Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Syracuse leads 2-1.
Albany: 25-17-1-1, 52 points, .591, 2nd place in North Division
Syracuse: 22-12-4-5, 53 points, .616, 1st place in North Division
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Matt Taormina, 37 points (12 G, 25 A); Yanni Gourde, 33 points (15 G, 18 A); Cory Conacher, 32 points (7 G, 25 A)
Adam Wilcox, 15-6-2, 2.63 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 7-6-3, 2.71 GAA
Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse defeated Utica 4-3 in a shootout on the road on Saturday.
Syracuse is in the midst of a 6 game road trip, going 2-0-1-0 so far; they head to Toronto this weekend for a pair against the Marlies; the Crunch added defenseman Jonathan Racine from St. John’s as part of the Nikita Nesterov deal with Montreal on Thursday; with the NHL All Star Break concluding, Karl Stollery, Steve Santini, and Seth Helgeson were all recalled to New Jersey on Monday; Brandon Baddock was returned to Adirondack, while Justin Agosta was released from his PTO. He joined Hershey on Wednesday; Blake Pietila is definitely out due to the virus that caused all three All Stars to stay home, while Ben Sexton and Reece Scarlett are close. Petr Straka remains out indefinitely.
CrunchCast 11 (Raw Charge)
Virus that kept All-Stars home provides break for Devils (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Syracuse
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