Albany-Binghamton Pregame Notes

What you may need to know before the Devils and Senators square off at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena:

-Season: This is the 7th of 8 meetings between the two teams, with the series tied at 3 wins apiece. Last matchup was on February 19th in Binghamton, a 4-3 last second overtime victory for the Sens. They play each other one more time after this matchup, on April 3rd in Albany.

-Standings: Binghamton begins the day tied for 4th place in the East Division with Norfolk, carrying a 32-21-3-4 record and 71 points. They stand 5 points behind Charlotte for 3rd and lead Adirondack by 22 points. They would be holding down a crossover playoff spot in the Atlantic, leading 4th place Connecticut by 7 points and 3rd place Worcester by 6. The Devils stand in 7th place with a record of 22-32-1-3 record and 48 points, 1 point behind Adirondack for 6th and 1 point ahead of 8th place Syracuse.

-Scoring: The Senators are lead by current AHL scoring leader Corey Locke with 72 points (18 G, 54 A) and defenseman Derek Smith with 43 points (9 G, 34 A). Barry Brust has become a clear #1 goaltender as of late, he currently stands at 23 wins, which includes 6 shutouts. It is unclear if he or rookie Robin Lehner will be getting the start. For the visitors, Matt Anderson continues to pace the scoring with 43 points (18 G, 25 A) followed by Adam Henrique with 37 points (19 G, 18 A). After this weekend, it’s anyone’s guess how the goalie rotation will go, with Jeff Frazee returning to the lineup after a knee injury sidelined him for over a month.

Game time: 7 PM. Due to work obligations I will not be tweeting this one…will send updates when I can…

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