Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 1:00 PM.
Season Series: Utica leads 3-2.
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.
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)
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