Game Day Build-Up: Senators vs. Crunch, February 13
The Belleville Senators return home for a big homestand as they host the Syracuse Crunch for the first time this season.
Belleville (24-23-2-3) got over .500 for the first time this season Sunday with a win over Toronto and are currently riding a nine-game point streak that has seen the Sens go 6-0-0-3 over that stretch.
Syracuse (29-14-2-1) sit second in the North Division and are two points behind Rochester for the division lead. The Crunch sit eight points up on Belleville and have played six less games than the Sens this season.
Belleville is 14-8-0-1 at CAA Arena this season while the Crunch hold a 12-9-2-0 record away from home.
Belleville lost Darren Archibald and Filip Gustavsson to Ottawa Tuesday morning while Filip Chlapik is likely out after suffering a foot injury Sunday.
Marcus Hogberg will start for Belleville with Gustavsson in Ottawa. Jake Paterson will back him up.
Jim O'Brien, Boston Leier, Andrew Sturtz, Christian Wolanin, Stuart Percy, Justin Falk and Morgan Klimchuk are out for Belleville.
The teams have met three times in Syracuse already this year with the Crunch winning all three contests. Belleville is 2-8-0-1 all-time against the Crunch.
Who to watch
Rookie forward Logan Brown is currently riding an eight-game point streak, which still isn't the longest on the team behind Drake Batherson's nine-gamer, but he has 15 points over that stretch. Brown has 12 goals and 33 points in 36 games this year.
Carter Verhaeghe continues to take the AHL by storm as his 54 points are the second most in the AHL. His 22 goals also lead the Crunch and rank eighth most in the league.
Where to watch
Wednesday's game starts at 7:00pm and can also be seen on AHLTV. Fans can also watch tonight's contest at Shoeless Joe's in Belleville.
The radio broadcast on CJBQ 800 begins at 6:50pm with David Foot on the call.
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