Preview: Devils at Senators, 7:05 PM
BINGHAMTON, NY – The Albany Devils conclude their six-game road trip Friday with a 7:05 pm start against the Binghamton Senators at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. The Devils are trying to build momentum after a 5-4 overtime victory Saturday at St. John’s. Albany is 7-2-1-0 in its last 10 outings, while Binghamton is 5-4-0-1.
The Devils are second in the Eastern Conference and in the North Division at 34-15-8-0 (.667). The Senators are 14th in the conference and seventh in the division at 23-32-3-1 (.424).
What To Watch For
Albany: Three of the Devils top four scorers are either playing with the New Jersey Devils or no longer on the roster. That leaves rookie Matt Lorito as the team’s active leader with 45 points, backed by 13 goals and 14 assists in 53 outings. In two games against Binghamton this season, he has four points with a goal and three helpers.
Binghamton: Recent trades have reshaped Binghamton’s roster. Most notably was a seven play swap between Ottawa and Buffalo and part of the end result was Cole Schneider, who led Binghamton with 42 points (17g-25a), heading to the Sabres and Phil Varone landing with the Senators. In the AHL this season, Varone has 38 points (14g-24a) in 49 games.
Devils vs. Senators Series
All-Time: The Devils are 21‐16‐2‐1 all‐time against the Senators, including a 14‐6‐0‐1 home mark and a 7‐10‐2‐0 road record. Albany went 2-2-0-0 against Binghamton last season and are 2-1-0-0 this year.
Last Meeting: The Devils allowed a franchise-low six shots on goal in their 4-0 victory against the Senators on Nov. 27 at Times Union Center. Yann Danis* was essentially gifted his 23rd career AHL shutout and third of the season. Offensively, Reid Boucher, Corey Tropp, Matt Lorito, and Paul Thompson each had multiple-point performances. Boucher and Tropp both had a goal and an assist, and Lorito and Thompson had a pair of helpers. Mike Sislo and Brandon Burlon also scored