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Devils Quick Hits:
-Albany begins the week with a 23-22-4-5 record and 55 points. They stand in 4th place in the Northeast Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference. Looking at the first Playoff Primer of the season, released last night, the boys have some work to do to catch up.
-With Scott Clemmensen staying up top with the parent Devils to backup Cory Schneider this weekend, Maxime Clermont was summoned back from Orlando yesterday. With another 3 in 3 weekend looming, I would not be surprised to see him get at least one start.
2/27, Game #55 at Syracuse
Where: Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Syracuse leads 5-0.
Syracuse: 32-14-8-0, 72 points, 1st place in Northeast Division, 1st place in Eastern Conference
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Jonathan Marchessault, 43 points (13 G, 30 A); Yanni Gourde, 40 points (19 G, 21 A); 2 tied with 32 points
Kristers Gudlevskis, 17-8-2, 2.70 GAA; Allen York, 1-0-1, 4.23 GAA
-After a disastrous Valentines week, the Crunch rebounded nicely with a 3 game sweep of last weekend’s games, catapulting them to the top of the league standings. A one goal loss to Rochester has them tied with Oklahoma City for the league’s best going into this weekend.
-Tonight marks the start of a 3 game homestand for the Crunch, who host Utica on Saturday and Portland next Friday.
-Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy made a one game appearance on Wednesday after coming down from Tampa, only to lose 4-3 to Rochester before being recalled.
Watch: TWC Sports is carrying the game (Albany channel 50/323).
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch, @syrhockey, @CrunchSyracuse, @Allovimo
2/28, Game #56 at Hershey
Where: Giant Center, Hershey, PA.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Hershey leads 3-0.
Hershey: 32-14-5-2, 71 points, 1st place in East Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference
Bears Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Tim Kennedy, 44 points (5 G, 39 A); 2 tied with 37 points
Philipp Grubauer, 21-10-4, 2.11 GAA; Pheonix Copley, 9-3-3, 2.15 GAA
-Hershey is riding a modest 2 game winning streak heading into a 3 in 3 weekend of their own, traveling to Binghamton on Friday and hosting Lehigh Valley on Sunday afternoon.
-Things got a little heated on Saturday night against Bridgeport…as a result, forward Liam O’Brien was suspended for 3 games, the last one coming on Saturday.
-At the start of the weekend, the Bears sit just one point behind Syracuse for 1st in the conference (and first overall in the league).
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheHersheyBears, @ChocHockey, @timleone
3/1, Game #57 vs. Binghamton
Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
When: 3:00 PM.
Season Series: Binghamton leads 1-0.
Binghamton: 22-25-5-1, 50 points, 4th place in East Division, 13th in Eastern Conference
Senators Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
2 tied with 42 points
Peter Mannino, 3-7-2, 3.78 GAA; Scott Greenham, 10-6-2, 2.51 GAA
-After hosting Hershey on Friday evening, the B-Sens embark on a 4 game road trip, starting in Lehigh Valley on Saturday before coming to the Capital Region on Sunday. They finish the trip in Norfolk the following weekend.
-2015 has not been kind to Binghamton, as they have had two separate 5 game winless streaks since the start of the calendar year and have fallen to the bottom of the East Division standings, tied with Norfolk for last place.
-Albany returns to home ice for the first time since February 15th. After only having two home games for all of February, the Devils will have 7 of their next 11 games at the Times Union Center.
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @BSens_Hockey
Devils Quick Hits:
-Albany begins the month of February with a record of 22-15-4-5, good for 53 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (7th in Eastern Conference).
2/4, Game #47 at Manchester
Where: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: First meeting of 2. Future matchup: April 1st @ Albany
Manchester: 27-10-4-2, 60 points, 1st place in Atlantic Division
Monarchs Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Brian O’Neill, 44 points (11 G. 33 A); Jordan Weal, 41 points (12 G, 29 A); Colin Miller, 29 points (10 G, 19 A)
Jean-Francois Berube, 20-4-3, 2.01 GAA; Patrik Bartosak, 7-6-3, 2.28 GAA
-The Monarchs have three of the top 5 league leading scorers, including the recalled Nick Shore.
-Manchester has only played once since the All Star break, a 3-1 victory over Portland on Friday evening at home.
-The Monarchs gained the services of Mike Richards just after the All Star break. He made his first AHL appearance since 2005 (as a member of the Philadelphia Phantoms) on Friday evening.
-This is the last time Albany will visit New Hampshire, as the Monarchs will be switching to the ECHL next season while the AHL affiliation moves to Ontario, CA.
Listen: AHL Live, manchestermonarchs.com
Twitter: @AlbanyDevils, @monarchshockey
2/6, Game #48 at Springfield
Where: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Albany leads 3-1.
Springfield: 26-16-4-0, 56 points, 3rd place in Northeast Division
Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Austin Madaisky, 32 points (12 G, 20 A); Luke Adam, 31 points (12 G, 19 A); 2 players with 26 points
Oscar Dansk, 5-4-3, 3.74 GAA; Scott Munroe, 3-5-0, 2.76 GAA
-Since defeating the Devils in Massachusetts on January 11th, the Falcons have struggled, going 0-6-1-0 and falling into 3rd place in the division.
-After being shut out by the Penguins on Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Springfield settles in for a 3 in 3 weekend, traveling to Syracuse and Providence after their lone home matchup.
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey
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.
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
-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
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
-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.
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WorcesterSharks, @WSharksRadio