record ~ 7-2-0-0 14 points
standings ~ 1st in East Division
most recent game ~ 6-0 Loss @ Hamilton, 10/29
last 5 games ~ 3-2
road record ~ 4-1
goals for ~ 44
goals against ~ 31
Albany River Rats
record ~ 1-4-1-0 3 points
standings ~ Last in East Division
most recent game ~ 3-0 Loss vs Philadelphia 10/25
last 5 games ~ 1-3-1-0
home record ~ 1-2-1-0
goals for ~ 13
goals against ~ 21
last time teams met - First meeting this season.
Players to watch:
LW Chris Bourque (17) - Was he even dressed against Hamilton because I didn't hear his name called. 4 goals 7 assists in 7 games is good but he needs to get going again.
RW Andrew Gordon (10) - He didn't play well in the Bears zone against Hamilton and needs to pick up that part of his game. He has 5 goals and 4 assists through 9 games.
D Bryan Helmer (20) - He is on here because as captain he needs to step up now and get this team focused after a bad loss. He does have 5 assists on the season which is solid.
RW Jakub Petruzalek (16) - Leading the Rats in goals with 3 and points with 5. He seems to be one of the few bright spots for this team right now.
D Mark Flood (6) - One of the top prospects in the Carolina organization this defense man has 2 goals and 2 assists in 6 games this season.
RW Nick Dodge (8) - Another of the top prospects he has 1 goal and 2 assists in the first 6 games of his rookie campaign.
This will be Keith Aucoin's return to Albany where he played and captained the River Rats for the past few seasons. It also starts Hershey's 2nd 3 in 3 this season. The last one wasn't bad as the Bears went 2-1. Hopefully they can get back on track tonight.
LET'S GO BEAR!!!