Week 18 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the month of February with a record of 22-15-4-5, good for 53 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (7th in Eastern Conference).

2/4, Game #47 at Manchester

Where: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 2.  Future matchup: April 1st @ Albany

Standings:

Manchester: 27-10-4-2, 60 points, 1st place in Atlantic Division

Monarchs Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brian O’Neill, 44 points (11 G. 33 A); Jordan Weal, 41 points (12 G, 29 A); Colin Miller, 29 points (10 G, 19 A)

Jean-Francois Berube, 20-4-3, 2.01 GAA; Patrik Bartosak, 7-6-3, 2.28 GAA

Notes:

-The Monarchs have three of the top 5 league leading scorers, including the recalled Nick Shore.

-Manchester has only played once since the All Star break, a 3-1 victory over Portland on Friday evening at home.

-The Monarchs gained the services of Mike Richards just after the All Star break.  He made his first AHL appearance since 2005 (as a member of the Philadelphia Phantoms) on Friday evening.

-This is the last time Albany will visit New Hampshire, as the Monarchs will be switching to the ECHL next season while the AHL affiliation moves to Ontario, CA.

Listen: AHL Live, manchestermonarchs.com

Twitter: @AlbanyDevils, @monarchshockey

2/6, Game #48 at Springfield

Where: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 3-1.

Standings:

Springfield: 26-16-4-0, 56 points, 3rd place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 32 points (12 G, 20 A); Luke Adam, 31 points (12 G, 19 A); 2 players with 26 points

Oscar Dansk, 5-4-3, 3.74 GAA; Scott Munroe, 3-5-0, 2.76 GAA

Notes:

-Since defeating the Devils in Massachusetts on January 11th, the Falcons have struggled, going 0-6-1-0 and falling into 3rd place in the division.

-After being shut out by the Penguins on Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre, Springfield settles in for a 3 in 3 weekend, traveling to Syracuse and Providence after their lone home matchup.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey

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