vs. 7:00 ET, AHL Live
With just one win in its last six games (1-4-0-1), Worcester opens its season series against Springfield with a visit to the MassMutual Center tonight… It’s the first road game since Oct. 28 for the Sharks, who are 2-0-0-1 away from home for the year… Benn Ferriero has 3-2-5 in five games with Worcester this season… Rookie forward Mike Connolly continues to lead Worcester in goals (5), assists (8) and points (13)… The Falcons, who are wrapping up a six-game homestand, have won four of their last six overall… Alexandre Giroux scored twice in a 4-3 loss to Bridgeport on Saturday and has 3-2-5 in his four games with Springfield… The Falcons’ Martin St. Pierre brings a seven-game scoring streak (3-6-9) into tonight’s game.
@ 7:05 ET, AHL Live
Tied with Toronto for first place in the North Division, Rochester brings a three-game winning streak into a home date against Syracuse tonight… Zack Kassian (3-2-5) and Colin Stuart (2-3-5) have led the Americans’ offense with five points each in the last three games… The Amerks have won two of the first three meetings between the teams, most recently a 6-5 overtime victory on Nov. 6… Dan Sexton has 2-7-9 in three games vs. Rochester this season… The Crunch are coming off a 1-0 loss to Albany on Saturday in which Iiro Tarkki stopped 36 of 37 shots.
@ 8:05 ET, AHL Live
Oklahoma City can pull back into a share of first place in the West Division with a win tonight in Rockford… The Barons (10-4-0-1) lost back-to-back games to close out last weekend, while the IceHogs dropped both ends of a home-and-home with Peoria to fall to 5-7-1-0… Philippe Cornet (10-1-11) scored both OKC goals in Sunday’s 3-2 loss at Milwaukee, his third two-goal game of the season… Rockford is trying to halt a five-game home losing streak… Ben Smith shows 6-4-10 in nine games since being assigned to the IceHogs by the parent Chicago Blackhawks.