Location: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.
Albany: 24-16-1-1, 50 points, .595, 2nd place in North Division
Rochester: 18-23-0-2, 38 points, .442, 7th place in North Division
Americans Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Cole Schneider, 38 points (15 G, 23 A); Justin Bailey, 27 points (17 G, 10 A); Nick Baptiste, 26 points (17 G, 9 A)
Linus Ullmark, 16-14-2, 2.86 GAA; John Muse, 2-6-0, 3.21 GAA
Last Game, Americans: Rochester lost to Toronto 2-1 in a shootout at home on Wednesday.
The Amerks have dropped 6 of 10 and find themselves in the division basement, just .034 behind Binghamton and Toronto, but are 5 points behind Utica for the fourth North playoff spot; former RPI goaltender Jason Kasdorf has been back and forth between Rochester and Elmira 5 different times since December 18th, while Linus Ullmark has been back and forth between the Amerks and the Sabres 4 times in the past 16 days; defenseman Yohann Auvitu was reinstated from the injured list by New Jersey on Tuesday and reassigned to Albany; with Blake Coleman’s return, forward Ty Loney was released from his PTO and returned to Adirondack; there is a possibility Reece Scarlett may miss time this weekend due to illness; after Thursday’s loss to Washington, New Jersey sent Steve Santini, Seth Helgeson, and Karl Stollery back to Albany for the weekend as the NHL All Star Break gets underway.
Rochester Amerks lose in shootout to Toronto (Democrat & Chronicle)
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 1/24 (All About the Jersey)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live, ESPN Rochester (radio); MSG+ (local TV)
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