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Game 40: Albany vs. Syracuse

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Syracuse leads 2-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 22-15-1-1, 46 points, .590, 2nd place in North Division

Syracuse: 20-10-2-5, 47 points, .635, 1st place in North Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Matt Taormina, 37 points (12 G, 25 A); Yanni Gourde, 28 points (12 G, 16 A); Cory Conacher, 26 points (6 G, 20 A)

Adam Wilcox, 14-5-2, 2.53 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 6-5-5, 2.72 GAA

Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4-1 at home on Monday.

Latest News/Notes:

Syracuse is likely the AHL leader in player transactions this season, with as many as 16 players getting at least one callup to Tampa Bay, with Jake Dotchin the latest on Tuesday; 6 Crunch regulars are currently on recall to the Lightning due to injuries; former Devil Matt Taormina, selected last week to represent the Crunch at the All Star Classic, currently leads all AHL defensemen in three major scoring categories (goals, assists, points); with the return of Nick Lappin from New Jersey and possible returns for John Quenneville, Vojtech Mozik, and Jan Mandat this week, Brian Ward, Tylor Spink and Justin Agosta were all released from their professional tryouts; Ken Appleby is one of only two qualified AHL goaltenders with a GAA under 2 (Juuse Saros of Milwaukee, currently on recall to Nashville, is the other and the current leader with 1.76).

Pests, power punches and toughest foes (syracuse.com)

Crunch capitalize early to defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4-1 (Raw Charge)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 1/17 (All About the Jersey)

Lappin returns from NHL (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Syracuse

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Game 39: Albany at Binghamton

Location: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 3-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 21-15-1-1, 44 points, .579, 2nd place in North Division

Binghamton: 15-18-2-1, 33 points, .458, tied for 5th in North Division

Senators Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Phil Varone, 22 points (8 G, 14 A); 2 tied with 16 points

Chris Driedger, 8-5-2, 2.72 GAA; Scott Greenham, 0-1-0, 7.15 GAA

Last Game, Senators: Binghamton defeated Bridgeport 3-2 in overtime at home on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Senators have won 7 out of their last 10, including last night’s win against the Sound Tigers; they are in the middle of a 3 in 3 weekend, with a trip south to Hershey on Sunday afternoon to wrap it up; New Jersey sent forward Nick Lappin down to Albany on Friday, but he likely will not appear in a game until next week; John Quenneville (illness) is expected to return next week, along with Jan Mandat (leg).  No timetable available for Joe Blandisi, who had a setback in his recovery.

Surging B-Sens down Bridgeport in overtime (pressconnects.com)

Albany Devils can’t hold on against Springfield (Times Union)

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Game 38: Albany vs. Springfield

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 21-15-0-1, 43 points, .581, 2nd place in North Division

Springfield: 14-13-5-2, 35 points, .515, 6th place in Atlantic Division

Thunderbirds Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chase Balisy, 21 points (7 G, 14 A); Mackenzie Weegar, 15 points (9 G, 6 A); 3 players tied with 13 points

Reto Berra, 8-6-2, 2.23 GAA; Mike McKenna, 6-7-5, 3.10 GAA

Last Game, Thunderbirds: Springfield lost to Albany 3-2 in overtime at home on Wednesday.

Latest News/Notes:

We’ll call this the alumni edition, as several T-Bird personnel have ties to Albany:

This is the first appearance in the Capital Region for former River Rat Geordie Kinnear as a head coach, he will be making his first visit to the area since 2011 when he was an assistant coach in Charlotte; also on his staff as an assistant is former Rat Michael Ryan (from the Carolina affiliation); forward Graham Black has one goal and one assist in eight appearances, but has been out since November due to injury; Paul Thompson has 15 points in 20 games, and was recalled to the Panthers on December 4th (he actually appeared in Monday’s win against New Jersey at The Rock); goaltender Mike McKenna moved with the team from Portland and has 6 wins in 18 appearances.

On the home side: a third PTO, defenseman Justin Agosta (Manchester), is on the Devil roster.

Former Devil Graham Black looks to return for Springfield (Times Union)

AHLOTB: Fan favorite McKenna an AHL fixture (theahl.com)

Geordie Kinnear returns to Albany as a head coach (Times Union)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 1/10 (All About the Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or WHYN 560 AM

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Game 37: Albany at Springfield

Location: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 4.  Future matchups: January 13th & March 17th @ Albany; March 19th @ Springfield

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Standings:

Albany: 20-15-0-1, 41 points, .569, 2nd place in North Division

Springfield: 14-13-4-2, 34 points, .515, 6th place in Atlantic Division

Thunderbirds Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chase Balisy, 20 points (7 G, 13 A); Mackenzie Weegar, 14 points (8 G, 6 A); 3 players tied with 12 points

Reto Berra, 8-6-2, 2.23 GAA; Mike McKenna, 6-7-4, 3.11 GAA

Last Game, Thunderbirds: Springfield lost to Providence 4-1 at home on Saturday.

Latest News/Notes:

Springfield has won 2 of 3 since turning the calendar to 2017; four of their next five games are on home ice, with just Friday’s game in Albany the lone road trip; defenseman Mackenzie Weegar is the lone All Star representative; Karl Stollery and Blake Coleman were summoned to New Jersey on Tuesday as the parent Devils head to western Canada;  with just 11 forwards available, the team has brought in two PTOs: forward Tylor Spink from Toledo and Ty Loney from Adirondack.

Springfield Thunderbirds drop home contest to Providence Bruins (MassLive.com)

Weegar named to AHL All-Star Classic (Florida Panthers)

A-Devils Podcast: Kevin Rooney & World Junior Championships (Albany Devils)

Devils Recall Stollery, Coleman from AHL (All About the Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or WHYN 560 AM

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Game 36: Albany at Lehigh Valley

Location: PPL Center, Allentown, PA.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 2.  Future matchup: February 3rd @ Albany

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Standings:

Albany: 20-14-0-1, 41 points, .586, 2nd place in North Division

Lehigh Valley: 21-9-2-0, 44 points, .688, 2nd place in Atlantic Division

Phantoms Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Jordan Weal, 32 points (11 G, 21 A); T.J. Brennan, 29 points (10 G, 19 A); Greg Carey, 24 points (16 G, 8 A)

Alex Lyon, 14-6-2, 2.77 GAA; Anthony Stolarz, 6-3-0, 2.35 GAA

Last Game, Phantoms: Lehigh Valley lost to Hartford 2-1 on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

After a five game winning streak before the holiday break, the Phantoms have dropped three of their last four outings (1-2-1-0); goaltender Anthony Stolarz got his first start since returning from the Flyers on Friday night, where while filling in for the injured Michal Neuvirth he went 2-0 in 4 games; defenseman T.J Brennan and forwards Jordan Weal and Taylor Leier were selected to the AHL All Star roster on Thursday; with two more points last night, Blake Coleman has 6 points (4 G, 2 A) in his last three games and has jumped to seventh in the AHL in rookie scoring with 23 points, and is tied with Blake Pietila for the team lead in goals (13).

Fifty-Five Isn’t Sixty (Highland Park Hockey)

Albany’s Blandisi and Quenneville Named AHL All-Stars (The Hockey Writers)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or Newsradio 790 WAEB

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Game 35: Albany at Utica

Location: Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 2.

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Standings:

Albany: 20-13-0-1, 41 points, .603, 2nd place in North Division

Utica: 10-15-5-1, 26 points, .419, 7th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alexandre Grenier, 23 points (8 G, 15 A); Jordan Subban, 20 points (8 G, 12 A); Curtis Valk, 19 points (10 G, 9 A)

Thatcher Demko, 7-8-3, 3.00 GAA; Richard Bachman, 3-6-1, 3.24 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica lost 6-3 at home against Rochester on Saturday night.

Latest News/Notes:

The Comets are in a tailspin, going winless in their last 9 contests (o-4-4-1), their last win coming on December 7th against Toronto; goaltender Richard Bachman returned to the lineup last weekend after sitting out since November due to injury; this is the beginning of a 3 in 3 weekend for Utica, who will embark on a two game Pennsylvania swing: Hershey on Saturday, Lehigh Valley on Sunday; Seth Helgeson was recalled to New Jersey on Thursday, while Brandon Gormley officially returned to the roster after his Spengler Cup stint.  Jacob MacDonald, a defenseman from the Toledo Walleye, has been signed to a PTO; John Quenneville and Joe Blandisi were selected to represent the Devils in the AHL All Star Classic in Allentown later this month.

Comets’ Subban ‘excited’ for All Star opportunity (Utica Observer-Dispatch)

John Quenneville, Joe Blandisi among AHL All-Stars (Times Union)

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Game 34: Albany vs. St. John’s

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 19-13-0-1, 39 points, .591, 2nd place in North Division

St. John’s: 17-13-3-0, 37 points, .561, 3rd place in North Division

IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Sven Andrighetto, 22 points (8 G, 14 A); Nikita Scherbak, 19 points (9 G, 10 A); 2 tied with 17 points

Charlie Lindgren, 13-8-1, 2.62 GAA; Yann Danis, 4-2-2, 3.17 GAA

Last Game, IceCaps: St. John’s lost to Syracuse 7-5 in central New York on Saturday night.

Latest News/Notes:

The IceCaps are in game 8 of a 10 game road trip, all against North Division opponents, and are 4-2-1-0 during the extended swing; former Devil Bobby Farnham was recalled by Montreal on Sunday; the IceCaps lead the AHL in average penalty minutes per game (18.36), Albany ranks fourth (17.70); Yohann Auvitu was sent down on Monday after Reid Boucher was claimed back on waivers from Nashville; Boucher was then placed on waivers again Tuesday, but was picked up by Vancouver earlier today.

Ricoh Rock Report: IceCaps Nearly Perfect on the Road (stjohnsicecaps.com)

Brandon Gormley brings back trophy, memories (Times Union)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 1/3 (All About the Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

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