The Weekly Primer, Issue 3

Quick Hits:

-The Devils approach their first 3 in 3 weekend of the season with a record of 1-1-1-0 and 3 points.  They are tied with Binghamton with a .500 winning percentage and third place in the North Division.

-For the second time in a week, Reid Boucher was reassigned by New Jersey to Albany…but this time instead of on paper for one night, he is actually back with the team.  He has only appeared in 3 games with the big club so far, with no points and 2 penalty minutes.

Friday, 10/23 at Portland; Saturday, 10/24 vs. Portland

Where: Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME (Friday); Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Saturday).

When: 7:00 PM Friday; 5:05 PM Saturday.

Season Series: First and only two meetings.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 2-1-0-0, 4 points, .667 pct, 3rd place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers & Goaltending: Shane Harper, 5 points (0 G, 5 A); 3 with 4 points; Mike McKenna, 1-1-0, 4.05 GAA; Sam Brittain, 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA

Need to Know:

Portland opened its home schedule last weekend with a sweep of the Bears, outscoring Hershey 8-4; former Devil Mike McKenna is the only Pirate to return from last year’s team after an affiliation switch, Phoenix to Florida; former River Rats head coach Tom Rowe is the Pirates head coach, coming over with the affiliation from San Antonio; Saturday marks the Devils home opener after a 4 game road trip, and the beginning of a 5 game homestand.

Listen: AHL Live, WLOB 1310 AM

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @PortlandPirates

10/26 vs. Binghamton

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Binghamton leads 1-0.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 2-2-0-0, 4 points, .500 pct, tied for 3rd place in North Division

Leading Scorers & Goaltending: 4 players tied with 4 points; Chris Driedger, 2-0-0, 2.47 GAA; Matt O’Connor, 0-2-0, 2.55 GAA

Need to Know:

The Senators are coming off a 1-2 road trip through Syracuse and St. John’s, dropping a one goal decision to the Crunch before splitting a two game set with the IceCaps; they will host Toronto on Saturday evening before making the trek to Albany on Sunday.

Listen: AHL Live, US 96.9 FM

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @BSens_Hockey

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