Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Tied at 3.
Albany: 35-30-2-3, 75 points, .536, 3rd place in North Division
Syracuse: 34-23-6-7, 81 points, .579, 2nd place in North Division
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
2 tied with 56 points
Kristers Gudlevskis, 13-10-7, 2.68 GAA; Mike McKenna, 12-14-9, 2.87 GAA (SPR/SYR)
Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse lost 3-2 to Toronto in a shootout on Saturday.
A 0-1-0-2 stretch against Toronto during the last week of March finally dropped the Crunch into second in the North, but they remain four points behind the Marlies; Syracuse’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 6 with 6 games remaining; over a two week span, forward Joel Vermin has been recalled to Tampa or sent down 7 different times; in 10 appearances since joining the Crunch, former Devil Mike McKenna is 3-4-2 with a 3.00 GAA; the Crunch lead the AHL in average penalty minutes per game (18.09); Ben Thomson finally received his first recall to New Jersey on Tuesday, making his NHL debut against the Flyers at The Rock…Luke Gazdic also was recalled, with injuries keeping Miles Wood and Jacob Josefson out; the Devils magic number to clinch decreased to 12 with St. John’s losing to the Marlies on Tuesday morning.
Syracuse Crunch’s goalie of the future arrives in town this week (syracuse.com)
New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 4/4 (All About the Jersey)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Syracuse
Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch