...and will host playoff games for the first time in three years.
Game 1 -- Friday at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Game 2 -- Saturday at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
Game 3 -- Wednesday, April 21, in Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 -- Friday, April 23, in Rochester, 7:35 p.m.
Game 5 * -- Sunday, April 25, at Syracuse, 5 p.m.
Game 6 * -- Wednesday, April 28, in Rochester, 7:05 p.m.
Game 7 * -- Saturday, May 1, at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.
* if necessary.
Tickets for home games go on sale at the Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial box office on Monday. Prices are $11.25, $15.25, $19.25
Novotny is injured, Ryan has been out with a concussion for months, and Bartovic is expected out for about 4 weeks...to answer everyone's various questions.
But Pascal Leclaire is hurt for the 'Cuse, which isn't so bad. The guy they had in goal Friday looked awful in the first period.
I think the Amerks will win this series. Taylor looks awesome since being back, and Botterill plays like Bertuzzi or Shanny while in the AHL. Pominville and Roy look too skilled for the league, and Thorburn, Gaustad, Peters, etc. provide the grit and muscle. They've got a well balance team with a good goaltender. That usually means good things in the playoffs.