Playoff Preview, Second Round: Albany vs. Toronto

Where: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Games 1, 2, 6,7); Times Union Center, Albany, NY (Games 3, 4, 5)

When:

Game 1 at Toronto: Wednesday, May 4th, 7:30 PM

Game 2 at Toronto: Friday, May 6th, 7:30 PM

Game 3 at Albany: Sunday, May 8th, 5:00 PM

Game 4 at Albany: Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 PM

Game 5 at Albany: Thursday, May 12th, 7:00 PM*

Game 6 at Toronto: Saturday, May 14th, 3:00 PM*

Game 7 at Toronto: Monday, May 16th, 7:30 PM*

*if necessary

Regular Season Series:

Toronto took 4 of 6 matchups against Albany:

October 17th @ Toronto: Toronto 3, Albany 2 (OT): The Devils would blow a 2-1 lead with 1:57 remaining in regulation, then T.J. Brennan would score the game winner with 1:22 remaining in overtime.

October 18th @ Toronto: Albany 3, Toronto 2: Blake Pietila’s first professional goal in the third period would be the game winner, Albany’s first win of the season.  Yann Danis would stop 26 of 28 shots.

November 1st @ Albany: Toronto 3, Albany 2 (OT): Reid Boucher and Mike Sislo would each have a power play goal in the first, but Mark Arcobello’s goal twenty seconds into overtime would be the difference.

March 1st @ Toronto: Toronto 4, Albany 0: An 11 AM start was not kind to the Devils, as they were shutout by Antoine Bibeau.

March 13th @ Albany: Albany 3, Toronto 2: Raman Hrabarenka would score twice on consecutive power plays in a 2:27 span in the second period to put Albany ahead, but after the Marlies tied it early in the third, Nick Lappin’s first professional goal with 40 seconds remaining in regulation clinched the win.

April 10th @ Albany: Toronto 3, Albany 0:  Despite 35 shots, the Devils were shutout for the second time by Bibeau.

2015-16 Regular/Postseason Records:

Toronto: 54-16-5-1, 114 points, .750 points percentage, 1st place in North Division.  Postseason: 3-0.

Albany: 46-20-8-2, 102 points, .671 points percentage, 2nd place in North Division.  Postseason: 3-1.

Rosters:

Toronto Marlies

Albany Devils

Toronto By The Numbers:

Regular Season:

Home: 27-9-2-0.  Road: 27-7-3-1.

Power Play: 17.4% (10th in AHL).  Penalty Kill: 84.0% (12th).

Goals For/Game: 3.87 (1st in AHL).  Goals Against/Game: 2.51 (4th).

Leading Scorers (Top 5):

Regular Season: T.J. Brennan (68), Mark Arcobello (59), Colin Smith (56), Brendan Leipsic (54), Josh Leivo (48)

Postseason: Connor Carrick (7), Connor Brown/Josh Leivo (3), 7 tied with 2

Goals (Regular Season): T.J. Brennan/Mark Arcobello (25)

Goals (Postseason): Connor Carrick/Connor Brown (3)

Assists (Regular Season): T.J. Brennan (43)

Assists (Postseason): Connor Carrick (4)

Plus/Minus (Regular Season): Andrew Campbell (+39)

Plus/Minus (Postseason): Connor Carrick (+6)

Penalty Minutes (Regular Season): Richard Clune (146)

Penalty Minutes (Postseason): Josh Leivo (6)

Wins (Regular Season): Antoine Bibeau (28)

Wins (Postseason): Garret Sparks (2)

GAA (Regular Season): Garret Sparks (2.33)

GAA (Postseason): Garret Sparks (0.00)

Save Percentage (Regular Season): Garret Sparks (.928)

Save Percentage (Postseason): Garret Sparks (1.000)

Albany By The Numbers:

Home: 27-7-3-1.  Road: 19-13-5-1.

Power Play: 18.3% (8th in AHL).  Penalty Kill: 87.2% (3rd).

Goals For/Game: 2.79 (14th).  Goals Against/Game: 2.20 (2nd).

Leading Scorers (Top 5):

Regular Season: Matt Lorito (54), Mike Sislo (53), Jim O’Brien (38), Paul Thompson (35), Reid Boucher/Brian O’Neill (32)

Postseason: Reid Boucher (6), Damon Severson (5), Blake Pietila/Jim O’Brien (4), 4 tied with 3

Goals (Regular Season): Mike Sislo (27)

Goals (Postseason): Reid Boucher (3)

Assists (Regular Season): Matt Lorito (36)

Assists (Postseason): Damon Severson (5)

Plus/Minus (Regular Season): Vojtech Mozik (+28)

Plus/Minus (Postseason): Damon Severson (+4)

Penalty Minutes (Regular Season): Pierre-Luc Leblond (131)

Penalty Minutes (Postseason): 4 tied with 4

Wins (Regular Season): Yann Danis (28)

Wins (Postseason): Scott Wedgewood (3)

GAA (Regular Season): Scott Wedgewood (1.55)

GAA (Postseason): Scott Wedgewood (1.93)

Save Percentage (Regular Season): Scott Wedgewood (.933)

Save Percentage (Postseason): Scott Wedgewood (.922)

Print Media Coverage:

Toronto: Toronto Star

Albany: Times Union, Daily Gazette

Listen/Watch:

Toronto: Rogers TV

Albany: AHL Live

Social Media:

Toronto:

Facebook: Toronto Marlies

Instagram: torontomarlies

Twitter: @TorontoMarlies, @HockeyCrock

Albany:

Facebook: Albany Devils

Instagram: albanydevils

Twitter: @AlbanyDevils, @ADevilsPR, @Pete_Dougherty, @MJMcGuire, @trace_1114

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