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Game 21: Albany at Utica

Location: Utica Memorial Auditorium, Utica, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

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Standings:

Albany: 12-7-0-1, 25 points, .625, 2nd place in North Division

Utica: 8-11-1-0, 17 points, .425, 6th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 14 points

Thatcher Demko, 5-4-1, 2.66 GAA; Michael Garteig, 0-1-0, 4.00 GAA; Richard Bachman, 3-6-0, 3.40 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica defeated Albany 2-1 on the road Friday night.

Latest News/Notes:

Friday’s win marked the first time in franchise history a Comets team defeated Albany in regulation; Utica has sold out 64 straight home games coming into the weekend slate; tonight marks the annual Pink the Rink Night at the Aud; Reid Boucher, who was placed on waivers Thursday night to make room for Taylor Hall’s return to the New Jersey lineup, was claimed by Nashville earlier today–if he had cleared, he would have been reassigned to Albany; last night’s loss broke a 5 game home winning streak for the Devils.

Demko, Virtanen help Comets top Devils (Utica Observer-Dispatch)

Beyond the Games: Ben Thomson (CBS 6 Upstate Sports Edge)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or KROCK 94.9

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @UticaComets, @CometsInGame, @CometsArmy

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Game 20: Albany vs. Utica

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 12-6-0-1, 25 points, .658, 2nd place in North Division

Utica: 7-11-1-0, 15 points, .395, 6th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 14 points

Thatcher Demko, 4-4-1, 2.85 GAA; Richard Bachman, 3-6-0, 3.40 GAA; Michael Garteig, 0-1-0, 4.00 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica lost to Rochester 2-1 on home ice Wednesday night.

Latest News/Notes:

After a four game winning streak that lifted them out of the North Division cellar, the Comets have dropped their last two straight; Utica will play 8 of 12 games this month at home, including tomorrow’s rematch; Scott Wedgewood had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder Tuesday and will need 6 months recovery time, effectively ending his season; John Quenneville was recalled by New Jersey on Wednesday and made his NHL debut Thursday night in Chicago.

Virtanen could learn from Baertschi’s grind and growth in the AHL (The Province)

Valk aims to help Utica Comets (Utica Observer Dispatch)

Albany Devils November Review (The Hockey Writers)

Kevin Rooney making a name as Albany Devils rookie (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or KROCK 94.9

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @UticaComets, @CometsInGame

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Game 19: Albany at Bridgeport

Location: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 1-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 12-6-0-0, 24 points, .667, 1st place in North Division

Bridgeport: 12-6-0-0, 24 points, .667, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Bracken Kearns, 16 points (6 G, 10 A); Steve Bernier, 12 points (7 G, 5 A); 2 tied with 10 points

Stephon Williams, 2-6-0, 2.85 GAA; Eamon McAdam, 4-0-0, 1.96 GAA; Christopher Gibson, 6-0-0, 2.52 GAA

Last Game, Sound Tigers: Bridgeport was shutout by Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1-0 on the road Saturday night.

Latest News/Notes:

The Sound Tigers have won 7 of their last 10 and 3 in a row on home ice; former Devils captain Stephen Gionta, out since preseason due to injury, is back skating with Bridgeport and is almost ready to make his season debut; Steve Bernier has 6 points in his last five games (4 G, 2 A); goaltender Christopher Gibson, who beat Albany on November 2nd, has been out the last 3 weeks due to injury; Miles Wood was recalled by New Jersey on Monday and will accompany the team on a three game road trip; John Quenneville is tied for third among AHL rookies in scoring (14 pts), and ranks second among AHL rookies in power play goals (3) and shots taken (51).

AHLOTB: Devon Toews; no relation (theahl.com)

Goalie McAdam productive for Sound Tigers…in both ends (Connecticut Post)

Albany ‘River Rats’ Coming Back? (The Hockey Writers)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 11/29/16  (All About The Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers, @fornabaioctp

 

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Game 18: Albany vs. Rochester

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 11-6-0-0, 22 points, .647, 1st place in North Division

Rochester: 7-10-0-1, 15 points, .417, 6th place in North Division

Americans Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Cal O’Reilly, 18 points (3 G, 15 A); Cole Schneider, 17 points (7 G, 10 A); Justin Bailey, 13 points (7 G, 6 A)

Linus Ullmark, 6-7-1, 2.99 GAA; John Muse, 1-0-0, 2.00 GAA

Last Game, Amerks: Rochester lost at home to Utica 5-2 on Friday night.

Latest News/Notes:

The Amerks are winless in their last five games (0-4-0-1); Rochester’s top two scorers, Cal O’Reilly and Cole Schneider, along with William Carrier, were sent down by Buffalo this morning; a total of 29 players, including 3 goalies, have made at least one appearance in an Amerks sweater this season; 6 Devils–John Quenneville, Ben Sexton, Reece Scarlett, Rod Pelley, Kevin Rooney, and Ben Thomson–have appeared in all 17 games this season; today marks the first of two River Rats days this season, as the Devils will wear the old Albany River Rats jersey and Rowdy will make his triumphant return to the arena.

Rochester Amerks skid hits 5 straight after loss to Utica (Democrat & Chronicle)

Amerks look to rebound after tough weekend (sabres.com)

Albany Devils finally opt to embrace the past (Times Union)

Albany Devils rally past Hartford in overtime (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Rochester

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @AmerksHockey

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Game 17: Albany at Hartford

Location: XL Center, Hartford, CT.

Time: 7:15 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 4.  Future matchups: December 31st @ Hartford; April 1st & April 12th @ Albany

Standings:

Albany: 10-6-0-0, 20 points, .625, 2nd place in North Division

Hartford: 5-10-2-0, 12 points, .353, 7th place in Atlantic Division

Wolfpack Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Marek Hrivik, 15 points (7 G, 8 A); Nicklas Jensen, 11 points (6 G, 5 A); Mat Bodie, 9 points (4 G, 5 A)

Magnus Hellberg, 4-4-2, 3.30 GAA; Brandon Halvorsen, 1-2-0, 4.60 GAA

Last Game, Wolfpack: Hartford dropped a 4-2 contest to Bridgeport at home on Wednesday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Wolfpack have dropped 8 of their last 10 (2-6-2-0) and now sit dead last in the AHL; Hartford starts a 3 game road trip tomorrow in Lehigh Valley before heading north next weekend to Toronto for a pair; Blake Pietila was returned to Albany on Wednesday, while Brandon Baddock, who still has yet to suit up for a game, was sent to Adirondack; the Devils continue to lead the league in average penalty minutes per game (22.06).

Steve Bernier scores 140-foot goal with his body in AHL (Puck Daddy)

Wolf Pack Weekly (hartfordwolfpack.com)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 11/22/16 (All About the Jersey)

Brandon Baddock rejoins Thunder (Post Star)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @AlbanyDevils, @WolfPackAHL

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Game 16: Albany vs. Toronto

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

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Standings:

Albany: 9-6-0-0, 18 points, .600, 3rd place in North Division

Toronto: 9-4-0-1, 19 points, .679, 1st place in North Division

Marlies Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brendan Leipsic, 19 points (5 G, 14 A); Kasperi Kapanen, 14 points (8 G, 6 A); Andrew Nielsen, 11 points (4 G, 7 A)

Antoine Bibeau, 6-3-1, 2.20 GAA; Garret Sparks, 3-1-0, 2.02 GAA

Last Game, Marlies: Toronto shut out St. John’s 3-0 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes: The Marlies will be spending Thanksgiving week in New York, traveling to Syracuse on Friday before returning home to face Utica Saturday afternoon; forward Brendan Leipsic has a one point lead in the league scoring race, while Antoine Bibeau is tied for the league lead in shutouts (3); Scott Wedgewood (upper) is out indefinitely after getting injured in Friday’s loss in Binghamton; this game was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was moved to today due to a scheduling conflict with the TU Center’s other tenant, Siena.

Marlies Break Through Wall in Third, Defeat IceCaps (The Leafs Nation)

Back to Fortress Ricoh (marlies.ca)

Appleby trying to make most out of opportunity (thealbanydevils.com)

Scott Wedgewood’s injury has Albany Devils looking at youngsters (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TorontoMarlies

 

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Game 15: Albany at Syracuse

Location: Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 8.  Future matchups: December 9th @ Syracuse; January 18th, February 2nd & February 15th @ Albany; March 18th @ Syracuse; April 5th @ Albany; April 8th @ Syracuse

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Standings:

Albany: 9-5-0-0, 14 points, .643, 2nd place in North Division

Syracuse: 7-4-0-1, 15 points, .625, 3rd place in North Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Cory Conacher, 12 points (3 G, 9 A); Yanni Gourde, 9 points (4 G, 5 A); 2 tied with 8 points

Adam Wilcox, 5-3-0, 2.50 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 2-1-1, 3.47 GAA

Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse lost to Hershey 5-1 in Pennsylvania on Friday night.

Latest News/Notes:

The Crunch have won 3 of 5 games during the month of November (3-1-0-1); Syracuse team captain Luke Witkowski is currently on recall to Tampa Bay; from the Devils alumni department, defenseman Matt Taormina has one goal and 5 assists in 6 appearances, while Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has one assist in 5 games, along with 9 penalty minutes; with an assist Friday night, Joe Blandisi tied the recently called up Blake Pietila for the team scoring lead with 11 points.

Hershey Bears’ special teams bury Syracuse Crunch (syracuse.com)

CrunchCast (Raw Charge)

A-Devils Podcast: Quenneville is a bit old school (thealbanydevils.com)

Devils shell shocked by an early barrage (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or ESPN Radio Syracuse

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch, @syrhockey, @CrunchSyracuse

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