The Weekly Primer, Issue 8

Quick Hits:

Albany begins the week with a record of 9-4-3-0, 21 points, and a .656 percentage, and sit in second place in the North Division.

Injury update: Raman Hrabarenka, Chris McKelvie, and Jim O’Brien remain out of the lineup.  Scott Wedgewood returned to practice this week, but is not expected to return right away.  Marc Andre Gragnani is well enough to return to the ice after sitting out nearly two weeks.

Wednesday, 11/25 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 1-0.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 13-5-1-0, 27 points, .711 pct, 2nd place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Joe Whitney, 20 points (5 G, 15 A); Bracken Kearns, 18 points (10 G, 8 A); Alan Quine, 16 points (7 G, 9 A); Christopher Gibson, 7-3-1, 2.12 GAA; Stephon Williams, 6-2-0, 2.48 GAA

Notes: 2 out of the top 10 point scorers in the league are Sound Tigers (Whitney and Kearns); Bridgeport is coming off a 1-1-1 weekend, losing in OT to Rochester, defeating Utica, then was shutout by Springfield on home ice Sunday afternoon; Joe Whitney missed the road trip, but had a very good reason, becoming a first time dad to baby Brooklyn on Sunday; the Sound Tigers return home for a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday against Hartford and Syracuse.

Listen: AHL Live

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

Friday, 11/27 vs. Binghamton

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 5-10-1-0, 11 points, .344 pct, 7th place in North Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Cole Schneider, 13 points (8 G, 5 A); 2 tied with 11 points; Matt O’Connor, 0-5-1, 4.14 GAA; Scott Greenham, 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA

Notes: The Senators have won 1 out of their last 5 games, but that 1 win?  It broke Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s 11 game winning streak on Friday night; this is the middle game of a 3 game week, after hosting the Penguins on Wednesday, they return home Saturday to face Rochester; Colin Greening and Chris Driedger were recalled to Ottawa earlier in the week.

Listen: AHL Live, US 96.9 FM

Tweet: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @BSens_Hockey

Saturday, 11/28 at Springfield

Where: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

Know Your Opponent:

Record: 8-7-1-0, 17 points, .531 pct, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Leading Scorers/Goaltending: Alex Grant, 14 points (3 G, 11 A); Derek Smith, 12 points (1 G, 11 A); 2 tied with 9 points;Louis Domingue, 5-3-1, 2.43 GAA; Nicklas Treutle, 3-2-0, 2.41 GAA; Tyler Beskorowany, 0-2-0, 3.55 GAA

Notes: The Falcons are coming off a 1-2 weekend, shutting out Bridgeport on the road after dropping back to back games to Albany and Providence; they visit Hartford on Friday before starting a 3 game homestand on Saturday; leading scorer Dustin Jeffrey was recalled to Arizona on Tuesday.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

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

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