Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 5:00 PM.
Season Series: Tied at 3.
Albany: 34-27-2-3, 73 points, .553, 3rd place in North Division
Providence: 37-19-5-4, 83 points, .638, 4th place in Atlantic Division
Bruins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Jordan Szwarz, 48 points (17 G, 31 A); Wayne Simpson, 42 points (15 G, 27 A); 2 tied with 39
Zane McIntyre, 17-4-1, 1.99 GAA; Malcolm Subban, 10-12-5, 2.48 GAA; Dan Vladar, 3-0-2, 2.84 GAA
Last Game, Bruins: Providence defeated Hartford 3-1 on the road on Friday.
The Bruins are hanging on to the final Atlantic division playoff spot, leading 5th place Bridgeport by two points, but are also two points behind third place Hershey, with a magic number of 21; Providence is missing goaltender Malcolm Subban and leading scorer Jordan Szwarz due to injuries; the Bruins are in the middle of a 3 in 3 weekend, going right back to Hartford tomorrow afternoon; goaltender Zane McIntyre, who leads the AHL in GAA and save percentage, was recalled to Boston on an emergency basis on Saturday.
And Happy River Rats Day, Part Deux! It’s the second and final River Rats throwback day. Ironically enough, former River Rats captain Kevin Dean, a member of the 1995 Calder Cup champions, will be in house…as the Providence head coach; despite the shootout loss, Albany lowered its magic number to clinch to 20.
P-Bruins 3, Wolfpack 1: Providence dominates Hartford (Providence Journal)
Albany Devils get one point, but losing streak continues (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live
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