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Devils Playoff Packages

Devils Playoff Packages

The “Devils Playoff Packages” come in sets of four or eight. Fans will receive vouchers to use in any quantity for all home games during the first and second rounds. Any voucher(s) not used can be returned to the Devils executive office for credit towards ticket packages for the third and fourth rounds or for the 2014-15 season.

» 4 Pack (1st & 2nd Rounds)

Location Price Per Game Total
Adult End Zone/Corner $17.00 $68
Adult Center Ice $19.00 $76
Child/Senior End Zone/Corner $16.00 $64
Child/Senior Center Ice $18.00 $72

» 8 Pack (1st & 2nd Rounds)

Location Price Per Game Total
Adult End Zone/Corner $16.50 $132
Adult Center Ice $18.50 $148
Child/Senior End Zone/Corner $15.50 $124
Child/Senior Center Ice $17.50 $140

To purchase call: 518-433-8457

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Individual Playoff Tickets

Box Office Price

Individual tickets for all Devils home playoff games go on sale Monday at 10 am. They can be purchased at the Times Union Center box office or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Fans can also buy tickets via charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

The Times Union Center box office is located at the corner of South Pearl St. and Market St. in downtown Albany. Hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm. The box office will also be open Sundays during events.

» 1st Round Pricing

Location Adult Child/Senior
End Zone $17.50 $14.50
Corner $20.25 $15.25
Center Ice $23.00 $17.00
Glass $26.00 $21.00
Celebration

Shootout Win Puts Devils In Playoffs

LEWISTON, ME — The Albany Devils secured their spot in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs with a 3-2 shootout victory against the Portland Pirates Wednesday at Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The Devils are returning to the postseason for the first time since 2009-10 when the franchise was located in Lowell, MA.

Albany, which is now on a four-game winning streak, improved to 39-23-5-8. The team’s 91 points are the most in club history and its 39 wins are tied for the top spot — the 2009-10 squad accomplished the feat during an 80-game schedule.

(VIEW: Complete gamesheet)

Against the Pirates, Reid Boucher and Dan Kelly both scored. Kelly Zajac registered his 13th multiple-point game of the season with two assists. Keith Kinkaid denied 20 shots during regulation and overtime and made four stops during the shootout.

Portland opened the scoring when Greg Carey netted his first career goal just 23 seconds into the second period. Albany responded immediately after with a pair. First, Reid Boucher netted his 22nd goal of the season and third in two games on a play setup by Mattias Tedenby and Zajac at 6:03.

Next, Dan Kelly unloaded a shot form the blue line with the help of Zajac and Jon Merrill at 17:02.

Portland’s Lucas Lessio forced overtime with a power-play tally at 7:19 in the third.

After overtime, Jordan Szwarz gave the Pirates a 1-0 advantage after two rounds, but Stefan Matteau and Mike Sislo scored back-to-back goals, helping Albany to its third straight shootout victory.

Next up, the Devils conclude the regular season with a 5 pm outing against the Springfield Falcons Saturday at Times Union Center. As part of “Fan Appreciation Night,” the first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive an Albany Devils drawstring backpack. Additionally, prizes will be handed out throughout the game. The Devils will also recognize the Union College Men’s Ice Hockey team for its 2014 NCAA Championship.

Lineup

Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood

Defensemen: Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson, Dan Kelly, Adam Larsson, Jon Merrill, Corbin McPherson

Forwards: Graham Black, Reid Boucher, Stefan Matteau, Rod Pelley, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Scott Timmins, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac, Kelly Zajac

Devils-at-Pirates

Devils vs. Portland: Apr. 16 (7:00 pm)

Follow the Action

• Video: AHLLive.com
• Radio: AHLLive.com
• Twitter: @albanydevils, #AlbPor


Storyline

The Albany Devils can secure their spot in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs Wednesday during their game against the Portland Pirates at Androscoggin Bank Colisée. The Devils can clinch a playoff berth with (A) win against the Pirates or (B) a OTL/SOL and a Norfolk regulation loss.


Tale of the Tape

Record
38-23-5-8
24-38-3-9
Goals For
212
216
Goals Against
189
276

Players To Watch

Scott Timmins/C
2g-2a vs. POR

Reid Boucher/LW
2g-1a vs. POR

Brett Hextall/RW
2g-2a vs. ALB

Jordan Martinook/LW
2g-0a vs. ALB


Devils vs. Pirates Series

Wednesday’s meeting will be the fourth of the season and the 48th all-time between the Devils and the Pirates. The Devils are 18-20-1-8 against the Pirates with a 9-9-0-6 home mark and a 9-11-1-2 road record.

The two clubs last met on Mar. 7 and the Devils claimed a 4-3 shootout win at Androscoggin Bank Colisée. Scott Timmins, Reid Boucher and Tim Sestito scored during regulation. Boucher, Whitney and Matteau all found the back of the net during the shootout. In goal, Keith Kinkaid made 18 stops.

Albany and Portland are meeting for the final time this season.


Record Breakdown

Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT
Albany Devils 74 38 23 5 8 89 0.601
Portland Pirates 74 24 38 3 9 60 0.405

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What 2 Watch 4: Apr. 14-20

What 2 Watch 4

1

The Albany Devils enter the final week of the regular season tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference with 89 points (38-23-5-8). They travel to face the Portland Pirates Wednesday at 7 pm at Androscoggin Bank Colisée before returning home against the Springfield Falcons Saturday at 5 pm at Times Union Center.

2

With two games remaining, there are a number of different scenarios in which the Devils can clinch a 2014 Calder Cup Playoff berth. The simplest formula is to win either of this week’s games. The scheduling works in Albany’s favor as eighth-place Hershey and ninth-place Norfolk face off twice this week.

3

The Devils are coming off three straight home victories this past weekend. They defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 2-1, Friday, the Providence Bruins, 2-1, in a shootout Saturday and the Syracuse Crunch, 4-0, Sunday. The Devils have the fourth-best home winning percentage in the AHL at .689, going 23-9-3-2. Minus the four home games played at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, Albany has a .742 winning percentage (23-7-2-1) at Times Union Center, outscoring opponents 103-70.

4

Saturday’s regular-season finale is also “Fan Appreciation Night.” The first 1,000 fans attendance will receive a Devils drawstring backpack. Additionally, prizes will be handed out throughout the game. Fans can log onto thealbanydevils.com/fan-appreciation-night to enter to win a chance to shoot for 2014-15 season tickets during an intermission contest.

5

Both games this week can be watched online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #AlbPor for Friday’s contest and #AlbSpr for Saturday’s affair.
Boucher

Devils Complete Weekend Sweep

ALBANY, NY — The Albany Devils unloaded four goals in just over six minutes en route to a 4-0 victory against the Syracuse Crunch Sunday at Times Union Center. Reid Boucher netted a pair and Harri Pesonen setup three of the second period tallies.

“I feel like the first period we kind of struggled,” Pesonen, who has five points in the last seven games, said. “We didn’t really have any offense going then all of a sudden, the second period, we started to just pop some goals and it felt great. Boucher was our first goal — kind of a lucky punch for us, but that got us going. We got the momentum, got a few more goals, and that’s pretty much the game there.”

The Devils, who won all three games during a three-in-three home weekend, improved to 38-23-5-8 overall and an impressive 23-7-2-1 at Times Union Center. They are now just three points away from securing a 2014 Calder Cup Playoff berth.

“Six points, obviously, is what our goal was and to be able to do it,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “The schedule is in our favor at home. After some tough weekends and tough losses this team all year has managed to bounce back and they certainly responded this weekend.”

Scott Wedgewood earned his 15th victory of the season and sixth in his last nine starts. He made 20 saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

He credited his teammates’ willingness to put their bodies on the line.

“It’s something we’ve talked about and the words going around the room,” he said. “It’s that time of year where every point matters. You have to be a teammate and do those things regardless if it’s what you want to do; nobody wants to get in front of that puck like us goaltenders, but when they do make those sacrifices and block shots, it’s huge for us.”

(VIEW: Complete gamesheet)

4-13-14_230pxOffensively, Boucher netted his 20th and 21st goals of the season. Chris McKelvie registered his ninth and Reece Scarlett, who also had an assist, picked up his sixth tally.

Boucher opened the scoring with a breakaway power-play goal off a Syracuse turnover at 12:08. He followed on a fast break setup by Pesonen and Scott Timmins at 15:24.

McKelvie cashed in on a loose puck in the crease at 16:09 and Scarlett capped the scoring with a power-play goal at 18:12.

“They had the momentum and we got a couple good shifts together, sprung loose, and put four in,” Boucher said.

The Devils went 2-8 on the power play and 4-4 on the penalty kill.

Next up, the Devils travel to face the Portland Pirates at Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but will now take place Wednesday at 7 pm. Audio and video can be streamed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com.

Interviews


Lineup

Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood

Defensemen: Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly, Corbin McPherson, Reece Scarlett

Forwards: Reid Boucher, Cam Janssen, Stefan Matteau, Chris McKelvie, Rod Pelley, Harri Pesonen, Mattias Tedenby, Scott Timmins, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac, Kelly Zajac

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