Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Syracuse leads 2-0.
Albany: 22-15-1-1, 46 points, .590, 2nd place in North Division
Syracuse: 20-10-2-5, 47 points, .635, 1st place in North Division
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Matt Taormina, 37 points (12 G, 25 A); Yanni Gourde, 28 points (12 G, 16 A); Cory Conacher, 26 points (6 G, 20 A)
Adam Wilcox, 14-5-2, 2.53 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 6-5-5, 2.72 GAA
Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4-1 at home on Monday.
Syracuse is likely the AHL leader in player transactions this season, with as many as 16 players getting at least one callup to Tampa Bay, with Jake Dotchin the latest on Tuesday; 6 Crunch regulars are currently on recall to the Lightning due to injuries; former Devil Matt Taormina, selected last week to represent the Crunch at the All Star Classic, currently leads all AHL defensemen in three major scoring categories (goals, assists, points); with the return of Nick Lappin from New Jersey and possible returns for John Quenneville, Vojtech Mozik, and Jan Mandat this week, Brian Ward, Tylor Spink and Justin Agosta were all released from their professional tryouts; Ken Appleby is one of only two qualified AHL goaltenders with a GAA under 2 (Juuse Saros of Milwaukee, currently on recall to Nashville, is the other and the current leader with 1.76).
Pests, power punches and toughest foes (syracuse.com)
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 1/17 (All About the Jersey)
Lappin returns from NHL (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Syracuse
Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch