Saturday, January 26, 2013

Pre-Game vs. Albany 1/26

Greetings from Times Union Center, where the Adirondack Phantoms (17-20-2-1) and Albany Devils (16-14-1-8) are on the ice for warm-ups. This is the fourth meeting between the two teams in the past eight days and Albany will be the third city they'll play in during that span. It's also the eighth meeting between the two teams overall, and Albany has a chance to clinch the season series and the Time Warner Cable Cup with a regulation win. The Devils are 5-2-0-1 against the Phantoms this year.

The American Hockey League announced starting line-ups for Monday evening's All-Star game. Adirondack representative Brandon Manning won't start, but Albany's Bobby Butler will. And a defenseman named Michal Jordan will start for the Western Conference. They need to have Ray Clay  announce that guy with "Sirius" blasting in the background. Really interesting story about Dallas Eakins and Luke Richardson's reunion. Former junior hockey teammates, now opposing coaches.

Back here in Albany, there are largely unchanged line-ups from some 19 hours ago in Glens Falls, when the Devils secured a 4-1 win. Keith Kinkaid and Scott Munroe led their teams out onto the ice. Albany goes with the exact same 20, while the Phantoms sub in former Albany Devil Kory Nagy for former Albany River Rat Zack FitzGerald. David Laliberte moves up to the top line. Adirondack has one defenseman to scratch, and it looks like it's going to be Jeff Dimmen again based on line rushes.

EDIT: Philadelphia Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo writes Eric Wellwood is on his way back.

F: Laliberte-Noebels-Akeson
D: Gustafsson-Manning
G: Munroe

F: Whitney-Zalewski-Butler
Hoeffel-D. Zajac-Sestito
McKelvie-K. Zajac-Sislo
D: Leach-Burlon
G: Kinkaid

Referees: David Banfield, Ryan Fraser. Linesmen: Derek Wahl, Frank Murphy.


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