Larsson

New Jersey Recalls Larsson

NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey recalled Adam Larsson under emergency conditions Monday. Larsson has appeared in 32 games with Albany this season, posting 19 points with three goals and 16 assists.

The 21-year-old has played 20 games with New Jersey in 2013-14. He has three points, including a goal and two helpers.

Larsson was the fourth overall pick during the 2011 NHL Draft.

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Pelley, Wedgewood Help Devils To SO Win

ALBANY, NY — The Albany Devils and the Binghamton Senators went the distance Sunday at Times Union Center. They actually went just as far as possible with the game being decided in the fifth round of the shootout. In the end, captain Rod Pelley was the only player to find the back of the net, helping the Devils to a 3-2 victory.

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“He has scored in practice,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “He has consistently had some success in practice and that was the decision there. We try to use that a little bit as a gauge, but I think these things, they can go either way.”

For Pelley, it was his first shootout attempt of the season.

“We practice shootouts in practice and I just scored a couple times on the same move,” Pelley said. “Maybe just looking to change it up, throw a little wrinkle in there. I was watching the goalie the first three shooters and if I did get called I knew what I was going to do. It happened to just work out tonight.”

Netminder Scott Wedgewood, who made 23 saves during regulation and overtime, was a perfect five-for-five in the shootout. After Pelley’s goal, he stonewalled Derek Grant for his 14th win of the season and fifth in his last six starts.

“Pelley made a great move putting us up one,” Wedgewood said when asked about the fifth round. “[Grant] came in and I just kind of held my ground as much as I could. Once he made a move to the inside, I kind of took it away from him and he went back. It’s just a desperate kind of split as far as you can go and reach back for your post. I couldn’t really keep my eye on him, but I just led with my leg and he ran out of room.”

The shootout win was the Devils first at Times Union Center since Mar. 10, 2013 (3-2 vs. Adirondack). They improve to 35-21-4-8 overall and move into sixth-place in the Eastern Conference with 82 points. Binghamton goes to 40-21-1-5 and remains third in the conference with 86 points.

3-30-14-230pxAlbany erased two Binghamton leads during regulation. Matt Puempel opened the scoring off a Devils miscue at 5:51 of the first and the Devils responded, taking advantage of a four minute power play in the second period. Alexander Urbom and Scott Timmins setup Reid Boucher, who ripped a wrister past an unsuspecting Scott Greenham at 9:13.

The game remained tied until Alex Grant’s blast beat a screened Wedgewood at 17:03 of the same period.

In the third, Darcy Zajac’s outlet sprang a two-on-one. Harri Pesonen made a pass through the middle of the offensive-zone and David Wohlberg buried the tying goal at 9:13.

Albany, who stayed out of the penalty box the entire game, owned a 27-25 shot advantage and went 1-3 on the power play. The team went 1-1-0-1 during its three-in-three weekend.

“It is really nice to pick up two points heading into another long week,” Pelley said. “Obviously there are things we’re going to work on and drill away at, but it’s nice to get three-of-six points. We’re just going to keep heading in the right direction.”

The Devils return to action with the first of three consecutive road games. The team travels to face the Syracuse Crunch Friday at 7 pm at the War Memorial at Oncenter. Fans can follow the action at 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.

Highlights

Interviews

Lineup

Goaltenders: Scott Wedgewood, Keith Kinkaid

Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Seth Helgeson, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom

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

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Devils vs. Binghamton: Mar. 30 (3:00 pm)

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Storyline

The Albany Devils have points in six of their last seven games (4-1-1-1), but are trying to end a three-game skid. The Binghamton Senators are on a four-game winning streak and have won seven of their last eight. Their last loss came on Mar. 19 against the Devils at Times Union Center (2-1).

The Devils have scored three or more goals 40 times this season, going 27‐7‐2‐4. The team has just one loss when scoring four or more tallies. On the flip side, Albany has allowed two or fewer goals 31 times, going 27‐2‐0‐2.


Tale of the Tape

Record
34-21-4-8
40-21-1-4
Goals For
197
243
Goals Against
178
199

Players To Watch

Harri Pesonen/LW
3g-1a vs. BNG

Mike Sislo/RW
2g-2a vs. BNG

Matt Puempel/LW
5g-1a vs. ALB

Shane Prince/LW
4g-0a vs. ALB


Devils vs. Senators Series

The Devils are 16-14-2-1 all-time against the Senators, including a 9-6-0-1 home mark and a 7-8-2-0 road record. Albany, which went 3-4-0-1 against Binghamton last year, is 2-2-1-0 against the Senators this season.

During their last meeting, the Devils scored two goals in the third period for a 2-1 victory against the Senators on Mar. 19 at Times Union Center. Trailing 1-0, Reid Boucher tied the game with the man advantage with 7:06 remaining and Mike Sislo netted the winner with 2:43 on the clock. Scott Wedgewood made 18 saves.


Record Breakdown

Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT
Binghamton Senators 66 40 21 1 4 85 0.644
Albany Devils 67 34 21 4 8 80 0.597

Team Poster Giveaway

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The first 2,000 fans to arrive will receive this Devils team poster.

Matteau

Devils Get Point, Fall In SO

ALBANY, NY — The Albany Devils and the Worcester Sharks see-sawed all night, but it was Dan DaSilva‘s lone shootout goal in the third round that lifted the Sharks to a 4-3 victory Saturday at Times Union Center.

The two teams combined for six goals during the first 35 minutes of play, but neither club could find the back of the net in the third period or overtime. Keith Kinkaid, who has played twice since Mar. 15, suffered the loss despite making 28 saves and four in the shootout.

“I thought he looked sharp actually,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “We were comfortable with the way he played in Atlantic City and I thought he looked sharp tonight. The shootout: sometimes we score or give up too many, but I thought he looked sharp. That’s all you can ask for a goaltender to give up one for a shootout; you figure you would at least get one for him.”

mar 29 infoKinkaid’s former Union College teammate, Troy Grosenick, picked up the win with 18 stops and five in the skills competition.

Mattias Tedenby led all scorers with a goal and two assists. His linemates Stefan Matteau and Kelly Zajac each posted a goal and an assist.

“It was a couple steps up from last night,” Zajac said of his line. “We were feeling the puck, competing, winning our battles, really finding each other in the corners and the soft areas, it helped our game.”

Worcester (33-30-3-1) was led by Travis Oleksuk‘s goal and helper. Matt Tennyson and Eriah Hayes also tallied.

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The Devils (34-21-4-8) opened the scoring at 8:26 of the first period when Tedenby found Matteau cutting towards the net for a one-timer at 8:26. The goal was his 13th of the season and the second in as many nights.

Tennyson followed at 11:07, but Tedenby scored on a breakaway setup by his linemates at 11:28.

“I think we had a good game, good skating, and we scored on our chances,” Tedenby added.

Before the end of the period, Oleksuk tied the game, 2-2, at 19:00.

In the second, Hayes gave Worcester its first lead at 6:14, but Zajac’s wrister from the slot at 14:39 on the power play helped secure a point for the Devils for the sixth time in the last seven outings.

“It was a perfect breakout that we’ve been practicing all year,” Zajac said, describing the goal. “Tedenby made a great play, stepped up and left it in a soft area for me. I just saw low blocker and tried to get on as quick as possible.”

The Devils return to action Sunday with a 3 pm outing against the Binghamton Senators. The first 2,000 fans to arrive will receive a Devils team poster. After the game, patrons can participate in the postgame autograph session or postgame skate.

Highlights

Interviews


Lineup

Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood

Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Seth Helgeson, Dan Kelly, Adam Larsson, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom

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

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