Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: First meeting of 8. Future matchups: October 29th & November 22nd @ Albany; December 17th & 18th @ Toronto; December 30th @ Albany; February 11th & 12th @ Toronto
Albany: 5-1-0-0, 10 points, .833, tied for 1st place in North Division
Toronto: 5-1-0-0, 10 points, .833, tied for 1st place in North Division
Marlies Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Brendan Leipsic, 12 points (3 G, 9 A); Kasperi Kapanen, 9 points (4 G, 5 A); Andrew Nielsen, 6 points (2 G, 4 A)
Antoine Bibeau, 4-0-0, 1.74 GAA; Garret Sparks, 1-1-0, 3.06 GAA
Last Game, Marlies: Toronto defeated Providence 4-3 in overtime at home on Wednesday night.
This is the first matchup between the two teams since Toronto eliminated the Devils in the second round of last season’s Calder Cup playoffs in seven games; the Marlies boast the league’s top two scorers in Brendan Leipsic and Kasperi Kapanen; this is the beginning of a six game road trip for Toronto, who will travel to St. John’s for a pair, then to Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley before returning home on November 19th; Carter Camper and Ryan Kujawinski remain out due to injuries, but Kujawinski is a maybe for the weekend; Steve Santini will remain with Albany for the time being; and finally…congrats to Nick Lappin, who was recalled by New Jersey this morning and will make his NHL debut tonight at The Rock against Chicago.
Marlies Rally to Win Last Game Before Long Road Trip (The Leafs Nation)
Andreas Johnsson dominant in Marlies 4-3 overtime win (Pension Plan Puppets)
Rematch of a memorable AHL playoff series this weekend (Times Union)
Lappin gets going ahead of Toronto weekend (Albany Devils)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live for both
Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TorontoMarlies