HARTFORD, CT – For the second straight weekend, the Albany Devils find themselves in a home-and-home series against a Northeast Division opponent. They went 1-0-0-1 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers last week and now face the Hartford Wolf Pack Friday at 7 pm at XL Center. The team will faceoff Saturday at 5 pm at Times Union Center.
Albany and Hartford are both off to two of the best starts in the AHL this season. The Devils are 3-0-0-1, while the Wolf Pack are 3-0-1-0.
• Mike Sislo and Reid Boucher, who had 23 and 22 goals last season, both registered their first tallies of the year Tuesday. Sislo potted a pair of power-play goals and Boucher scored on a wrister late in the third period. Joe Whitney, who also had 22 goals a year ago, is yet to score. However, the left winger has a team-high five assists.
• After dropping a 1-0 overtime decision against the Hershey Bears Sunday, the Wolf Pack responded with a 5-4 win at the Worcester Sharks Tuesday. Oscar Lindberg, Danny Kristo and rookie Ryan Haggerty lead the team with four points each. Lindberg has three goals and an assist, while Kristo and Haggerty each have a goal and three helpers.
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Devils vs. Wolf Pack Series
The Devils and Wolf Pack will meet for the 53rd and 54th time this week. The Devils are 28‐18‐2‐4 all‐time against the Wolf Pack, including a 15‐8‐1‐2 home mark and a 13‐10‐1‐2 road record.
During their last meeting, Scott Wedgewood made 23 saves and Harri Pesonen and Rod Pelley each scored helping the Devils to a 2-0 victory at Times Union Center on Mar. 15, 2014. Albany limited Hartford to four shots after 38 minutes and Wedgewood turned aside 16 shots during the third period for his second career shutout. Pesonen netted the game-winning goal at 7:05 of the second period and Pelley provided insurance at 13:49 of the third.
After this weekend, the Devils and Wolf Pack will meet at Times Union Center on Nov. 26, Feb. 15, Mar. 22 and Apr. 18. The teams will face off at XL Center on Nov. 5, Dec. 11, Feb. 14, and Apr. 11.
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