With only one week remaining in the regular season, the Albany Devils are hanging onto their Calder Cup Playoff aspirations. The Devils have 79 points after 73 games and trail the eighth-place Portland Pirates, who have 83 points after 73 contests, and the ninth-place Springfield Falcons, who have 83 points after 74 outings. In order to qualify for the postseason, Albany must win their final three game and get some help from Portland and Springfield losses.
Albany has a chance to move one step closer to the top eight when they host the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday at 7 pm at Times Union Center. Head Coach Rick Kowalsky will have more options heading into this week’s game than he did just days ago. Reid Boucher, Seth Helgeson, Raman Hrabarenka and Stefan Matteau have all recently been returned on loan from New Jersey.