Location: Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, NY.
Time: 7:00 PM.
Season Series: Albany leads 4-2.
Albany: 38-31-2-3, 81 points, .547, 3rd place in North Division
Rochester: 31-40-0-3, 65 points, .439, 6th place in North Division
Americans Leading Scorers/Goaltending:
Cole Schneider, 62 points (24 G, 38 A); Nick Baptiste, 41 points (25 G, 16 A); Mat Bodie, 39 points (10 G, 29 A HFD/RCH)
Linus Ullmark, 25-26-2, 2.86 GAA; John Muse, 3-8-0, 3.08 GAA; Jonas Johansson, 3-3-1, 2.85 GAA
Last Game, Americans: Rochester lost 3-2 in a shootout to Binghamton on Wednesday at home.
The Amerks enter the final weekend of their season winners of 6 of their last 10 (6-3-0-1); goaltender Linus Ullmark and forwards Evan Rodrigues and Alex Nylander were returned from Buffalo on Monday; forward Cole Schneider is 7th in the AHL in scoring; Ullmark continues to lead the league in minutes (3082:36) and saves (1464), and is tied for the lead in losses (26).
Devil injury update: Rod Pelley and Viktor Loov are definitely out this weekend, while Ben Sexton may finally be cleared to return. Expect several regulars to be rested over the final two days as the playoff tuneup begins.
Last place Senators need shootout to edge Amerks (Rochester Democrat & Chronicle)
Players returning to Albany Devils adjust to new roles (Times Union)
Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Rochester
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