What you may need to know before the Devils and Falcons take to the ice at Times Union Center:
-Season: This is the 3rd meeting of 4 between the two teams, with the series tied at 1 win apiece. Last meeting was on February 25th in western Massachusetts, with the Falcons taking a convincing 5-2 victory. They square off one last time on April 8th in Springfield.
-Standings: The Falcons begin the day tied for 5th place in the Atlantic Division with Providence, with a record of 30-30-2-3 and 65 points. They are 7 points behind 4th place Worcester and 15 points ahead of 7th place Bridgeport. The Devils stand in 6th place in the East Division, with a record of 26-34-1-3 and 57 points, just 3 points ahead of 7th place Syracuse and 17 points behind 5th place Binghamton.
-Scoring: Springfield is lead by rookie winger Tomas Kubalik with 43 points (21 G, 22 A), followed by Trevor Smith with 40 points (18 G, 22 A combined with Springfield and Syracuse). David Leneveu and Gustaf Wesslau split time between the pipes, with Leneveu’s 16 wins leading the way. On the Devil side, no changes at the top…Matt Anderson leads with 47 points (20 G, 27 A) with Adam Henrique behind him with 40 points (21 G, 19 A). Mike McKenna should get the start, no word if Dave Caruso will make an appearance this weekend while Jeff Frazee is sidelined with a finger injury.
-Miscellaneous: Only special Saturday is driven towards those Albany St. Patrick’s Day paradegoers, drunk, sober, or somewhere in between: Wear green to the box office and get a $12 ticket. The start time was originally 7 PM, but was moved to the early 5 PM start to draw in those hanging around downtown. We’ll see how that goes over.
Game time, as mentioned 5 PM. I of course will be in attendance with the usual…