Empire State Cup Standings Games Ending March 13, 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: March 13, 2011: @ Albany: Albany Devils 4 Syracuse Crunch 1. On Devil Dawg bobblehead night in Albany, Devil Dawg and Devils fans were nodding their heads in approval with what they saw Sunday afternoon. The heated contest which saw both clubs engage in eight fights, ended with the Devils tied for first in the Empire State Cup Standings with The Binghamton Senators.
Nathan Perkovich back in the lineup for Albany lit the lamp in the early going with a back hand tally. Then it was Chad Wiseman streaking in on a break away pass from Chris Murray to put Albany up two. Later in the first Perkovich struck again from Tim Sestito and Alexander Vasyunov and the Devils skated off up three after one.
In the second Crunch goon Brian McGrattan slipped one through the five hole to break the shutout.
Finally in the third Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond capped off the scoring for Albany, banging home a loose puck in front from David McIntyre.
With the win Albany reaches the 60 point plateau and has now won four in a row at home and overall. The Devils also improve their record to 6-2 overall in the month of March, already a season high for wins in a month with seven contests still to go.
5.) 7-17-0-1 (15 points).