The Weekly Primer, Issue 7

Quick Hits:

Albany begins the week with a record of 8-3-3-0, 19 points, and a points percentage of .679.  They sit in second place in the North Division, six points behind first place Toronto.

The injury list is getting a little crowded…add Raman Hrabarenka (lower body) and Chris McKelvie (hand) to the out indefinitely list.  Marc Andre Gragnani is practicing but not close to returning.  Jim O’Brien and Scott Wedgewood (ankle) remain out.

Friday, 11/20 vs. Springfield

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Falcons lead 1-0.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 7-5-1-0, 15 points, .577 pct, 3rd place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Dustin Jeffrey, 17 points (7 G, 10 A); 2 tied with 11 points; Louis Domingue, 5-2-1, 2.23 GAA; Nicklas Treutle, 2-1-0, 3.00 GAA

Notes: This is the first of a 3 in 3 weekend for the Falcons, as they return home Saturday to face Providence before heading south to Bridgeport on Sunday afternoon; first game of a 4 game homestand for the Devils; Dustin Jeffrey is tied for third in the league in scoring, just 3 points behind former Devil Joe Whitney; it’s the annual Word of Life Night in Albany, so…prepare accordingly.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey

Saturday, 11/21 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 2.  Future matchup: December 12th @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 12-1-0-0, 24 points, .923 pct, 1st place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Scott Wilson, 15 points (9 G, 6 A); Conor Sheary, 14 points (2 G, 12 A); Dominik Simon, 13 points (5 G, 8 A); Matt Murray, 8-1-0, 2.03 GAA; Tristan Jarry, 4-0-0, 1.64 GAA

Notes: The Penguins begin the week on a 11 game winning streak, their only loss coming on October 10th in Bridgeport; Conor Sheary is your reigning AHL Player of the Week after getting 8 points (1 goal, 7 assists) during a 3 in 3 weekend sweep against Hershey, Rochester, and Hartford; Wilkes-Barre pulled off a remarkable comeback Sunday against the Wolfpack: after trailing 5-1 after 1 period, they scored 5 times in the second period and won 7-6 in overtime; this could be a special teams battle with the #2 and #3 power play and penalty killing units facing off against one another.

Listen: AHL Live, WILK 103.1 FM

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @nafsnep, @WBSPenguins

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