A few things to know before the Devils and Senators take to the Times Union Center ice (didn’t they do that last week?):
-This is the fifth meeting between the two teams, the last coming just last Friday night in Albany, a 3-2 Devils victory. Albany now leads the season series 3-1. The teams will meet three more times this season, February 19th and March 1st in Binghamton and April 3rd in Albany (I had omitted the February 19th game from the previous matchup, sorry about that)
-Standings: Binghamton currently holds down 5th place in the East Division, checking in with a record of 21-18-2-2, good for 46 points. Right behind them in 6th is the Devils, with a record of 17-20-0-3, good for 37 points.
-Team Leaders: The Senators just recently received their leading scorer back from Ottawa, center Corey Locke. He currently leads all skaters with 55 points (15 G, 40 A). Behind him is winger Erik Condra with 38 points (15 G, 23 A). It’s a 3 goalie rotation with the return of rookie Robin Lehner from the World Junior Championships, but with Mike Brodeur recalled to Ottawa as a backup to Brian Elliott I would expect Barry Brust to get the start again. On the home side, Matt Anderson continues to lead the team in scoring with 27 points (15 G, 12 A), still followed by Michael Swift with 26 (16 G, 10 A). No new updates on Jeff Frazee’s condition (he did not bowl on Sunday), so expect to see the Mike McKenna-Dave Caruso combo for the time being.
(UPDATE 12:30 PM: Per the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, Barry Brust will indeed get the start tonight. With still no new updates on Frazee’s condition I assume McKenna will oppose him.)
Game time 7:00. I’ll be there doing the usual…