What you may need to know before the Devils and Admirals hit the ice at the Times Union Center:
-Season: This is the 6th of 8 meetings between the two teams, with the Admirals holding a 4-1 series lead. Last matchup was on February 27th in Atlantic City, a 4-3 come from behind win for Norfolk. After tonight they meet only twice more, on March 18th and 19th in Virginia.
-Standings: The Admirals start the day in 4th place in the East Division, checking in with a 30-17-8-5 record and 73 points. They trail 3rd place Charlotte by 3 points and lead 5th place Binghamton by 2. The Devils are currently in 6th place, with a record of 23-32-1-3 and 50 points, leading 7th place Adirondack by 1 point and 8th place Syracuse by 3 points.
-Scoring: Norfolk is lead by center Marc-Andre Pouliot with 51 points (18 G, 33 A) and center Blair Jones with 44 points (20 G, 24 A). In the nets, Dustin Tokarski is getting the brunt of the work with Cedrick Desjardins out due to injury, with recent ECHL callup Jaroslav Janus backing up. On the home side, Matt Anderson continues to pace all Devil skaters with 44 points (19 G, 25 A), followed by Adam Henrique with 38 points (20 G, 18 A). It appears the regular Devil goalie tandem of Jeff Frazee and Mike McKenna is back intact, with Dave Caruso being reassigned to Trenton on Thursday. Frazee has come out strong since returning Sunday afternoon, with a good effort against the Admirals and a win over playoff contender Binghamton under his belt.
Game time: 7 PM. I will be on hand with the usual fun…