ALBANY, NY – The top two teams in the North Division face off Wednesday as the Albany Devils host the Syracuse Crunch for a 7 pm puck drop at Times Union Center. The Devils are coming off a 6-2 loss Sunday against the Toronto Marlies at Ricoh Coliseum. The Crunch played the Utica Comets Sunday and walked away with a 3-2 victory.
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Division Matchup: The Devils currently stand in second place in the North Division with 58 points (.569) and a 28-21-1-1 record. The Crunch hold first place in the division with 59 points (.602) with a record of 25-15-4-5. In four meetings this season, the Devils have gone 2-2-0-0 against the Crunch.
Top Guys: So far this season, Ben Sexton is the point leader when facing off against the Syracuse Crunch. He has three points (1g-2a) in four outings. Yanni Gourde is the point leader for Syracuse against the Devils this season with six points (3g-3a).
Nine Games Strong: Nick Lappin has nine points in the last nine games, dating back to Jan. 28, with four goals and five assists. In 18 games played with Albany this season he has 14 points (5g-9a).