Albany Devils at Binghamton Senators
Friday, January 24, 2014
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena| 7:05 pm
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BINGHAMTON, NY – Only one point separates the Albany Devils and the Binghamton Senators in the Eastern Conference standings. The teams will battle twice this weekend, starting Friday at 7:05 pm at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena and continuing Sunday at 3 pm at Times Union Center.
- The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference at 23-11-3-3 (52 pts.). The Senators are first in the East Division and third in the conference at 25-12-0-3 (53 pts.). Albany is 12-6-2-0 on the road, while Binghamton is 11-5-1-3 at home.
– Albany and New Jersey swapped wingers this week. Reid Boucher was returned to the AHL Wednesday, while Joe Whitney was recalled to the NHL Thursday. Boucher, who appeared in 23 games with New Jersey, has 10 goals and eight assists in 21 outings with Albany this season. Whitney leads Albany with 36 points, including 16 goals and 20 assists.
– Rod Pelley, who is riding a three-game goal streak, has registered 12 points, including nine goals and three assists, in 39 games. He is eight points away from his 100th career AHL point. In 250 outings, he has 46 goals and 46 helpers.
Devils vs. Senators Series
The Devils are 15-12-2-1 all-time against the Senators, including an 8-5-0-1 home mark and a 7-7-2-0 road record. Albany, which went 3-4-0-1 against Binghamton last year, is 1-0-1-0 against the Senators this season.
Last time out, Harri Pesonen scored a pair of goals, including the game-tying tally at 13:42 in the third period to force overtime at Binghamton on Dec. 21. Cole Schneider netted the winner 1:08 into overtime, lifting the Senators to a 3-2 victory. Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves. Other meetings between the two teams this season include contests at Times Union Center on Mar. 19 and Mar. 30.
This season the Devils are 7-2-2-1 during Friday games and 4-3-1-1 during the month of January.