• TODAY’S TOP THREE
Devils vs. Bruins, 7:05 PM: With the AHL All-Star Classic in the books, the league turns its focus towards the final two-and-a-half months of the regular season. The Devils begin the unofficial second half of the season with a 7:05 pm contest Friday against the Providence Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Albany, which is 1-1-0-0 against Providence this season, has at least one point in 12 of its last 16 games (8-4-4-0).
Black, McPherson Did Not Travel; Novak Gets Greenlight: Graham Black and Corbin McPherson missed Thursday’s practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena and did not travel with the team for its 7:05 pm contest at Providence Friday because of illness. Depending on how they recover, they could return to the lineup for the 5 pm outing against Hartford Saturday. Max Novak, who has missed the last six games after taking a shot off the ankle on Jan. 16 at Utica, has the greenlight to make his return.
GE Kids-In-Free Saturday: The Devils are expecting their largest crowd of the season Saturday for their 5 pm game against the Hartford Wolf Pack. The game includes “GE Kids In Free Day” and all children 12-and-under will receive free admission when accompanied by an adult with a ticket. The first 1,000 kids to arrive will receive a GE sponsored, Devils’ t-shirt.
• UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday: Devils at Bruins at Dunkin’ Donuts Center – 7:05 pm
Saturday: Devils vs. Wolf Pack at Times Union Center – 5 pm
Monday: Practice at Knickerbacker Ice Arena – 10 am
Tuesday: Morning Skate at Times Union Center – 10 am; Devils vs. Bruins – 7 pm