Location: Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Tied at 2.
Albany: 20-13-0-1, 41 points, .603, 2nd place in North Division
Utica: 10-15-5-1, 26 points, .419, 7th place in North Division
Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Alexandre Grenier, 23 points (8 G, 15 A); Jordan Subban, 20 points (8 G, 12 A); Curtis Valk, 19 points (10 G, 9 A)
Thatcher Demko, 7-8-3, 3.00 GAA; Richard Bachman, 3-6-1, 3.24 GAA
Last Game, Comets: Utica lost 6-3 at home against Rochester on Saturday night.
The Comets are in a tailspin, going winless in their last 9 contests (o-4-4-1), their last win coming on December 7th against Toronto; goaltender Richard Bachman returned to the lineup last weekend after sitting out since November due to injury; this is the beginning of a 3 in 3 weekend for Utica, who will embark on a two game Pennsylvania swing: Hershey on Saturday, Lehigh Valley on Sunday; Seth Helgeson was recalled to New Jersey on Thursday, while Brandon Gormley officially returned to the roster after his Spengler Cup stint. Jacob MacDonald, a defenseman from the Toledo Walleye, has been signed to a PTO; John Quenneville and Joe Blandisi were selected to represent the Devils in the AHL All Star Classic in Allentown later this month.
Comets’ Subban ‘excited’ for All Star opportunity (Utica Observer-Dispatch)
John Quenneville, Joe Blandisi among AHL All-Stars (Times Union)
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