Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Providence leads 4-3.
Albany: 34-28-2-3, 73 points, .545, 3rd place in North Division
Providence: 39-19-5-4, 87 points, .649, 3rd place in Atlantic Division
Bruins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Jordan Szwarz, 48 points (17 G, 31 A); Wayne Simpson, 44 points (15 G, 29 A); 2 with 42 points
Malcolm Subban, 10-12-5, 2.48 GAA; Dan Vladar, 4-0-2, 2.39 GAA
Last Game, Bruins: Providence defeated Hartford 5-2 on the road on Sunday.
The Bruins have won three straight and sit just .009 in front of 4th place Hershey; Providence’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 14 with 9 games remaining on their schedule; Zane McIntyre was returned by Boston on Sunday, only to be recalled again Tuesday; defenseman Charlie McAvoy, a 2016 1st round draft choice by Boston, was signed to an amateur tryout on Wednesday; in the season series between the two teams, the road team has won every game; Josh Jacobs, Ben Sexton, and Ryan Kujawinski remain out of the lineup due to injuries; Blake Pietila was sent down by New Jersey on Thursday; also on Thursday, Rod Pelley was selected as Albany’s candidate for the AHL Man of the Year award, for contributions to community service. The league winner will be announced at a later date.
Top prospect Charlie McAvoy gets pro career underway with Providence Bruins (Providence Journal)
Albany Devils look to regroup for stretch run (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live
Social: @AlbanyDevils, @AHLBruins