Albany Quick Hits:
-The Devils currently stand at 6-3-1-2, good for 15 points and sole possession of 2nd place in the Northeast Division (2 points behind Hartford and Bridgeport), and 5th in the Eastern Conference.
-Stick tap to Seth Helgeson, who became the fourth Devil to be recalled to New Jersey. He made his NHL debut last night in a 3-1 win over Minnesota at The Rock, registering his first NHL assist on a Tuomo Ruutu second period goal.
11/12, Game #13 vs. Syracuse
Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: First meeting of 8. Future matchups: December 20th & 26th at Syracuse; January 2nd at Albany; February 20th & 27th at Syracuse; March 14th & April 15th at Albany
Syracuse: 5-4-3-0, 13 points, tied for 3rd place in Northeast Division
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Jonathan Marchessault, 11 points (5 G, 6 A); 4 tied with 6 points
Kristers Gudlevskis, 4-2-0, 2.97 GAA; Andrei Vasilevskiy, 1-2-3, 3.25 GAA
-The Crunch are the only division opponent the Devils have yet to meet. This is the first time Albany and Syracuse have shared a division since the 2010-11 season, when both teams were in the 7-team East Division.
-The Crunch are coming off their second straight 3 in 3 weekend, splitting two with Norfolk on home ice (including a comeback win on Saturday evening), and losing to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in overtime on Sunday afternoon.
-Local ties: Four year River Rat Mike Angelidis is the fearless captain, joining him are former River Rats Joey Mormina and Jerome Samson, and former Devil Matt Corrente.
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch
11/14 & 11/15, Games #13 and #14 at Portland
Where: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME.
When: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Portland leads 1-0.
Portland: 7-6-0-0, 14 points, tied for 3rd place in Atlantic Division
Pirates Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Alexandre Bolduc, 13 points (5 G, 8 A); Brendan Shinnimin, 10 points (3 G, 7 A); Lucas Lessio, 8 points (5 G, 3 A)
Mike McKenna, 3-4-0, 2.29 GAA; Louis Domingue, 4-2-0, 2.51 GAA
-The Pirates are coming off a weekend sweep, beating Providence on the road Friday and shutting out Lehigh Valley on home ice Saturday.
-Portland had a 5 game winning streak snapped against Manchester at home on Tuesday night.
-This two game set is the only trip to Maine for the Devils this season.
Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @PortlandPirates, @Chris_MHJ