A few things you may need to know before the Devils and Monarchs square off at Times Union Center:
-Season: This is the second and final meeting between the two teams. First meeting came back on November 26th in New Hampshire, a 7-2 Monarchs win.
-Standings: Manchester begins the day in first place in the Atlantic Division with a record of 30-16-1-4, good for 65 points and a 2 point lead over second place Portland. Albany starts the day in 7th place in the East Division with a record of 18-26-0-3, good for 39 points. They stand 1 point behind Syracuse and 4 points ahead of Adirondack.
-Scoring: Manchester is lead by All Star defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov with 37 points (12 G, 25 A) and forward Bud Holloway with 34 points (15 G, 19 A). The goaltending duties are split between rookie All Star Martin Jones and Jeff Zatkoff, Jones leading the way with 17 wins and 2 shutouts. Matt Anderson continues to pace the Devils in scoring with 32 points (16 G, 16 A) followed by Michael Swift with 28 points (16 G, 12 A). Mike McKenna continues to hold onto the #1 goaltender spot with Jeff Frazee on the shelf after knee surgery. Frazee however is beginning to skate again, still some time before he returns.
-Miscellaneous: Couple of promotions tonight, first another post game autograph session on the concourse with the team. It is also Scout Sleepover night, with movies on the scoreboard, post game skate, etc.
Game time 7:00. I will be onhand with all the usual fun…