The Weekly Primer, Issue 5

Quick Hits:

The Devils start the fifth week of the season with a 4-3-2-0 record, 10 points and a .556 percentage.  They sit in 4th place in the North Division, a mere .007 behind third place Syracuse.

Scott Wedgewood and Paul Thompson remain out of the lineup, while Jim O’Brien could return after sitting out Sunday’s game due to injury.

Speaking of Wedgewood…YOU GOTTA SUPPORT THE TEAM!

Friday 11/6 at Syracuse:

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 6.  Future matchups: December 6th, 11th, & January 8th @ Albany; March 25th & April 8th @ Syracuse

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 4-3-0-1, 9 points, .563 pct, 3rd place in North Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: 2 players tied with 7 points; Kristers Gudlevskis, 2-0-0, 2.00 GAA; Adam Wilcox, 0-2-1, 3.30 GAA

Notes: The Crunch start the week on a 2 game winning streak, defeating Toronto on Wednesday and Hershey on Friday; both wins came via the services of Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy on a conditioning loan; rookie defenseman Anthony DeAngelo ranks among the top 10 in the league in scoring; former River Rat Mike Angelidis is in his 4th season as captain Crunch; other Albany alumni on the roster: defensemen Joey Mormina and Matt Taormina.

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch, @syrhockey, @Allovimo

Saturday 11/7 at Hartford

Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT,

When: 7:30 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 6.  Future matchups: January 2nd & 10th @ Hartford; January 20th, February 6th & March 29th @ Albany

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 6-4-1-0, 13 points, .591 pct, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Brian Gibbons, 8 points (3 G, 5 A); Chad Nehring, 7 points (3 G, 4 A); 2 tied with 6 points; Magnus Hellberg, 5-3-1, 2.43 GAA; Jeff Malcolm, 1-1-0, 2.43 GAA

Notes: The Wolfpack started the week with a 5-0 shutout loss to Toronto on Wednesday morning; they start a 3 game road trip Sunday in Bridgeport; Hartford ranks second in the league in home penalty killing (95.2%) and 6th overall (87.8%), but near the bottom in power play (26th at 11.1%) and in penalty minutes per game (30th at 9.18 minutes/game).

Listen: AHL Live

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @wolfpackahl

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