to see this go all 5 games.

 

 

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Game 76: Albany vs. Springfield

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series:

Springfield leads 5-2.

Standings:

Springfield: 47-22-1-5, 100 points, 1st place in Northeast Division, 2nd in Eastern Conference

Albany: 39-23-5-8, 91 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Carter Camper, 51 points (12 G, 39 A); Michael Chaput, 45 points (19 G, 26 A); Sean Collins, 40 points (16 G, 24 A)

Mike McKenna, 22-9-1, 2.45 GAA; Anton Forsberg, 3-0-0, 1.34 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey

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Game 75: Albany at Portland

Where: Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston, ME.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series:

Albany leads 2-1.

Standings:

Albany: 38-23-5-8, 89 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

Portland: 24-38-3-9, 60 points, 5th place in Atlantic Division, 15th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Pirates Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Andy Miele, 70 points (27 G, 43 A); Lucas Lessio, 53 points (28 G, 25 A); Tobias Rieder, 47 points (27 G, 20 A)

Mark Visentin, 14-19-5, 3.30 GAA; Louis Domingue, 9-17-2, 3.58 GAA; Chris Rawlings, 1-3-1, 3.82 GAA; Mike Lee, 0-2-1, 3.81 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, WLOB 1310 AM

Twitter: @AlbanyDevils, @PortlandPirates

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Game 74: Albany vs. Syracuse

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series:

Albany leads 3-2.

Standings:

Syracuse: 30-30-4-8, 72 points, 5th place in East Division, 12th in Eastern Conference

Albany: 37-23-5-8, 87 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brett Connolly, 55 points (20 G, 35 A); Jonathan Marchessault, 53 points (21 G, 32 A); Vladislav Namestnikov, 47 points (19 G, 28 A)

Cedrick Desjardins, 8-17-3, 2.77 GAA; Charles Lavigne, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch

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Game 73: Albany vs. Providence

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series:

Providence leads 1-0.

Standings:

Providence: 39-23-2-8, 88 points, 3rd place in Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

Albany: 36-23-5-8, 85 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Bruins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alexander Khokhlachev, 57 points (21 G, 36 A); Seth Griffith, 49 points (20 G, 29 A); Craig Cunningham, 47 points (25 G, 22 A)

Malcolm Subban, 15-8-5, 2.30 GAA; Niklas Svedberg, 24-15-3, 2.72 GAA

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @AHLBruins

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Game 72: Albany vs. Bridgeport

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series:

Albany leads 6-3.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 27-36-2-6, 62 points, 4th place in Northeast Division, 13th in Eastern Conference

Albany: 35-23-5-8, 83 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alan Quine, 26 points (7 G, 19 A); Chris Langkow, 18 points (5 G, 13 A); Aaron Ness, 16 points (6 G, 10 A)

Kenny Reiter, 10-11-2, 3.04 GAA; Kevin Poulin, 1-10-1, 2.91 GAA

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

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Game 71: Albany at Adirondack

Where: Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series:

Albany leads 6-5.

Standings:

Albany: 35-22-5-8, 83 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Adirondack: 26-36-1-6, 59 points, 5th place in Northeast Division, 14th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Phantoms Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Jason Akeson, 61 points (21 G, 40 A); Ben Holmstrom, 30 points (12 G, 18 A); Brandon Manning, 28 points (7 G, 21 A)

Cal Heeter, 16-24-2, 2.64 GAA; Carsen Chubak, 1-2-0, 2.53 GAA; Yann Danis, 9-11-4, 3.01 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, WNYQ 101.7 FM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @PhantomsHockey, @dianacnearhos

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Game 70: Albany at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Where: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series:

WBS leads 2-1.

Standings:

Albany: 35-22-4-8, 82 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

WBS: 39-22-3-5, 86 points, 2nd place in East Division, 5th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Penguins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tom Kostopoulos, 44 points (21 G, 23 A); Nick Drazenovic, 38 points (12 G, 26 A); Brendan Mikkelsen, 37 points (8 G, 29 A)

Jeff Deslauriers, 20-15-3, 2.58 GAA; Peter Mannino, 9-3-1, 1.47 GAA; Eric Hartzell, 10-7-1, 2.30 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, WILK 103.1 FM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @nafsnep, @WBSPenguins

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Game 69: Albany at Syracuse

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series:

Albany leads 3-1.

Standings:

Albany: 35-21-4-8, 82 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 6th in Eastern Conference

Syracuse: 27-30-4-7, 65 points, 5th place in East Division, 12th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brett Connolly, 48 points (18 G, 30 A); Jonathan Marchessault, 48 points (17 G, 31 A); Vladislav Namestnikov, 42 points (17 G, 25 A)

Cedric Desjardins, 7-17-2, 2.79 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 16-11-4, 2.67 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch, @syrhockey

 

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Game 68: Albany vs. Binghamton

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series:

Binghamton leads 3-2.

Standings:

Binghamton: 40-21-1-4, 85 points, 1st place in East Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference

Albany: 34-21-4-8, 80 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference

Media Kit

Senators Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Stephane Da Costa, 58 points (18 G, 40 A); Cole Schneider, 48 points (19 G, 29 A); Chris Wideman, 45 points (7 G, 38 A)

Andrew Hammond, 22-15-3, 2.81 GAA; Scott Greenham, 3-0-0, 3.30 GAA

Listen: AHL Live, Oldies 96.9 FM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @BSens_Hockey

 

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