Location: Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY,
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Albany leads 4-3.
Albany: 37-30-2-3, 79 points, .549, 3rd place in North Division
Syracuse: 34-24-7-7, 82 points, .569, 2nd place in North Division
Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Matt Taormina, 56 points (14 G, 42 A); Erik Condra, 44 points (13 G, 31 A); Byron Froese, 43 points (27 G, 16 A TOR/SYR)
Kristers Gudlevskis, 13-10-7, 2.68 GAA; Mike McKenna, 12-15-10, 2.91 GAA (SPR/SYR)
Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse dropped a 4-3 decision to Binghamton in overtime on the road on Friday.
Despite a 0-1-1-2 record in their last four games, the Crunch have a magic number of 3 to chance to clinch a playoff spot, and could finish the job three different ways; former Devil Matt Taormina received the Eddie Shore Award, given to the AHL’s best defenseman, yesterday afternoon; 9 Crunch regulars, including leading scorers Cory Conacher and Yanni Gourde, remain up with Tampa Bay as they sit one point out of a playoff spot with one game remaining on Sunday; in the season series, the home team has won every game; Albany’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at 5.
Albany Devils hold off St. John’s for big win (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse
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