Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Albany leads 3-2.
Albany: 16-13-0-1, 33 points, .550, 3rd place in North Division
Toronto: 13-14-1-1, 28 points, .483, 4th place in North Division
Marlies Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Brendan Leipsic, 28 points (8 G, 20 A); Kasperi Kapanen, 26 points (14 G, 12 A); Andrew Nielsen, 20 points (5 G, 15 A)
Garret Sparks, 4-3-0, 2.32 GAA; Jhonas Enroth, 1-0-0, 3.00 GAA; Karri Ramo, 0-3-0, 3.80 GAA; Jeff Glass, 1-1-0, 2.05 GAA
Last Game, Marlies: Toronto lost to Binghamton 3-1 on the road on Wednesday night.
The Marlies have dropped their last two straight and four out of their last five games; in the last 9 days, 6 different players have rode the Marlie-Maple Leaf shuttle, including goaltenders Antoine Bibeau and Jhonas Enroth, who have swapped places three times; Wednesday’s loss to the Senators put the Marlies under .500 for the first time since the 2014-15 season; Yohann Auvitu (Tuesday) and Luke Gazdic (Wednesday) were both recalled to New Jersey and appeared in the Devils’ 2-1 shootout win over Washington on Thursday night; the Devils have just 19 healthy skaters going into the weekend: Joe Blandisi and Petr Straka are out for the weekend, but Ryan Kujawinski and Blake Pietila may return at some point; forward Brian Ward was summoned from Adirondack on a PTO Friday afternoon. He has 12 goals and 5 assists in 25 games for the Thunder.
Marlies Fall Below .500 with Loss to Binghamton (The Leafs Nation)
Stats the Way it Is (marlies.ca)
Seth Helgeson’s holiday includes stop in NHL (Times Union)
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 12/27 (All About the Jersey)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live
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