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Game 57: Albany at St. John’s

Location: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.

Time: 7:30 PM NST (6:00 PM EST).

Season Series: Albany leads 5-1.

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Standings:

Albany: 31-23-1-1, 64 points, .571, 2nd place in North Division

St. John’s: 24-23-7-1, 56 points, .509, 4th place in North Division

IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Terry, 47 points (20 G, 27 A); Charles Hudon, 33 points (19 G, 14 A); Nikita Scherbak, 30 points (11 G, 19 A)

Charlie Lindgren, 17-14-5, 2.74 GAA; Yann Danis, 7-6-3, 3.11 GAA

Last Game, IceCaps: St. John’s lost to Albany 3-2 in overtime at home on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

Barring any playoff series, this is the last time the Devils will play in St. John’s, as the IceCaps will become the Laval Rocket next season and relocate to Quebec; defenseman Keegan Lowe, acquired in a trade with Carolina earlier in the week, made his IceCap debut Friday night; with his game winner last night, Kevin Rooney is now the 6th Devil to hit double digit goals (John Quenneville, Blake Coleman, Ben Sexton, Brian Gibbons, and Blake Pietila the others); Brandon Gormley and Jan Mandat both returned to the lineup after recovering from illness.

Be-Deviled–IceCaps fall in overtime to Albany (The Telegram)

Rooney’s overtime goal caps A-Devils comeback (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @AlbanyDevils, @IceCapsAHL, @CharlesMDart

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Game 56: Albany at St. John’s

Location: Mile One Centre, St. John’s, NFLD, Canada.

Time: 7:30 PM NST (6:00 EST).

Season Series: Albany leads 4-1.

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Standings:

Albany: 30-23-1-1, 62 points, .564, 2nd place in North Division

St. John’s: 24-23-6-1, 55 points, .509, 4th place in North Division

IceCaps Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Terry, 47 points (20 G, 27 A); Charles Hudon, 32 points (18 G, 14 A); Nikita Scherbak, 29 points (11 G, 18 A)

Charlie Lindgren, 17-14-4, 2.74 GAA; Yann Danis, 7-6-3, 3.11 GAA

Last Game, IceCaps: St. John’s lost to Syracuse 5-3 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

This is your friendly reminder that St. John’s is 90 minutes ahead of the East Coast, hence the 6 PM start time; the IceCaps are wrapping up a 6 game homestand to close out February, going 1-3 so far; former River Rat Chris Terry is tied for third in the league in scoring; Carter Camper will miss both games this trip, but he has a good excuse: his second child, a boy, arrived earlier this morning; Brandon Gormley and Jan Mandat (illness) did make the trip and both are available; Blake Pietila (inj) is also on the trip but not expected to see action; Viktor Loov has yet to join the team.

Samuelsson Swapped for Lowe (stjohnsicecaps.com)

IceCaps need to institute home rule (The Telegram)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 2/21 (All About the Jersey)

Albany Devils moving forward with rookie goaltenders (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @IceCapsAHL

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Game 55: Albany vs. Utica

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 1:00 PM.

Season Series: Utica leads 3-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 30-22-1-1, 62 points, .574, 2nd place in North Division

Utica: 20-23-6-2, 48 points, .471, 6th place in North Division

Comets Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Alexandre Grenier, 38 points (15 G, 23 A); Curtis Valk, 34 points (14 G, 20 A); Darren Archibald, 31 points (15 G, 16 A)

Thatcher Demko, 9-11-4, 3.04 GAA; Richard Bachman, 11-11-2, 2.61 GAA

Last Game, Comets: Utica lost to Lehigh Valley 7-4 at home on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Comets have dropped two in a row and 8 of their last 10; this is the second game of a five in seven stretch for Utica, who will never leave the state of New York during this time: they travel to Rochester Wednesday and Binghamton on Saturday; Curtis Valk is tied for 5th in AHL rookie scoring; also among AHL rookies, John Quenneville ranks second in points, assists, tied in power play goals and points, and third in shots, while Blake Coleman is tied for sixth in scoring, tied for second in goals, third in plus/minus, and leads with five game winning goals.

Phantoms outpace Comets in Sunday matinee (Utica Observer-Dispatch)

Albany Devils not helped by quick turnaround (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or K-ROCK 94.9 FM

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

 

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Game 54: Albany vs. Bridgeport

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 1:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 2-1.

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Standings:

Albany: 30-21-1-1, 62 points, .585, 2nd place in North Division

Bridgeport: 31-16-1-1, 64 points, .653, 4th place in Atlantic Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Bracken Kearns, 39 points (17 G, 22 A); Josh Ho-Sang, 29 points (7 G, 22 A); 2 tied with 28 points

Jaroslav Halak, 12-1-2, 2.02 GAA; Eamon McAdam, 7-2-0, 3.38 GAA

Last Game, Sound Tigers: Bridgeport defeated Rochester 5-2 on the road on Friday.

Latest News/Notes:

Why such an early start for a Saturday?  It’s a two sport doubleheader day in the Capital District, as Siena college basketball is slated for a 7 PM tip off later today; the Sound Tigers have won 5 in a row and 9 out of their last 10, creating a .045 point lead over Hershey for the fourth Atlantic playoff spot; goaltender Jaroslav Halak, sent down by the Islanders on December 31st, has won his last 11 starts; Nick Lappin extended his point streak to 9 games with a goal and an assist Friday night; last night’s 4-0 shutout over Wilkes-Barre marked the first whitewash of the season for Devils goaltending; at press time, it was uncertain if a roster move was forthcoming with Sergey Kalinin on waivers.

PLUG IT IN! PLUG IT IN! (1F02): Rochester Liveblog (Connecticut Post)

Albany Devils’ first shutout comes against AHL’s #1 team (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers, @fornabaioctp

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Game 53: Albany vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: WBS leads 1-0.

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Standings:

Albany: 29-21-1-1, 60 points, .577, 2nd place in North Division

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 37-11-3-0, 77 points, .755, 1st place in Atlantic Division

Penguins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tom Kostopoulos, 39 points (18 G, 21 A); David Warsofsky, 36 points (11 G, 25 A); Oskar Sundqvist, 35 points (16 G, 19 A)

Tristan Jarry, 22-8-1, 2.22 GAA; Casey DeSmith, 14-3-2, 2.34 GAA

Last Game, Penguins: Wilkes-Barre defeated Lehigh Valley 5-1 at home on Tuesday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Penguins have won 3 in a row and 8 out of their last 10, and are the only team in the AHL with a points percentage .700 or higher; this is the first stop on a seven game road trip for Wilkes-Barre, who will not touch their home ice again until March 8th; former Devil David Warsofsky leads the AHL in plus/minus (+32), while goaltender Tristan Jarry is tied for the league lead in wins (22); the Penguins are the #1 penalty killing team in the league at 86.5%, while the Devils rank fourth with a 84.8% success rate; with a fighting major on Wednesday, Ben Thomson leads the AHL with 9, meaning his next fighting major will earn him an automatic one game suspension per league rules; Blake Pietila is out for the weekend due to injury, while Nick Lappin, Jan Mandat, and Brandon Gormley are the latest to miss time due to illness.

Penguins’ Wilson out at least 1 month with upper body injury (The Citizens Voice)

New Jersey Devils Prospect Update 2/14 (All About the Jersey)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live or WILK 103.1 FM

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WBSPenguins, @nafsnep

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Game 52: Albany vs. Syracuse

Location: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

Time: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 2.

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Standings:

Albany: 28-21-1-1, 58 points, .569, 2nd place in North Division

Syracuse: 25-15-4-5, 59 points, .602, 1st place in North Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Cory Conacher, 42 points (10 G, 32 A); Matt Taormina, 40 points (12 G, 28 A); Yanni Gourde, 38 points (18 G, 20 A)

Adam Wilcox, 16-8-3, 2.67 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 9-7-6, 2.67 GAA

Last Game, Crunch: Syracuse defeated Utica 3-2 on the road on Sunday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Crunch have won their last two after going 1-2-1-0 since returning from the All Star break, managing to hang onto first place in the division over the Devils; today marks the beginning of a five game road trip, as Syracuse will head north to St. John’s for a pair this weekend before stops in Toronto and Rochester next week; Cory Conacher is on a 9 game point streak, placing him into the top 10 in AHL scoring; the Crunch and the Devils rank 1-2 in the AHL in both average penalty minutes (16.88-16.86) and average shots allowed (26.41-26.84); this marks the start of a 4 games in 6 days homestand for the Devils.

Syracuse Crunch holds off Utica Comets (syracuse.com)

Albany Devils report card at two-thirds mark (Times Union)

Broadcast Info: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Social: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch

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Game 51: Albany at Toronto

 

Location: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Time: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 4-2.

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Standings:

Albany: 28-20-1-1, 58 points, .580, 2nd place in North Division

Toronto: 23-21-3-1, 50 points, .521, 3rd place in North Division

Marlies Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brendan Leipsic, 38 points (11 G, 27 A); Byron Froese, 35 points (22 G, 13 A); Kasperi Kapanen, 33 points (16 G, 17 A)

Antoine Bibeau, 8-10-4, 2.88 GAA; Garret Sparks, 12-6-0, 2.18 GAA

Last Game, Marlies: Toronto lost to Albany 5-4 in overtime on Saturday.

Latest News/Notes:

The Marlies are without leading scorers Brendan Leipsic and Kasperi Kapanen due to injuries; with a goal yesterday, Byron Froese is now tied for second in the AHL with 22 goals; Garret Sparks ranks third in the AHL in GAA (2.18), while Ken Appleby fell from first on January 30th to tied for 8th; with an assist yesterday, John Quenneville is tied for second among AHL rookies in assists and is tied for 6th in rookie scoring; Marlies rookie defenseman Andrew Nielsen is tied for 9th among rookies in scoring and tied for 8th in defenseman scoring.

Marlies Cough Up 4-1 Lead, Lose in OT to Albany (The Leafs Nation)

Albany Devils score four straight to top Toronto (Times Union)

 

Broadcast Info: AHL Live, TSN2, NHL Network

Social: @AlbanyDevils, @TorontoMarlies

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