Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 5:00 PM.
Season Series: First meeting of 8. Future matchups: December 2nd @ Albany; December 3rd, December 14th, & January 6th @ Utica; February 20th @ Albany; March 4th @ Utica; March 24th @ Albany
Albany: 3-0-0, 6 points, 1.000, 1st place in North Division
Utica: 1-2-0, 2 points, .333, 6th place in North Division
Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Michael Chaput, 5 points (0 G, 5 A); 2 tied with 4 points
Richard Bachman, 1-1-0, 4.50 GAA; Thatcher Demko, 0-1-0, 5.00 GAA
Last Game, Comets: Utica picked up its first win of the season Friday night by defeating the Crunch 5-4 in Syracuse.
This is the first matchup between the teams since Albany defeated Utica in 4 games in the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs in April; the Comets are finishing off a season opening 4 game road swing, getting swept by Toronto last weekend before defeating Syracuse on Friday; not surprisingly, their first 2 game homestand next week is already sold out, bringing their sellout streak to 57 straight games; in the all time series, Utica has yet to defeat Albany in regulation, with two overtime wins last season (and one during postseason).
Comets Outlast Crunch (uticacomets.com)
Subban pushing to ‘be better’ for Comets (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
AHLOTB: The Scarlett Letter (theahl.com)
Albany Devils extend win streak in shootout (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or KROCK 94.9 FM
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