Empire State Cup Standings Games Ending January 29, 2011
There are five AHL clubs in New York State, the most of any state in the league. Those five teams vying for the 2010-11 Empire State Cup are: Adirondack Phantoms (Philadelphia Flyers), Albany Devils (New Jersey Devils), Binghamton Senators (Ottawa Senators), Rochester Americans (Florida Panthers) and Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim Ducks). The records below indicate the head-to-head standings between the five thus far this season.
Most Recent Update: January 29 , 2011 @ Albany: Three power-play goals and three more added to that made for a huge night for the Rochester Americans as they decimated the Albany Devils 6-1. Chris Taylor, Mike Kostka and Jordan Knackstedt each notched a goal and an assist for the Amerks, while goalie Jacob Markstrom nearly recorded a shutout making 24 saves before Vladimir Zharkov tipped one by him late for Albany. The Amerks have now out-scored the Devils 12-5 in Albany this season and have split the season series 2-2.
@ Syracuse: Speaking of players who used to skate for Rochester and Albany, Michael Ryan the former Amerk and River Rat posted a hat-trick and added a helper for the Adirondack Phantoms, including the winner as the Phantoms once again knocked off the Syracuse Crunch 6-4. Mike Testwuide also chipped in two goals and an assist as well for Adirondack. For the Crunch Nick Bonino registered a goal and an assist.
5.) 5-15-0-1 (11 points).