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Week 20 in Review: More Rallies and Blown Leads

This week’s weather wasn’t the only roller coaster happening this week.

A 1-2 week for the Devils had the potential to be so much more, but holding a lead in the third period is suddenly becoming an adventure.  And as we get later in the season, the pressure is on more than ever as the fight for playoff positioning continues.

2/20 vs. Utica: 3-2 L

Before hitting the road for the next three weeks, the Devils had one last game on their week-long homestand, a Monday afternoon holiday special against a struggling Comets team.  The home team would get off to a good start late in the first period, as Carter Camper’s fifth goal of the season would put Albany up 1-0.  In a span of 21 seconds midway through the second, the Comets would tie it up courtesy of Borna Rendulic, only to have Ryan Kujawinski put the Devils back up 2-1 with his fourth goal.  A possible third Devil goal went so fast in and out of the net, it was only noticeable by those near the net, and was never reviewed.  But the Devils special teams would fail them in the final period, and the Comets would take advantage.  Darren Archibald would score on a shorthanded breakaway–his second shorty against Albany this season, in a similar fashion–early in the third to tie the game up at 2.  Then with Andrew MacWilliam serving a boarding penalty (that was on Archibald, ironically enough), Jordan Subban would score on the power play to put the Comets ahead 3-2 with 6:37 remaining in regulation.  The Devils were unable to come up with a tying goal late, and would end the homestand 2-2 after a promising start.  Mackenzie Blackwood had a good day in net, but took the hard luck loss, stopping 32 of 35 shots.  Three Devils had one assist each, but Nick Lappin saw his point streak come to an end at 10 games.

Lines:

John Quenneville-Carter Camper-Ben Sexton

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin

Ryan Kujawinski-Kevin Rooney-Petr Straka

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Reece Scarlett/Yohann Auvitu

Andrew MacWilliam/Josh Jacobs

Karl Stollery/Vojtech Mozik

Mackenzie Blackwood/Ken Appleby

Scratches: Viktor Loov, Max Novak, Blake Pietila, Scott Wedgewood, Brandon Gormley, Jacob MacDonald

Power Play: 0 for 6.  Penalty Kill: 5 for 6.  Penalty Minutes: 17. Shots on Goal: 35.  Shots Allowed: 35.

3 Stars: 1. Jordan Subban; 2. Darren Archibald; 3. Carter Camper.

Highlight Reel:

2/24 at St. John’s: 3-2 W (OT)

The road trip began on Friday night way up north in Newfoundland, as the Devils and IceCaps kicked off a two game weekend series.  And it was obvious through the first 40 minutes who was the better team.  St. John’s would take a 2-0 lead in the first off goals from Charles Hudon (his 19th) and a gift tally for Mark MacMillan (his 4th) after Ken Appleby tried to play the puck outside the crease, turned it over and left the net wide open. As for shots?  Albany could only manage 8 total shots for the first 40 minutes, while giving up 27 to the IceCaps, with 18 of those coming in the first period.  So at this point, it was a foregone conclusion that the Devils were on their way to a third straight defeat and possibly a fall out of second place in the division.  Well…not so fast, folks.  In the third, Albany would begin their comeback.  Ryan Kujawinski would score for the second straight contest and fifth of the season 2:03 into the period to cut the lead in half.  Then with only 2:41 remaining in regulation, Ben Thomson would score his 5th of the season to tie the game up at 2 all.  The game would carry over into overtime, where for the first 3:51 it was all Charlie Lindgren, as the IceCaps goaltender would make several acrobatic stops to keep the game going.  But the seventh shot off of Kevin Rooney’s stick at the 3:52 mark would make it into the net, completing an improbable comeback win for the Devils.  In the third and overtime, Albany would outshoot St. John’s 18-7, 7-0 in the extra session.  Appleby picked up a much needed win, stopping 32 of 34 shots. Karl Stollery had two assists, while Rooney and Jan Mandat would have one helper each.

Lines:

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin

John Quenneville-Max Novak-Petr Straka

Ryan Kujawinski-Kevin Rooney-Jan Mandat

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Karl Stollery/Reece Scarlett

Andrew MacWilliam/Brandon Gormley

Yohann Auvitu/Jacob MacDonald

Ken Appleby/Mackenzie Blackwood

Scratches: Viktor Loov, Josh Jacobs, Ben Sexton, Blake Pietila, Carter Camper, Vojtech Mozik, Scott Wedgewood

Power Play: 0 for 2.  Penalty Kill: 2 for 2.  Penalty Minutes: 4.  Shots On Goal: 26.  Shots Allowed: 34.

3 Stars: 1. Kevin Rooney; 2. Charlie Lindgren; 3. Ken Appleby.

Highlight Reel:

2/25 at St. John’s: 5-4 L

In the rematch on Saturday, a couple of lineup changes: Mackenzie Blackwood would get the nod in net, while Blake Pietila made a return to the lineup, subbing for John Quenneville.  Josh Jacobs would come in for Yohann Auvitu.  In a much better first period than the previous night, both teams would match goals: Brett Lernout’s second would open the scoring three minutes in, then Reece Scarlett would pick up his fourth to tie it up.  The IceCaps would jump ahead 3-1 with goals 4:27 apart from Charles Hudon and former Devil Stefan Matteau.  But in the third, the Devils would go on another rally, and it was started by the least likely of men: Luke Gazdic’s first goal of the season 40 seconds in would cut the lead to 3-2.  Then in a 3:29 stretch midway through the final frame, Albany would tie it up and take the lead on goals by Petr Straka (4th) and Nick Lappin (8th).  But on this night, it would be St. John’s with the last word.  It took just 33 seconds for Hudon’s second of the game to tie it, and Chris Terry’s 21st goal to put the IceCaps back on top with 4:20 left in regulation.  What a way to remember your last ever trip to Newfoundland.

Blackwood stopped 29 of 34 shots in the loss, while Gazdic and four other Devils had assists.

Lines:

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin

Blake Pietila-Max Novak-Petr Straka

Ryan Kujawinski-Kevin Rooney-Jan Mandat

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Reece Scarlett/Jacob MacDonald

Andrew MacWilliam/Josh Jacobs

Karl Stollery/Brandon Gormley

Mackenzie Blackwood/Ken Appleby

Scratches: Viktor Loov, Ben Sexton, John Quenneville, Carter Camper, Vojtech Mozik, Scott Wedgewood, Yohann Auvitu

Power Play: 0 for 4.  Penalty Kill: 2 for 2.  Penalty Minutes: 13.  Shots on Goal: 33.  Shots Allowed: 33.

3 Stars: 1. Charles Hudon; 2. Chris Terry; 3. Luke Gazdic.

Highlight Reel:

My Player of the Week:

This is a hard one this week, as quite a few players had contributions.  But I’ll have to give the edge to…the man who finally found the second column on the scoresheet this week.  Yes, Luke Gazdic, I mean you.

Honorable mentions to Ryan Kujawinski (2 goals in 2 games), Kevin Rooney for his performance on Friday, and Karl Stollery (3 assists on the week).

Team Leaders:

Goals: Ben Sexton (19)

Assists: John Quenneville (26)

Points: John Quenneville (37)

+/-: Blake Coleman (+16)

Penalty Minutes: Andrew MacWilliam (83)

Wins: Ken Appleby (15)

GAA: Scott Wedgewood (2.18)

Save Percentage: Scott Wedgewood (.912)

Up North with the Thunder:

After a 0-3 week last week, the other team in red had a much improved performance this week, winning all three games. It started with a 5-2 win in South Carolina on Sunday afternoon to sweep the season series with the Stingrays, and finish off the southern road swing on a high note.  Back on home ice Friday night, they defeated Reading 4-2.  Saturday night they would defeat Brampton 4-3 in a shootout, with rookie Stepan Falkovsky scoring all three Thunder goals in regulation, and picking up the only goal in the shootout.

The Thunder finish February in Brampton with an 11 AM faceoff against the Beast, then head to the Midwest for a 2 game set against Cincinnati on Thursday and Saturday.

This Week’s Schedule:

Back on the mainland, the Devils only have games 3 and 4 of their six game road swing this week to start the March portion of the schedule.  Friday night they make their first visit to Providence since October to face the Bruins.  Then it’s the final visit of the season to Utica on Saturday to face the Comets.

Also coming up next weekend?  The postseason countdown!  I’ll keep the divisional race up to date as the Farewell Tour continues.

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Game 57: Albany at St. John’s

Location: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.

Time: 7:30 PM NST (6:00 PM EST).

Season Series: Albany leads 5-1.

Media Kit

Standings:

Albany: 31-23-1-1, 64 points, .571, 2nd place in North Division

St. John’s: 24-23-7-1, 56 points, .509, 4th place in North Division

IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Terry, 47 points (20 G, 27 A); Charles Hudon, 33 points (19 G, 14 A); Nikita Scherbak, 30 points (11 G, 19 A)

Charlie Lindgren, 17-14-5, 2.74 GAA; Yann Danis, 7-6-3, 3.11 GAA

Last Game, IceCaps: St. John’s lost to Albany 3-2 in overtime at home on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

Barring any playoff series, this is the last time the Devils will play in St. John’s, as the IceCaps will become the Laval Rocket next season and relocate to Quebec; defenseman Keegan Lowe, acquired in a trade with Carolina earlier in the week, made his IceCap debut Friday night; with his game winner last night, Kevin Rooney is now the 6th Devil to hit double digit goals (John Quenneville, Blake Coleman, Ben Sexton, Brian Gibbons, and Blake Pietila the others); Brandon Gormley and Jan Mandat both returned to the lineup after recovering from illness.

Be-Deviled–IceCaps fall in overtime to Albany (The Telegram)

Rooney’s overtime goal caps A-Devils comeback (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @AlbanyDevils, @IceCapsAHL, @CharlesMDart

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Game 56: Albany at St. John’s

Location: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.

Time: 7:30 PM NST (6:00 EST).

Season Series: Albany leads 4-1.

Media Kit

Standings:

Albany: 30-23-1-1, 62 points, .564, 2nd place in North Division

St. John’s: 24-23-6-1, 55 points, .509, 4th place in North Division

IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Terry, 47 points (20 G, 27 A); Charles Hudon, 32 points (18 G, 14 A); Nikita Scherbak, 29 points (11 G, 18 A)

Charlie Lindgren, 17-14-4, 2.74 GAA; Yann Danis, 7-6-3, 3.11 GAA

Last Game, IceCaps: St. John’s lost to Syracuse 5-3 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

This is your friendly reminder that St. John’s is 90 minutes ahead of the East Coast, hence the 6 PM start time; the IceCaps are wrapping up a 6 game homestand to close out February, going 1-3 so far; former River Rat Chris Terry is tied for third in the league in scoring; Carter Camper will miss both games this trip, but he has a good excuse: his second child, a boy, arrived earlier this morning; Brandon Gormley and Jan Mandat (illness) did make the trip and both are available; Blake Pietila (inj) is also on the trip but not expected to see action; Viktor Loov has yet to join the team.

Samuelsson Swapped for Lowe (stjohnsicecaps.com)

IceCaps need to institute home rule (The Telegram)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 2/21 (All About the Jersey)

Albany Devils moving forward with rookie goaltenders (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @IceCapsAHL

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Game 55: Albany vs. Utica

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 1:00 PM.

Season Series: Utica leads 3-2.

Media Kit

Standings:

Albany: 30-22-1-1, 62 points, .574, 2nd place in North Division

Utica: 20-23-6-2, 48 points, .471, 6th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alexandre Grenier, 38 points (15 G, 23 A); Curtis Valk, 34 points (14 G, 20 A); Darren Archibald, 31 points (15 G, 16 A)

Thatcher Demko, 9-11-4, 3.04 GAA; Richard Bachman, 11-11-2, 2.61 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica lost to Lehigh Valley 7-4 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Comets have dropped two in a row and 8 of their last 10; this is the second game of a five in seven stretch for Utica, who will never leave the state of New York during this time: they travel to Rochester Wednesday and Binghamton on Saturday; Curtis Valk is tied for 5th in AHL rookie scoring; also among AHL rookies, John Quenneville ranks second in points, assists, tied in power play goals and points, and third in shots, while Blake Coleman is tied for sixth in scoring, tied for second in goals, third in plus/minus, and leads with five game winning goals.

Phantoms outpace Comets in Sunday matinee (Utica Observer-Dispatch)

Albany Devils not helped by quick turnaround (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or K-ROCK 94.9 FM

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @UticaComets, @CometsInGame

 

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Week 19 in Review: Closer to the Top

Nothing like a little bit of home cooking to keep you on track.  And with a four out of six point week, the Devils continued to creep ever closer…but not close enough…to taking back first place in the North.

2/15 vs. Syracuse: 6-1 W

The homestand would kick off on Wednesday with a #1 vs #2 divisional battle, as the Devils played host to the Crunch for the second time in two weeks.  Albany would get off to a good start late in the first period, as Kevin Rooney (9th) and Ben Sexton (18th on a power play) would score 2:58 apart for a 2-0 advantage.  In the second period…the rout was on, as the Devils outshot the Crunch 18-6 and turned up the offense.  In a span of 8:42, Brian Gibbons (11th), Blake Coleman (17th), John Quenneville (11th on a power play), and Vojtech Mozik (8th on a power play) would all light the lamp, extending the Devils lead to 6-0, chasing Crunch starter Adam Wilcox out after two periods in favor of Kristers Gudlevskis.  The goalie switch seemed to help Syracuse in the third, as they held the Devils off the scoresheet in the third, holding them to 6 shots.  Adam Comrie’s goal 4:34 into the third would break up the shutout bid, but Syracuse just could not get any closer.  The benefactor of all this was Mackenzie Blackwood, who played brilliantly in win #10, stopping 26 of 27 shots.  Twelve Devils registered at least one point, lead by two assists each from Andrew MacWilliam and Reece Scarlett.  And as a bonus, Sexton notched the famous Gordie Howe Hat Trick, with a second period assist and a fight with Dominik Masin.

Lines:

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Petr Straka

John Quenneville-Carter Camper-Ben Sexton

Ryan Kujawinski-Kevin Rooney-Max Novak

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Karl Stollery / Vojtech Cinemas

Reece Scarlett / Yohann Auvitu

Andrew MacWilliam/Josh Jacobs

Mackenzie Blackwood/Ken Appleby

Scratches: Jan Mandat, Blake Pietila, Nick Lappin, Scott Wedgewood, Brandon Gormley, Jacob MacDonald

Power Play: 3 for 8.  Penalty Kill: 7 for 7.  Penalty Minutes: 31.  Shots on Goal: 35.  Shots Allowed: 27.

3 Stars: 1. Ben Sexton; 2. Blake Coleman; 3. Brian Gibbons.

Highlight Reel:

2/17 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 4-0 W

Friday night came a huge test for the Devils, as the #1 team in the American Hockey League, the Penguins, were in town for a visit.  And…they passed with flying colors.  Blake Coleman would get things going in the right direction just :58 after the opening puck drop, scoring his 18th goal of the season off a misplay for a 1-0 lead.  That slim lead would hold up, as Mackenzie Blackwood and the defense would hold Wilkes-Barre to 7 first period shots (at one point shots were 9-0 Devils), then to 8 in the second.  In the third, the Penguins believed they had tied the game up…but the play was whistled dead just before the puck would cross the line.  The Devils offense would end up putting the game away for good with a 3 goal outburst…Ben Sexton would score his 19th to double the Devil lead.  Max Novak would follow up that goal with his 5th for a 3-0 lead, then Nick Lappin would put the exclamation point on with an empty netter, his 6th.  Blackwood was sensational for the second straight game, stopping all 24 Penguin shots in his first professional shutout, the Devils’ first of the season.  Brian Gibbons and Yohann Auvitu each added two assists, while Lappin and two others had one helper each.

Lines:

John Quenneville-Carter Camper-Ben Sexton

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin

Petr Straka-Kevin Rooney-Max Novak

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Karl Stollery / Vojtech Cinemas

Andrew MacWilliam/Josh Jacobs

Reece Scarlett / Yohann Auvitu

Mackenzie Blackwood/Ken Appleby

Scratches: Jan Mandat, Blake Pietila, Ryan Kujawinski, Scott Wedgewood, Brandon Gormley, Jacob MacDonald

Power Play: 0 for 3.  Penalty Kill: 1 for 1.  Penalty Minutes: 2.  Shots on Goal: 34.  Shots Allowed: 24.

Highlight Reel:

2/18 vs. Bridgeport: 3-2 L

Fifteen and a half hours later, it was back on ice for Albany, as they finished out the week against a very hot Sound Tigers squad.  The Devils dodged a bullet with not having to face Jaroslav Halak, winner of his last 11 starts, but Bridgeport would be first to strike.  Jon Landry would put the visitors up 1-0 with a shot from the corner.  Carter Camper would tie the game up late in the period with a power play tally, his fourth of the season.  The Sound Tigers would put this one away early in the second period, as goals by Josh Ho-Sang and Carter Verhaeghe 2:05 apart would put the Devils down 3-1.  Nick Lappin would remain hot to start the third, scoring his 7th on a power play to cut the lead to 3-2.  But that was all the Devils could manage, and their brief two game winning streak was snapped.  Ken Appleby drew back in and played well despite the loss, stopping 25 of 28 shots.  Lappin would extend his point streak to 10 games with a goal and an assist, while Camper and two others had one helper each.

Lines:

Brian Gibbons-Blake Coleman-Nick Lappin

John Quenneville-Carter Camper-Ben Sexton

Petr Straka-Kevin Rooney-Max Novak

Luke Gazdic-Rod Pelley-Ben Thomson

Defense:

Reece Scarlett/Jacob MacDonald

Karl Stollery/Vojtech Mozik

Andrew MacWilliam/Josh Jacobs

Ken Appleby/Mackenzie Blackwood

Scratches: Jan Mandat, Blake Pietila, Ryan Kujawinski, Scott Wedgewood, Brandon Gormley, Yohann Auvitu

Power Play: 2 for 2.  Penalty Kill: 3 for 3.  Penalty Minutes: 6.  Shots on Goal: 33.  Shots Allowed: 28.

3 Stars: 1. Josh Ho-Sang; 2. Carter Camper; 3. Carter Verhaeghe.

Highlight Reel:

Roster Moves: At noontime, Sergey Kalinin cleared waivers and was reassigned to Albany.  Less than three hours later, he was traded to the Maple Leafs for defenseman Viktor Loov, who will join Albany next week.  A native of Sweden, Loov has spent all of this season with the Marlies, where in 41 games he has two goals and four assists.  A 2012 seventh round pick by Toronto, Loov has had at least one cup of coffee in the NHL, appearing in four games for the Maple Leafs last season after completing nearly three full seasons with the Marlies.

My Player of the Week:

This was decided before the week was even over…two wins, one goal given up over those two games, and shutting out the best team in the AHL?  A well deserved honor for Mackenzie Blackwood.

Team Leaders:

Goals: Ben Sexton (19)

Assists: John Quenneville (26)

Points: John Quenneville (37)

+/-: Blake Coleman (+17)

Penalty Minutes: Andrew MacWilliam (81)

Wins: Ken Appleby (14)

GAA: Scott Wedgewood (2.18)

Save Percentage: Scott Wedgewood (.912)

Up North with the Thunder:

Good news: 3 out of 6 points earned.  Bad: The Thunder would go 0-0-2-1 doing so.

On Tuesday, Adirondack would rally from a 5-3 deficit with 4:26 remaining in regulation to tie Reading at 5, only to lose 6-5 in a shootout on home ice.  Five different players would score for the Thunder, with Brock Montgomery leading the way with one goal and two assists.  The Thunder traveled south for a two game set against Atlanta, losing 3-2 in overtime to the Gladiators on Friday.  In the rematch on Saturday, Adirondack rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the third and tied the game with 23 seconds remaining in regulation, then lose 4-3 in overtime.  One game Devil J.P. Anderson drew the start in net and stopped 27 of 31 shots.

After finishing up their southern swing on Sunday in South Carolina, the Thunder return home next weekend for a pair of games, hosting Reading on Friday and Brampton on Saturday.

This Week’s Schedule:

A three game week against divisional foes is on the agenda.  Monday, the Devils finish off the homestand with a Presidents Day afternoon tilt against Utica.  Then it’s the start of a season long six game road swing, starting Friday and Saturday with a pair in Newfoundland against St. John’s.

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Game 54: Albany vs. Bridgeport

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 1:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 2-1.

Media Kit

Standings:

Albany: 30-21-1-1, 62 points, .585, 2nd place in North Division

Bridgeport: 31-16-1-1, 64 points, .653, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Bracken Kearns, 39 points (17 G, 22 A); Josh Ho-Sang, 29 points (7 G, 22 A); 2 tied with 28 points

Jaroslav Halak, 12-1-2, 2.02 GAA; Eamon McAdam, 7-2-0, 3.38 GAA

Last Game, Sound Tigers: Bridgeport defeated Rochester 5-2 on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

Why such an early start for a Saturday?  It’s a two sport doubleheader day in the Capital District, as Siena college basketball is slated for a 7 PM tip off later today; the Sound Tigers have won 5 in a row and 9 out of their last 10, creating a .045 point lead over Hershey for the fourth Atlantic playoff spot; goaltender Jaroslav Halak, sent down by the Islanders on December 31st, has won his last 11 starts; Nick Lappin extended his point streak to 9 games with a goal and an assist Friday night; last night’s 4-0 shutout over Wilkes-Barre marked the first whitewash of the season for Devils goaltending; at press time, it was uncertain if a roster move was forthcoming with Sergey Kalinin on waivers.

PLUG IT IN! PLUG IT IN! (1F02): Rochester Liveblog (Connecticut Post)

Albany Devils’ first shutout comes against AHL’s #1 team (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers, @fornabaioctp

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Game 53: Albany vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: WBS leads 1-0.

Media Kit

Standings:

Albany: 29-21-1-1, 60 points, .577, 2nd place in North Division

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 37-11-3-0, 77 points, .755, 1st place in Atlantic Division

Penguins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tom Kostopoulos, 39 points (18 G, 21 A); David Warsofsky, 36 points (11 G, 25 A); Oskar Sundqvist, 35 points (16 G, 19 A)

Tristan Jarry, 22-8-1, 2.22 GAA; Casey DeSmith, 14-3-2, 2.34 GAA

Last Game, Penguins: Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley 5-1 at home on Tuesday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Penguins have won 3 in a row and 8 out of their last 10, and are the only team in the AHL with a points percentage .700 or higher; this is the first stop on a seven game road trip for Wilkes-Barre, who will not touch their home ice again until March 8th; former Devil David Warsofsky leads the AHL in plus/minus (+32), while goaltender Tristan Jarry is tied for the league lead in wins (22); the Penguins are the #1 penalty killing team in the league at 86.5%, while the Devils rank fourth with a 84.8% success rate; with a fighting major on Wednesday, Ben Thomson leads the AHL with 9, meaning his next fighting major will earn him an automatic one game suspension per league rules; Blake Pietila is out for the weekend due to injury, while Nick Lappin, Jan Mandat, and Brandon Gormley are the latest to miss time due to illness.

Penguins’ Wilson out at least 1 month with upper body injury (The Citizens Voice)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 2/14 (All About the Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or WILK 103.1 FM

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WBSPenguins, @nafsnep

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