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Devils Bring Thanksgiving Food Drive To Times Union Center

ALBANY, N.Y.  – The Albany Devils and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York have teamed up for a Thanksgiving food drive during the Devils’ home games on Nov. 6, 7 and 12. Fans who attend these games and donate a non-perishable item will receive a free ticket voucher for a future Devils’ contest at the Times Union Center. Also, the first 2,000 children 12-and-under at the Nov. 12 game will receive a pack of Devils’ logo bands.

Albany will battle Rochester, Providence and Syracuse during the selected dates and together the Devils and the Regional Food Bank will combat hunger in the Capital District. Tickets for the game 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 Regional Food Bank, the only organization of its kind in Northeast New York, has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in the area since 1982. The Food Bank collects large donations of food and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. The Food Bank provides over 22 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

For more information on the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York visit rfbneny.com or call (518) 786-3691

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Last Chance To Help Out And Get Free Ticket

ALBANY, N.Y.  – The Albany Devils and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York have teamed up for a Thanksgiving food drive which comes to an end during the Devils’ 7 p.m. contest against Syracuse on Friday. Fans who attend Friday’s game and donate a non-perishable item will receive a free ticket voucher for a future Devils’ contest at the Times Union Center. Also, the first 2,000 children 12-and-under at the Nov. 12 game will receive a pack of Devils’ logo bands.

Together the Devils and the Regional Food Bank will combat hunger in the Capital District. Tickets for the game 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 Regional Food Bank, the only organization of its kind in Northeast New York, has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in the area since 1982. The Food Bank collects large donations of food and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. The Food Bank provides over 22 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.

For more information on the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York visit rfbneny.com or call (518) 786-3691

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Anderson Gets Two In 6-3 Loss

Box Score: Devils 3, Norfolk 6

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Albany, N. Y. – Matt Anderson had two goals, but the Albany Devils were stymied by the Norfolk Admirals, 6-3, on Wednesday night at the Times Union Center. The Admirals used four goals in the first period to pace themselves to their seventh win of the season (7-3-1-1). The Devils suffered their third-straight setback and are now 6-6-0-0.

Norfolk’s quick start began 6:23 into the game when Blair Jones slid a rebound off of his own shot past Devils goaltender Jeff Frazee to give Norfolk a 1-0 lead.

The visitors blew the game open late in the frame when they scored three goals in a 1:35 span. The first tally came with 3:15 remaining in the period when Paul Szczechura scored on a one-timer off a tic-tac-toe setup on the power-play. Stefano Giliati scored his first goal of the season 40 seconds later, which was followed by James Wright’s eventual game-winning, one-time goal to make it a 4-0 game. The Admirals held on to the lead for the rest of the way.

Albany got on the board thanks to Anderson, who scored with 49.9 seconds remaining in the first and extending his point streak to four games. The goal came when Norfolk goaltender Cedrick Desjardins bobbled a shot from his right. Anderson swooped in, picked up the puck, and wrapped it around the net catching Desjardins out of position.

The Devils carried this momentum into the middle period and cut the deficit to one on goals from Nick Palmieri and another from Anderson. Palmieri’s backhanded goal was his third in four games, while Anderson scored a rebound goal with 4:18 remaining. Anderson picked up the rebound off of a Mark Fayne shot from the right point and deposited the puck into the Admirals’ net.

But, the Admirals doubled their lead when Johan Harju scored on a five-on-three advantage with less than two minutes to go in the period.

Matt Fornataro added an insurance goal for Norfolk midway through the final period when he beat Frazee five hole.

The Devils return to action on Friday when the host the Syracuse Crunch at 7 p.m. The first 2,000 kids (12 and under) will receive a pack of Devils’ Logo Bands.

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Devils Clash With Admirals Wednesday

DEVILS (6-5-0-0) vs. ADMIRALS (6-3-1-1)
Times Union Center – Nov. 10, 2010 – 7:00 pm

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In their third-straight home game, the Devils welcome the Norfolk Admirals to the Times Union Center on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game. Albany will try and avenge a 3-2 loss to Norfolk on Oct. 23.

All-Time Series: The Devils are 4-12-1-0 against the Admirals all-time, including a 1-3-0-0 record during the 2009-10 season. When hosting the Admirals, the Devils are 3-5-1-0. With the shift of division alignment this season, the two teams will meet eight times.

Last Meeting: Sat., Oct. 23; Albany 2 vs. Norfolk 3 The Admirals jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of power-play goals. Ty Wishart scored at 5:41 of the first and Blair Jones, who had a goal and two assists, found the back of the net at 2:54 of the second. In response, Nathan Perkovich’s wrist shot cut the lead in half at 12:40 of the second and Brad Mills’ highlight-reel goal evened things at 15:08 of the same period. Paul Szczechura then won it with 5:05 remaining with another Norfolk power-play goal. Matt Anderson, who returned from injury to play in his first game of the season, assisted Perkovich’s tally, while Patrick Davis picked up the helper for Mills’ goal. Mike McKenna made 29 stops.

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Team Record 6-3-1-1 14 points 6-5-0-0 12 points
Division Ranking 3rd East 7th East
Conference Ranking 6th Eastern 11th Eastern
League Ranking 15th 23rd
Past 10 Games 5-3-1-1 6-4-0-0
Streak 0-1-0-0 0-2-0-0
Last Game 3-1 Loss vs. Charlotte (Nov 6 2010) 6-4 Loss vs. Providence (Nov 7 2010)
Home Record 2-1-1-1 2-4-0-0
Away Record 4-2-0-0 4-1-0-0
GF 45 33
GA 34 34
PP% (11/56) 19.6 (7/54) 13.0
PP (Home)% (5/21) 23.8 (3/34) 8.8
PP (Away)% (6/35) 17.1 (4/20) 20.0
PK% (9/50) 82.0 (14/56) 75.0
PK (Home)% (3/21) 85.7 (11/36) 69.4
PK (Away)% (6/29) 79.3 (3/20) 85.0
Leading Rookie Barberio (0-3-3) McIntyre (2-4-6)
Most PIM Mihalik – 24 Letourneau-Leblond – 29
Team PIM/GM 17.5/game 20.3/game
Leading Scorers Pouliot (4-13-17) Mills (4-2-6)
Harju (6-8-14) Zharkov (4-2-6)
Szczechura (5-5-10) McIntyre (2-4-6)
Jones (4-6-10) Anderson (3-2-5)
Wright (3-7-10) Perkovich (3-2-5)
Leading After 1st 3-0-1-0 1-2-0-0
Leading After 2nd 4-0-1-0 1-1-0-0
Tied After 1st 1-2-0-1 4-2-0-0
Tied After 2nd 2-0-0-1 4-3-0-0
Trailing After 1st 2-1-0-0 1-1-0-0
Trailing After 2nd 0-3-0-0 1-1-0-0
Out Shooting Opponents 5-3-1-1 2-1-0-0
Out Shot by Opponents 1-0-0-0 3-4-0-0
1-Goal Games 2-1-1-1 5-2-0-0
2-Goal Games 0-2-0-0 1-3-0-0
3-Goal Games 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0
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Devils’ Weekly Issue No. 5

LAST WEEK:
Fri., Nov. 5 – Devils at Worcester (W, 3-2 SO)
Sat., Nov. 6 – Devils vs. Rochester (L, 4-6)
Sun., Nov. 7 – Devils vs. Providence (L, 4-6)

THIS WEEK:
Wed., Nov. 10 – Devils vs. Norfolk (7:00 p.m.)
Fri., Nov. 12 – Devils vs. Syracuse (7:00 p.m.)
Sat., Nov. 13 – Devils at Portland (7:00 p.m.)

UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
Fri., Nov. 12 – Word of Life Night; Thanksgiving Food Drive; Free Devils Logo Bandz (First 2,000 kids 12 & under)

THE WEEK THAT WAS:
Friday, Devils 3 at Worcester 2 (Shootout)
Trailing 2-1 with less than a minute remaining, Matt Anderson’s wrist shot from atop the right face-off circle found the back of the net, forcing overtime with just 46.3 seconds remaining. After nine skaters failed to score in the shootout, Anderson went five-hole, giving the Devils a 3-2 win at Worcester. Nick Palmieri had Albany’s first goal and Mike McKenna made 25 saves and five in the shootout for his second win of the season.

Saturday, Devils 4 vs. Rochester 6
Despite goals from Matt Anderson, Mattias Tedenby, Brad Mills and Vladimir Zharkov, the Albany Devils squandered a late third-period lead and lost to Rochester, 6-4. The Amerks’ Scott Timmins tied the game at 4-4 with 4:59 remaining and then Ryan Del Monte completed his Gordie Howe hat trick with the winner with 3:16 left. The Amerks followed with an empty net goal to produce the final score.

Sunday, Devils 4 vs. Providence 6
The Bruins scored five unanswered goals and handed the Devils a 6-4 loss. Jordan Knackstedt led Providence’s comeback with a natural hat trick and Joe Colborne had two goals. The Devils got off to a hot start with first period goals by Nick Palmieri and Vladimir Zharkov. After the Bruins made it 2-1, Nathan Perkovich and Adam Henrique found the back of the net. Jeff Frazee, who made 21 saves, had his four-game winning streak snapped.

NOTABLES:
– With a win at Worcester on Nov. 5, the Devils’ improved their road record to 4-1-0-0.
– Albany scored four goals in each of the last two games – the most offensive output in regulation this season. The Devils also scored four goals in a 4-3 overtime win at Adirondack on Oct. 16.
– The Devils’ lost back-to-back games for the first time this season. They are now 3-1 coming off a loss.
Vladimir Zharkov is on a two-game goal scoring streak and has posted three goals and an assist in the last four outings. For the season, he has four goals and three assists on the year and 21 goals and 41 assists for his AHL career.
Matt Anderson is on a three-game point streak, registering two goals and an assist during the Devils’ three-in-three this past weekend. He also netted the lone shootout goal in a 3-2 win at Worcester on Nov. 5. Anderson has three goals and two assists this season and 33 goals and 50 assists in 150 career AHL games.
– Both of Mike McKenna’s victories this season have been shootout wins. He defeated Hartford, 3-2, on Oct. 15 and won at Worcester, 3-2, on Nov.5.

LEADERS FOR ALBANY:
Goals: Brad Mills, Vladimir Zharkov (4)
Assists: Alexander Urbom (5)
Points: Vladimir Zharkov (7)
PIM: Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (29)
+/-: David McInytre, Alexander Urbom (+5)
Wins: Jeff Frazee (4)
GAA: Jeff Frazee 2.55
Save %: Jeff Frazee .906

NEXT UP:
Wednesday, Devils vs. Norfolk (7:00 p.m.)
The last time these two teams met, Norfolk rallied for a 3-2 victory at the Times Union Center on Oct. 23.  Paul Szczechura netted the game-winner with 5:05 remaining in regulation. The Admirals are currently tied for third in the East Division with a 6-3-1-1 record and are coming off a 3-1 loss against Charlotte on Nov. 6. The team’s leading scorer, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, is tied for second in the league with 18 points (4g-14a).

Friday, Devils vs. Syracuse (7:00 p.m.)
The Crunch are 2-2 in their last four outings, including a 3-2 win against the Devils on Oct. 30. In that game, Nick Bonino netted a pair of goals and goaltender Timo Pielmeier made 28 saves. Syracuse is tied for fifth in the East Division with a 5-4-1-2 record and is led by Nicolas Deschamps’ nine points (6g-3a).

Saturday, Devils at Portland (7:00 p.m.)
Portland will travel to Springfield on Wednesday, Nov. 10 before hosting Albany for the first of two contests between the two teams this season. The Pirates, who are coming off a 5-4 overtime loss against Providence, sit atop the Atlantic Division with a 10-3-1-0 record. They are tied with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for most wins in the league. Luke Adam leads the team with 17 points (10g-7a).

GET YOUR TICKETS:
Tickets for this week’s home games 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 by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

Season tickets, partial ticket packages and flex ticket plans are on sale now by calling the Albany Devils at (518) 4-DEVILS.

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Tedenby Heads To New Jersey Devils

ALBANY, N.Y. – Right-winger Mattias Tedenby has been recalled from Albany to the New Jersey Devils. The announcement was made by Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Tedenby, 20, has played 10 games for Albany this season, registering three goals, two assists and a plus-3 rating. He has posted two multiple-point games with a goal and an assist at Adirondack on Oct. 16 and against Rochester on Nov. 6.

New Jersey selected Tedenby in the first round (24th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

Albany welcomes the Norfolk Admirals to Times Union Center on Wednesday, Nov. 10 for a 7 p.m. contest. Tickets can be purchased at the Times Union Center box office or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Fans can also purchase tickets by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by visiting Ticketmaster.com.

Frazee, Urbom Recalled To New Jersey

ALBANY, N.Y.  – Goaltender Jeff Frazee and defenseman Alexander Urbom have been recalled from Albany to New Jersey under emergency conditions. The announcement, made by Albany General Manager Chris Lamoriello, comes hours before the AHL Devils travel to Worcester at 7:30 p.m. and the NHL Devils host the New York Rangers at 7 p.m.

Frazee, 23, has posted a 4-1 record with a 1.83 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage for Albany this season. A 2009 AHL All-Star, Frazee has played in 95 games for New Jersey’s top developmental team, registering a 46-40-6 record and a 2.65 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

Urbom, 19, is making his second stint in the NHL this season. He began the year in New Jersey, playing in six games. For Albany, Urbom has played in five games and is currently on a three-game point streak. He is a plus-3 during that span.

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Gionta, Davis Heading To New Jersey

Stephen Gionta and Patrick Davis have been recalled from loan by the New Jersey Devils, while Tyler Eckford and Tim Sestito have been returned on loan by New Jersey to Albany. Gionta and Davis are the ninth and 10th Devils to be recalled to the NHL this season. If they see action for New Jersey, they will be the 10th and 11th Devils to play at least one game in the AHL and in the NHL.

Stephen Gionta, 27, who served as Albany’s captain for the first eight games, has registered a team-high tying five points with two goals and three assists. In 261 career AHL games, Gionta has posted 47 goals and 53 assists for 100 points.
Patrick Davis, 23, has three points, including a goal and two assists for Albany this season. He currently ranks second all-time in Devils AHL history with 105 career points and is only five points away from tying the team record. In 258 games, he has produced 41 goals and 64 assists.
Tyler Eckford, 25, played in six games for Albany before being recalled by New Jersey on Oct. 28. He played in four games. Including his two assists this season, Eckford has posted 60 career AHL points with 10 goals and 50 helpers.
Tim Sestito, 26, began the 2010-11 season with a pair of assists for Albany during Opening Night on Oct. 9. He was then recalled by New Jersey on Oct. 14 and played in nine games. For his career, Sestitio has appeared in 208 AHL games, registering 32 goals, 33 assists for 65 points.
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