Devils Quick Hits:
-Albany goes into the weekend’s action with a 25-23-4-5 mark and 59 points. They stand 4th place in the Northeast Division and 11th in the Eastern Conference.
-All but two players are making the trip to Newfoundland. For his hit on Senators forward Matt Tassone in the third period on Sunday against Binghamton, the AHL suspended Cam Janssen for the next 5 games. He will not be able to return to the lineup until March 18th. Kelly Zajac will also miss the trip after re-aggravating a lower body injury.
-With the possibility of one extra forward for the two games, Alexandre Carrier has been recalled from Orlando and is making the trip.
3/6 & 3/7, Games #58 &59 at St. John’s
Where: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.
When: 7:30 PM NST (6:00 PM EST).
Season Series: Tied at 1.
St. John’s: 27-24-6-2, 62 points, 5th place in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference
IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
John Albert, 40 points (15 G, 25 A); Will O’Neill, 37 points (10 G, 27 A); Chase Balisy, 33 points (14 G, 19 A)
Connor Hellebuyck, 25-16-4, 2.42 GAA; Peter Budaj, 0-7-4, 3.69 GAA
-St. John’s is kicking off a 5 game homestand to start the month of March, hosting Manchester for three the following week.
-After a slow start, the defending Eastern Conference champs are back in the playoff race, sitting just four points behind Providence for the 8th playoff spot.
-Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck leads the league in wins (tied with Manchester’s J.F. Berube with 25), saves (1413), minutes (2751:57), and shootout wins (4). He is tied with Hershey’s Philipp Grubauer for second with 6 shutouts.
-Just a reminder for those in the Eastern time zone: St. John’s is 90 minutes ahead, so even though it’s a 7:30 start, it will actually be 6:00 here.
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