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Week 16 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a 18-14-3-5 record, good for 44 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (8th in the Eastern Conference).

-With New Jersey starting their All Star Break on Tuesday, Joe Whitney has been sent back to Albany.  In his latest callup he appeared in two games and was scoreless.  In turn, Myles Bell was returned to Evansville, where he will particpate in tonight’s ECHL All Star Game in Orlando.  He was recalled on December 30th but never saw game action.

1/21, Game #41 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ.

When: 7:30 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 5-4.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 19-16-4-1, 43 points, 5th place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

3 players with 32 points

Kevin Poulin, 13-8-5, 2.39 GAA; David Leggio, 6-8-0, 3.74 GAA

Notes:

-Bridgeport is coming off a 1-1-1 weekend, losing to Providence in overtime then splitting a 2 game set with Syracuse on home ice.

-After seeing the Sound Tigers for nearly 1/3 of the first half, this is the final regular season matchup between the two teams.

-This is Albany’s third visit to New Jersey for a home game this season.  They won the first two in Atlantic City against Lehigh Valley on November 28th and December 14th.

-This is also the first appearance for a Devil AHL team in Prudential Center since February 3, 2010, when Lowell dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Hartford.  The goal scorers that night? Tim Sestito and Nathan Perkovich.  Current Portland goaltender Mike McKenna took the loss in net.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

1/23, Game #42 at Worcester; 1/24, Game #43 vs. Worcester

Where: DCU Center, Worcester, MA (1/23); Times Union Center, Albany, NY (1/24)

When: 7:30 PM (1/23); 2:00 PM (1/24)

Season Series: First meetings of 4.  Future matchups: March 13th @Albany; April 12th @ Worcester

Standings:

Worcester: 20-14-3-2, 45 points, 3rd place in Atlantic Division

Sharks Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Freddie Hamilton, 24 points (8 G, 16 A); Daniil Tarasov, 23 points (10 G, 13 A); Jeremy Langlois, 21 points (11 G, 10 A)

Troy Grosenick, 15-6-3, 2.67 GAA; J.P. Anderson, 4-6-1, 2.71 GAA

Notes:

-The Sharks start the week the hottest team in the AHL, rattling off seven straight wins.  They travel to Portland on Wednesday before the weekend series with the Devils.

-Local ties: Former Devils defenseman Matt Taormina is the Sharks’ lone AHL All Star representative.  Troy Grosenick, former Union goaltender, is in his second professional season.

-Saturday is a busy day in downtown Albany for the home half of the series: it’s GE Kids in Free Day and Devil Dawg’s birthday (meaning multiple mascots around the building).  It’s also the first half of a hockey doubleheader at the Times Union Center, as RPI takes on Union for the annual Mayor’s Cup in the nightcap.

Listen: AHL LiveWTAG 580 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WorcesterSharks, @WSharksRadio

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Week 15 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a record of 16-14-2-5, good for 39 points and 5th place in the Northeast Division (10th in Eastern Conference).

-On Monday, Myles Bell was selected for the ECHL All Star Game, to be played in Orlando on January 21st.  While with Evansville, he posted 15 points (8 G, 7 A) in 24 games.  He has yet to make an appearance for Albany since being recalled on December 30th.

-With New Jersey about to embark on a 3 game California road trip and with Jaromir Jagr and Tuomo Ruutu battling illness, Joe Whitney was recalled for the second time in a little over two weeks and practiced on the fourth (?!?!) line.  To make room for him on the roster, Seth Helgeson was sent down after appearing in 21 games for the big club, registering two assists and finishing at a +3 rating.  He last played for Albany on November 9th in Bridgeport.

1/14, Game #38 vs. Springfield

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-1.

Standings:

Springfield: 26-10-3-0, 55 points, 1st place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 31 points (11 G, 20 A); Luke Adam, 30 points (12 G, 18 A); T.J. Tynan, 24 points (5 G, 19 A)

Anton Forsberg, 18-4-0, 1.85 GAA; Oscar Dansk, 5-3-3, 3.57 GAA

Notes:

-Austin Madaisky and Anton Forsberg, who both played a role in defeating Albany on Sunday in western Massachusetts, are the Falcons All Star Representatives.

-A very light schedule for the Falcons this week, as after Wednesday they are off until hosting Binghamton on Sunday afternoon.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

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

1/16, Game #39 at Lehigh Valley

Where: PPL Center, Allentown, PA.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.

Standings:

Lehigh Valley: 18-12-4-1, 41 points, 3rd place in East Division

Phantoms Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brandon Manning, 23 points (6 G, 17 A); Nick Cousins, 22 points (9 G, 13 A); Andrew Gordon, 19 points (10 G, 9 A)

Anthony Stolarz, 6-6-1, 2.58 GAA

Notes:

-Despite sitting in third in their division, the Phantoms have the best winning percentage (.586) among those teams.

-Lehigh Valley brings a 4 game winning streak into a 3 in 3 weekend.  After hosting the Devils, they face Binghamton at home on Saturday before traveling to Hershey on Sunday afternoon.

Listen: AHL Live, The Fox 1470 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @LVPhantoms

1/17, Game #40 at Hershey

Where: Giant Center, Hershey, PA.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Hershey leads 1-0.

Standings:

Hershey: 19-13-4-1, 43 points, 2nd place in East Division

Bears Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tim Kennedy, 28 points (2 G, 26 A); Kris Newbury, 26 points (12 G, 14 A); Casey Wellman, 21 points (11 G, 10 A)

Philipp Grubauer, 11-9-4, 2.09 GAA; Pheonix Copley, 6-3-1, 2.00 GAA

Notes:

-Albany will not to have worry about Justin Peters this time around, as he finished his conditioning assignment Sunday afternoon with a loss to Norfolk and was recalled to Washington on Monday.

-This is the Bears first game of the week after splitting a two game set with Norfolk over the weekend.  They start a home and home with the Phantoms on Sunday afternoon.

-The last time Albany won a game in Chocolatetown?  December 29, 2012.   Harri Pesonen scored the game winner midway through the third period in a 3-2 Devil victory.

Listen: AHL Live, The Ticket 1460 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheHersheyBears

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Week 14 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the weekend with a 15-12-2-5 record, good for 37 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (and 10th in the Eastern Conference).

-On Wednesday, two promising signs were on ice for practice, as Scott Clemmensen (mumps) and Raman Hrabarenka (facial, etc.) skated for the first time since going down with illness/injury.  Clemmensen has been cleared to play, and may see action this weekend.  Maxime Clermont is staying put as a third goalie for the time being.

-Thursday Paul Thompson scored two more goals without having to lift a finger, as the league changed the scoring on Friday night’s lone goal against the Crunch (originally credited to Ben Thomson) and Sunday’s 3rd goal against Bridgeport (given to Mike Sislo).  He is now up to 17 goals on the season.

1/9, Game #35 vs. Hershey

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 4.  Future matchups: January 17th @ Hershey; February 13th @ Albany; February 28th @ Hershey

Standings:

Hershey: 17-12-4-1, 39 points, 2nd place in East Division

Bears Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tim Kennedy, 27 points (2 G, 25 A); Kris Newbury, 25 points (11 G, 14 A); Connor Carrick, 19 points (4 G, 15 A)

Pheonix Copley, 6-3-1, 2.00 GAA; Philipp Grubauer, 11-9-4, 2.09 GAA

Notes:

-This is the first trip to the Capital Region for Hershey since March 29, 2013, a 5-3 Albany win.  Both home matchups last season were at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

-The Bears start a 3 in 3 weekend of their own, returning to home ice to take on Norfolk in a Saturday-Sunday series.  They are coming off a 2-1 week, including a home and home split with the Penguins Wednesday and Saturday.

-The Devils may have dodged a bullet as leading goal scorer Kris Newbury (illness) and goaltender Philipp Grubauer (injured) did not make the trip.

-Local ties: A very familiar face behind the bench to River Rat fans, as former defenseman Bryan Helmer is an assistant coach.  After winning his first Calder Cup with the Rats in 1995, he won back to back Cups as captain of the Bears in 2009 and 2010.  And per the Patriot-News, former Rats goaltender Justin Peters is scheduled to be in goal on a conditioning assignment.  He has not seen much action as Braden Holtby’s backup in Washington, last playing on November 29th in Toronto.  This is Peters’ first trip back to Albany since the final River Rats game on April 29, 2010, when he lost to Holtby in Game 4 of the East Division Finals in overtime against the Bears.

Listen: AHL Live, The Ticket 1460 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheHersheyBears

1/10, Game #36 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 5-3.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 16-14-3-1, 36 points, 5th place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 29 points

Kevin Poulin, 11-7-4, 2.47 GAA; David Leggio, 5-7-0, 3.65 GAA

Notes:

-This is the second stop on a 4 game road trip for the Sound Tigers, as they first go to Portland on Friday.  They take on Hartford on Sunday afternoon, then head to Providence next Friday.

-Matchup #9 of the season between the two teams, the last one in Albany.  #10 is considered a home game, but will be at Prudential Center on January 21st.

-If you’re a dog owner, or love dogs, it’s your lucky day.  Saturday marks the fifth annual Pucks and Paws day at the arena.  Fans can get $13 tickets, with $5 tickets if they bring their dog to the game.  The dog ticket proceeds will go to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, who usually have a few dogs up for adoption on hand.  (Side note: Mohawk Hudson was where my cat Sascha was adopted from.)  The proper hashtag? #RaiseTheWoof.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

1/11, Game #37 at Springfield

Where: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.

Standings:

Springfield: 24-10-2-0, 50 points, 1st place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 29 points (9 G, 20 A); Luke Adam, 28 points (12 G, 16 A); T.J. Tynan, 23 points (4 G, 19 A)

Anton Forsberg, 16-4-0, 1.93 GAA; Oscar Dansk, 5-3-2, 3.55 GAA

Notes:

-The Falcons are coming off a 3 in 3 weekend where they went 2-1: after losing in Portland on the 2nd, they rallied from a two goal deficit to beat Worcester in a shootout on Saturday, then defeated Manchester in overtime on Sunday.

-This game marks the end of a 3 in 3 for Springfield as well; they travel to Providence on Friday and host Hartford on Saturday.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

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

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Week 13 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week at 14-10-2-4, good for 34 points and a tie for 4th place in the Northeast Division (and 7th in the Eastern Conference).

-On Monday, forwards Joe Whitney and Stefan Matteau were recalled to New Jersey.  Matteau sat out as the extra forward, while Whitney made his second NHL appearance on the fourth (!?!) line with Tim Sestito and Jordin Tootoo.

-Tuesday morning Mike Sislo was recalled yet again to New Jersey after both Stephen Gionta and Jacob Josefson were placed on IR.

12/30, Game #31 vs. Providence

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Providence: 15-13-3-0, 33 points, tied for 2nd place in Atlantic Division

Bruins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alexander Khokhlachev, 25 points (7 G, 18 A); Ryan Spooner, 13 points (3 G, 10 A); Justin Florek, 12 points (5 G, 7 A)

Jeremy Smith, 9-5-2, 2.22 GAA; Malcolm Subban, 6-7-1, 2.71 GAA

Notes:

-Providence is missing 4 of their top 6 leading scorers: rookie David Pastrnak, who is representing the Czech Republic at the World Junior Championships, and three others are on recall to Boston.

-The Bruins are at the end of a 5 game road swing, and the trip has not been kind, only having one overtime win over Portland.  They traveled to Manchester twice in 7 days and only snagged an overtime loss point, with a shutout loss to Bridgeport in between.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @AHLBruins

1/2, Game #32 vs. Syracuse

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Syracuse leads 3-0.

Standings:

Syracuse: 20-8-4-0, 44 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Jonathan Marchessault, 28 points (8 G, 20 A); Yanni Gourde, 26 points (13 G, 13 A); Tanner Richard, 19 points (5 G, 14 A)

Andrei Vasilevskiy, 9-3-4, 2.34 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 11-5-0, 2.72 GAA

Notes:

-The Crunch’s 10 game winning streak finally came to an end on Saturday, with a regulation loss to Worcester on home ice.  They dropped an overtime decision to division leader Springfield on Sunday afternoon.

-Sunday also marked the beginning of a 5 game road trip for the Crunch.  They visit Rochester on Wednesday afternoon before coming to the Capital Region.

-After three matchups in a 13 day span, the two teams will not see each other again until February 20th in Syracuse.

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch

1/3 & 1/4, Game #33 and #34 at Bridgeport

Where: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT.

When: 7:00 PM Saturday, 3:00 PM Sunday.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 4-2.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 15-11-3-1, 34 points, tied for 4th place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Harry Zolnierczyk, 27 points (10 G, 17 A); 2 tied with 25 points

Kevin Poulin, 10-6-4, 2.41 GAA; David Leggio, 5-5-0, 3.11 GAA

Notes:

-The Sound Tigers swept the weekend, not giving up a single goal to Providence or Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

-Bridgeport travels to Worcester on Tuesday and Providence on Friday before welcoming Albany in for the weekend.

-The series is the first matchups between the teams since a 5-2 Devils win on November 23rd in Albany.  This after the Devils saw Bridgeport 6 times in their first 17 games.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers, @fornabaioctp

 

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Week 12 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany returns from the Christmas break with a record of 13-10-1-4, good for 31 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (8th in the Eastern Conference).

-A lot of Thruway travel for Tim Sestito this week.  He and Mike Sislo returned to the Albany roster on Sunday after both appeared in Saturday’s loss to the Capitals.  But Sestito was right back in New Jersey on Monday, and in the lineup for the Devils’ shootout loss to Carolina on Tuesday.  He was then reassigned to Albany on Wednesday.  So we’ll see if he’s still around this weekend or if he ends up in New York on Saturday when New Jersey travels to MSG to take on the Rangers.

-Per the AHL transactions, Maxime Clermont has been recalled from Orlando.  Stay tuned as to who he will be sitting in for.

12/26, Game #29 at Syracuse

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Syracuse leads 2-0.

Standings:

Syracuse: 19-7-3-0, 41 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 24 points

Andrei Vasilevskiy, 8-3-3, 2.34 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 11-4-0, 2.69 GAA

Notes:

-The Crunch are looking to build on a 9 game winning streak, the longest since becoming Tampa Bay’s affiliate after the 2011-12 season.

-The Lightning returned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Crunch on Wednesday, after earning his second NHL win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

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

12/27, Game #30 vs. Springfield

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Springfield: 20-9-1-0, 41 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 25 points (9 G, 16 A); Luke Adam, 22 points (9 G, 13 A combined w/RCH); 2 with 19 points

Anton Forsberg, 13-3-0, 1.81 GAA; Oscar Dansk, 4-3-1, 3.62 GAA

Notes:

-The Falcons begin the week with a modest two game winning streak after sweeping the weekend with wins in Binghamton and Hershey.  They will travel to Hartford on Friday before coming to the Capital Region on Saturday.

-For the first Capital Region home game since December 7th, it’s a holiday special: $10 tickets (box office only) and the first 1500 get a free helmet bank.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

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

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Week 11 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a record of 12-9-1-4, good for 29 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (and 8th in the Eastern Conference).

-After appearing in Monday night’s shootout loss to the Islanders and coming close to getting his first NHL goal, Tim Sestito was reassigned to Albany on Tuesday with the return of Patrik Elias to the lineup for Wednesday’s home game against Ottawa.

-Mark Fraser was officially signed to a 1 year 2 way contract by New Jersey and was placed on waivers.  He cleared on Friday and will stay on the Albany roster.

-Before leaving for Pennsylvania Thursday, a few more roster tweaks: Myles Bell was reassigned to Evansville after appearing in 2 games.  With Jacob Josefson possibly out for New Jersey’s two weekend home games, Sestito was once again recalled (there goes the E-Z Pass bill), and defenseman Adam Larsson was assigned to Albany on a conditioning stint (and we may be using that term loosely after his extended “conditioning” stint here last season).  Larsson has been out since December 2nd after falling victim to the NHL mumps epidemic.  In 17 games he has 4 points (1 goal, 3 assists).

12/19, Game #27 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

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

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

Standings:

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 16-9-1-2, 35 points, 1st place in East Division

Penguins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Derrick Pouliot, 19 points (6 G, 13 A); Jean-Sebastien Dea, 17 points (8 G, 9 A); Jayson Megna, 13 points (9 G, 4 A)

Jeff Zatkoff, 9-5-1, 1.89 GAA; Matt Murray, 5-4-2, 1.99 GAA; Eric Hartzell, 2-0-0, 2.92 GAA

Notes:

-The Penguins are currently missing 6 regulars due to injuries and illness in Pittsburgh decimating the parent club.

-Wilkes-Barre is coming off a near perfect 3 for 3 weekend, with a shootout loss to Lehigh Valley the only blemish.

-Since the Devils move to Albany in 2010, the franchise has only won twice on Wilkes-Barre’s home ice, the last victory coming on November 8, 2013.

Listen: AHL Live, WILK 103.1 FM

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

12/20, Game #28 at Syracuse

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial at OnCenter, Syracuse, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Crunch leads 1-0.

Standings:

Syracuse: 17-7-3-0, 37 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Yanni Gourde, 24 points (12 G, 12 A); Jonathan Marchessault, 22 points (8 G, 14 A); Tanner Richard, 17 points (4 G, 13 A)

Kristers Gudlevskis, 9-4-0, 2.95 GAA

Notes:

-The Crunch are riding a 7 game winning streak heading into the pre-Christmas weekend, pulling into a tie with Springfield for the division lead.  After defeating Rochester on Wednesday night, they will travel to Hartford on Friday before hosting the Devils on Saturday.

-Syracuse recently lost starting goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to callup after Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop got injured.  Former RPI goaltender Allen York has been summoned from the ECHL to back up Kristers Gudlevskis.

-Good news for local Time Warner subscribers: the game will be televised locally on TWCS, Channel 50 in the Albany area.

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

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

 

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Week 10 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a record of 11-8-1-4 and 27 points.  They are in a 3 way tie in the Northeast Division with Hartford and Bridgeport, and 4 points behind second place Syracuse.

-A few roster changes heading into the week.  Yes there will be a pop quiz on this later.

On Tuesday, another goaltending flip, as Keith Kinkaid was recalled and Scott Clemmensen was sent down.  Kinkaid finally received his first NHL start on Tuesday night in Newark against Chicago, and played well, stopping 37 shots.  But it was an all too familiar result: a 3-2 shootout loss.

Also on Tuesday, Reid Boucher was recalled for the second time after Patrik Elias was placed on IR.  He played on the second line Tuesday night with Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder.  He was returned to Albany on Wednesday with Mike Cammalleri and Dainius Zubrus presumably ready to return to the lineup Thursday night as the parent Devils start a road swing in Philadelphia.

With Scott Timmins and Cam Janssen out injured, Myles Bell and Alexandre Carrier have been recalled from their respective ECHL teams.

And if you were hoping for a glimpse of Damien Brunner in an A-Devil uniform, well, you’ll be disappointed.  Earlier today New Jersey placed him on unconditional waivers.

12/11, Game #25 at Hartford

Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 2.

Standings:

Hartford: 12-9-2-1, 27 points, tied for 3rd place in Northeast Division

Wolfpack Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Bourque, 22 points (9 G, 13 A); Danny Kristo, 16 points (8 G, 8 A); Oscar Lindberg, 15 points (8 G, 7 A)

Cedrick Desjardins, 5-3-1-1, 2.76 GAA; Mackenzie Skapski, 6-4-1-1, 2.51 GAA

Notes:

-Much like the Devils, Hartford is also coming off a 1-2 3 in 3 weekend, with its only win coming Sunday afternoon on home ice against Binghamton.

-The Wolfpack came very close to stopping Springfield’s 10 game winning streak on Saturday, but ended up becoming victim #11 and losing 1-0 in a shootout.

-Leading scorer Chris Bourque starts the week in the top 20 in the AHL in points, in a tie with 7 other players.

Listen: AHL Live, Fox Sports 1410 Hartford

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WolfPackAHL

12/14, Game #26 vs. Lehigh Valley

Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Lehigh Valley: 10-9-2-1, 23 points, 4th place in East Division

Phantoms Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brandon Manning, 17 points (6 G, 11 A); Nick Cousins, 13 points (4 G, 9 A); 2 tied with 12 points

Rob Zepp, 7-4-3, 2.57 GAA; Anthony Stolarz, 3-5-0-1, 2.84 GAA

Notes:

-The Phantoms are also coming off a 1-2 3 in 3 weekend, losing to the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre and splitting a home and home with Bridgeport.

-Lehigh Valley begins a second straight 3 in 3 weekend in Binghamton on Friday, then return to home ice on Saturday against the Penguins.

-This is the last trip to Boardwalk Hall for the Devils for the season.  There is one more home game in New Jersey, in January at The Rock.

Listen: AHL Live, Sports Radio 1470 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @LVPhantoms

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