Location: Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Utica leads 2-1.
Albany: 13-11-0-1, 27 points, .540, 3rd place in North Division
Utica: 10-12-1-1, 22 points, .458, 5th place in North Division
Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Alexandre Grenier, 18 points (6 G, 12 A); Jordan Subban, 17 points (6 G, 11 A); Curtis Valk, 15 points (8 G, 7 A)
Thatcher Demko, 7-5-1, 2.59 GAA; Michael Garteig, 0-1-1, 3.36 GAA
Last Game, Comets: Utica lost 4-3 in a shootout to Syracuse on the road on Saturday.
Rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko, who defeated the Devils in back to back starts on December 2nd & 3rd, was recalled to Vancouver on Saturday, but sent back on Tuesday; 6 of the Comets next 7 games are on home ice, with a trip to Binghamton on Saturday mixed in; Jordan Subban is tied for 5th in scoring among AHL defensemen; the Devils find themselves with twelve healthy forwards and nine defensemen on their roster after Luke Gazdic was recalled to New Jersey and Yohann Auvitu was sent down this morning; Albany’s power play struggles have resulted in them falling to 26th in the league on the man advantage at 15%.
Three players assigned to Utica Comets (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
AHLOTB: Confidence fueling Valk’s season (theahl.com)
Low energy start sinks Devils (Times Union)
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 12/13 (All About the Jersey)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or KROCK 94.9 FM
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