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Game 67: Albany vs. Providence

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 3.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-27-2-3, 73 points, .553, 3rd place in North Division

Providence: 37-19-5-4, 83 points, .638, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Bruins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Jordan Szwarz, 48 points (17 G, 31 A); Wayne Simpson, 42 points (15 G, 27 A); 2 tied with 39

Zane McIntyre, 17-4-1, 1.99 GAA; Malcolm Subban, 10-12-5, 2.48 GAA; Dan Vladar, 3-0-2, 2.84 GAA

Last Game, Bruins: Providence defeated Hartford 3-1 on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Bruins are hanging on to the final Atlantic division playoff spot, leading 5th place Bridgeport by two points, but are also two points behind third place Hershey, with a magic number of 21; Providence is missing goaltender Malcolm Subban and leading scorer Jordan Szwarz due to injuries; the Bruins are in the middle of a 3 in 3 weekend, going right back to Hartford tomorrow afternoon; goaltender Zane McIntyre, who leads the AHL in GAA and save percentage, was recalled to Boston on an emergency basis on Saturday.

And Happy River Rats Day, Part Deux!  It’s the second and final River Rats throwback day.  Ironically enough, former River Rats captain Kevin Dean, a member of the 1995 Calder Cup champions, will be in house…as the Providence head coach; despite the shootout loss, Albany lowered its magic number to clinch to 20.

P-Bruins 3, Wolfpack 1: Providence dominates Hartford (Providence Journal)

Albany Devils get one point, but losing streak continues (Times Union)

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Game 66: Albany vs. Utica

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Utica leads 5-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-27-2-2, 72 points, .554, 3rd place in North Division

Utica: 30-25-7-2, 69 points, .539, 5th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 42 points

Thatcher Demko, 18-12-4, 2.58 GAA; Michael Garteig, 0-2-2, 2.91 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica defeated Providence 5-2 on the road on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Comets have won 8 of their last 10, and sit just .006 behind St. John’s for the fourth North playoff spot; this is the start of a 3 in 3 road swing for Utica, who head to Syracuse on Saturday then Wilkes-Barre on Sunday; the Comets recently picked up forwards Max French (Bentley) and Brett McKenzie (North Bay/OHL) on amateur tryout deals; Ryan Kujawinski, Ben Sexton, and Josh Jacobs are all out this weekend due to injury; Nick Lappin was sent down by New Jersey early Friday afternoon.

Friday morning, the Devils announced the signing of Boston College forward Austin Cangelosi to a 2 year AHL deal beginning this season.  No relation to the Devils TV announcer, Cangelosi had 21 goals and 14 assists in 39 games for the Eagles in his senior season.  He was an invitee to New Jersey’s development camp last summer and is a teammate of 2014 draft pick JD Dudek (and former teammates with Steve Santini and Miles Wood).

Playoff push continues for Utica Comets (Utica Observer-Dispatch)

Albany Devils looking for a reversal of fortune (Times Union)

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Game 65: Albany vs. Bridgeport

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 3-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-26-2-2, 72 points, .563, 2nd place in North Division

Bridgeport: 38-23-2-1, 79 points, .617, 5th place in Atlantic Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Bracken Kearns, 45 points (21 G, 24 A); 2 tied with 39 points

Jaroslav Halak, 16-7-3, 2.19 GAA; Eamon McAdam, 10-3-0, 3.05 GAA

Last Game, Sound Tigers: Bridgeport lost 3-1 to Hershey at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Sound Tigers have dropped 4 out of 5, finding themselves outside the Atlantic Division playoff picture .016 behind fourth place Providence; this is game 1 of a 6 game road trip for Bridgeport, who will not return home until April 4th; nine of the Devils’ last 12 games are on home ice.

On Tuesday, Albany signed forward Sam Kurker to an amateur tryout.  A teammate of 2016 New Jersey draft pick Jeremy Davies at Northeastern, he finished his second season with 3 goals and 3 assists in 28 games.  He spent two years at Boston University before playing for Indiana and Sioux City in the USHL before arriving at Northeastern in 2015-16.

Red, green, yellow: Tuesday notes (Connecticut Post)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 3/21 (All About the Jersey)

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Game 64: Albany at Springfield

Location: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

Time: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Springfield leads 2-1.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-25-2-2, 72 points, .571, 2nd place in North Division

Springfield: 26-27-8-2, 62 points, .492, 6th place in Atlantic Division

Thunderbirds Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chase Balisy, 38 points (13 G, 25 A); Paul Thompson, 31 points (16 G, 15 A); Dryden Hunt, 26 points (10 G, 16 A)

Adam Wilcox, 21-10-4, 2.78 GAA (SYR/SPR); Sam Brittain, 2-2-0, 2.13 GAA

Last Game, Thunderbirds: Springfield lost 4-2 to Providence on the road on Saturday.

Latest News/Notes:

All three games in the season series have gone to overtime, with the road team winning each time; Josh Jacobs was injured during the second period in Syracuse last night, availability today unknown; Albany’s magic number to clinch a playoff berth sits at 22, with a shot at a four point swing this afternoon as 5th place Utica takes on Providence; the Devils penalty kill ranks second in the AHL at 84.7 percent (Wilkes-Barre is first at 86.7); forward Dryden Hunt is on a 5 game assist streak; former Devil Reece Scarlett is out due to an injury suffered in his T-Bird debut.

Late 2nd Period Goal Dooms T-Birds vs. Bruins (springfieldthunderbirds.com)

Albany Devils lose in overtime to rival Syracuse (Times Union)

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Game 63: Albany at Syracuse

Location: Onondaga County War Memorial, Syracuse, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 3-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-25-1-2, 71 points, .573, 2nd place in North Division

Syracuse: 31-21-6-5, 73 points, .579, 1st place in North Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 52 points

Kristers Gudlevskis, 12-9-6, 2.69 GAA; Mike McKenna, 10-13-8, 3.03 GAA (SPR/SYR)

Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse dropped a 4-3 decision to Utica on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

First place in the North Division is up for grabs in this one, as the Devils sit just .006 behind the Crunch; Syracuse is 3-4-1-0 in the month of March; Erik Condra was officially named the Crunch captain on Friday, with Luke Witkowski sticking on the Tampa Bay roster; eight Crunch regulars are currently on recall to the Lightning; since joining Syracuse at the trade deadline, former Devil Mike McKenna is 1-3-1 with a 4.23 GAA.

CrunchCast 18 (Raw Charge)

Albany Devils fail in bid to take over first place (Times Union)

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Game 62: Albany vs. Springfield

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 1.

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Standings:

Albany: 34-25-1-1, 70 points, .574, 2nd place in North Division

Springfield: 25-26-8-2, 60 points, .492, 6th place in Atlantic Division

Thunderbirds Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chase Balisy, 35 points (12 G, 23 A); Pau Thompson, 29 points (15 G, 14 A); 2 tied with 23 points

Adam Wilcox, 20-10-4, 284 GAA (SYR/SPR); Sam Brittain, 2-1-0, 1.85 GAA

Last Game, Thunderbirds: Springfield shut out Rochester 2-0 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

After dropping three in a row to start the month of March, Springfield has won their last three straight; former Devil Paul Thompson was named AHL Player of the Week on Monday after picking up four goals over the weekend slate; Reece Scarlett scored in his T-Bird debut on March 3rd, but has not seen action since; Springfield is playing their second straight 3 in 3 weekend, traveling to Providence on Saturday before hosting the Devils Sunday afternoon; Kevin Rooney was reassigned to Albany on Monday (announced Tuesday), then John Quenneville was recalled on Wednesday; the Devils have the most wins in the North Division (34), but less overtime loser points has them .015 behind first place Syracuse.

In the Pipeline: Perfect between the Pipes (Florida Panthers)

Albany Devils defenseman set to make home debut (Times Union)

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Game 61: Albany at Bridgeport

Location: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 3-1.

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Standings:

Albany: 33-25-1-1, 68 points, .567, 2nd place in North Division

Bridgeport: 36-20-2-1, 75 points, .636, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Bracken Kearns, 41 points (19 G, 22 A); Tanner Fritz, 36 points (18 G, 18 A); Devon Toews, 35 points (4 G, 31 A)

Jaroslav Halak, 15-4-3, 2.07 GAA; Eamon McAdam, 9-3-0, 3.29 GAA

Last Game, Sound Tigers: Bridgeport dropped a 2-1 decision to Utica on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

Despite dropping three out of their last four contests, Bridgeport holds a 2 point/.028 lead over Hershey for the fourth Atlantic Division playoff spot; this is the middle game of a 3 in 3 weekend for the Sound Tigers, after traveling to Utica on Friday and hosting the Wolfpack on Sunday; of Jaroslav Halak’s four regulation losses since joining Bridgeport, three are against Utica; former Devil Steve Bernier has been out since the All Star break due to injury; with last night’s win, Mackenzie Blackwood broke a personal 3 game losing streak, and his .889 shootout save percentage is second in the AHL; the Devils’ .846 winning percentage (11-1-1) beyond regulation is the best in the league, Bridgeport is second at .813 (13-2-1).

More Comets, more changes: Utica liveblog (Connecticut Post)

Albany Devils defenseman plays his way into AHL contract (Times Union)

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