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Devils’ Weekly Issue No. 3

LAST WEEK:
Wed., Oct. 20 – Devils against Charlotte Checkers (W, 2-1)
Sat., Oct. 23 – Devils against Norfolk Admirals (L, 2-3)

THIS WEEK:
Wed., Oct. 27 – Devils at Hartford Wolf Pack (7:00 p.m.)
Fri., Oct. 29 – Devils at Providence Bruins (7:05 p.m.)
Sat., Oct. 30 – Devils at Syracuse Crunch (7:30 p.m.)

After extending their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 win against Charlotte on Wednesday, the Devils lost to Norfolk, 3-2, on Saturday. Nathan Perkovich led all scorers with two points, including a goal and an assist. Next up, the Devils hit the road for a four-game road trip, which includes games at Hartford, Providence and Syracuse this week.

THE WEEK THAT WAS:
Wednesday, Devils 3 vs. Charlotte 2
Michael Swift netted the game-winning goal with 4:23 remaining in regulation to lift the Devils to a 2-1 victory against Charlotte. The game was a homecoming of sorts for the Checkers, who called the Capital Region home for the past four seasons as the River Rats. The Devils and Checkers exchanged goals in the first period with Charlotte’s Chris Terry striking at 7:15. Adam Henrique squared things with his first career goal at 9:52. In goal, Jeff Frazee made 25 stops for his second win.

Saturday, Devils 1 vs. Norfolk 2
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.

NOTABLES:
Four of the Devils’ first five games have been decided by one goal. Albany has posted a 3-1-0-0 record during that span … After missing the first two games of the season, Nathan Perkovich is on a three-game scoring streak. He tallied his first goal in a 4-3, overtime win at Adirondack on Oct. 16 and then followed with an assist in a 2-1 victory against Charlotte on Oct. 20 and a goal in a 3-2 loss against Norfolk on Oct. 23. Perkovich and Harry Young lead the team with a plus-4 rating … Olivier Magnan and Alexander Vasyunov both played games for the New Jersey Devils this week. Magnan was recalled to New Jersey on Monday, Oct. 18 and made his NHL debut on Thursday, Oct. 21 in a 3-0 win at Montreal. He was a plus-1 in the game. Vasyunov was recalled to the NHL Devils on Saturday, Oct. 23 for a game against Buffalo. He was returned on loan to Albany on Sunday, Oct. 24. Including Magnan and Vasyunov, the Devils have had seven players that have played in an NHL and AHL game this season. They are: Matt Corrente, Tim Sestito, Jacob Josefson, Alexander Urbom and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.

LEADERS FOR ALBANY
Goals: David McIntyre, Brad Mills, Nathan Perkovich (2)
Assists: Stephen Gionta (3)
Points: Stephen Gionta (4)
PIM: Louis Robitaille (9)
Plus/Minus: Nathan Perkovich, Harry Young (+4)
Wins: Jeff Frazee (2)
GAA: Jeff Frazee (2.05)
Save %: Jeff Frazee (.920)

NEXT UP:
Wednesday, Devils at Hartford (7:00 p.m.)
The Wolf Pack is on a three-game skid, losing to Norfolk (5-1) on Oct. 20, Binghamton (1-0) on Oct. 22 and Syracuse (2-1) on Oct. 23. Entering Wednesday’s outing against Albany, Hartford is in fourth place in the Atlantic Division with a 3-3-1-1 record. Kris Newbury leads the team with eight points – all assists – while Jeremy Williams (4g-2a), Dan Byers (2g-4a) and Wade Redden (1g-5a) are tied for second with six points.

Friday, Devils at Providence (7:05 p.m.)
The Bruins have lost three of their last four games, but are coming off a win at Worcester (4-3) on Oct. 23. The team currently sits in sixth place in the Atlantic Division with a 2-3-0-1 record. Steven Kampfer leads the team with five points, including a team-best four assists. Maxime Sauve and Jamie Arniel are second with four points with three goals and an assist each.

Saturday, Devils at Syracuse (7:30 p.m.)
East Division rival Syracuse, is on a three-game winning streak with wins against Binghamton (2-1) on Oct. 16, against Norfolk (3-1) on Oct. 22 and at Hartford (2-1) on Oct. 23. After beginning the season 1-1-0-1, the team has improved its overall record to 3-2-0-1 and is tied for fourth in the division. Both goaltenders, Timo Pielmeier and Jean-Philippe Levasseaur, have goals-against averages under two. Pielmeier is showing a 1.51 average with a 3-1-0-0 record and a .956 save percentage. Levasseur has a 1.93 average with a 0-1-0-1 mark and a .939 save percentage.

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Vasyunov Returns To Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. — Left-winger Alexander Vasyunov has been returned on loan from the New Jersey Devils Sunday evening. Vasyunov was recalled to New Jersey prior to the NHL Devils’ matchup versus the Buffalo Sabres and the AHL Devils’ game against Norfolk on Saturday.

Vasyunov logged 10:30 of ice time against the Sabres. This season for Albany, he has appeared in four outings, registering an assist and 11 shots.

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Albany Loans Charleston To Trenton

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Devils have loaned left-winger Dan Charleston to Trenton, the ECHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils. The announcement was made Sunday by Albany and Trenton General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Charleston, who missed the first five contests for Albany, played 25 games for Trenton in 2009-10. He produced 33 points with six goals and 27 assists. Charleston made his AHL debut a year earlier, appearing in three games for Grand Rapids after finishing up his four-year career at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The Albany Devils begin a four-game road trip at Hartford on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The team returns to the Times Union Center against Rochester on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

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Devils Announce Broadcast Schedule

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Devils have reached an agreement with WTMM-104.5 FM “The Team”, making it the home of Devils hockey for the 2010-11 season. Josh Heller, the 2008-09 ECHL Broadcaster of the Year, will provide the play-by-play on 40 games throughout the year on the ESPN affiliate.

The broadcast schedule includes 37 away games and three Atlantic City contests. Due to conflicts with Major League Baseball, the first broadcast will be on Friday, Oct. 29 when the Devils travel to Providence. Each date will include a 10 minute pre- and post-game show.

Streaming audio for the 40 contests can be heard at 1045theteam.com. All 80 Devils’ games will be provided, free of charge, at AHLLive.com. Streaming, pay-per-view, video webcast of all games can also be seen on AHLLive.com.

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New Jersey Swaps Defensemen With Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. – Defenseman Olivier Magnan has been called up from Albany to the New Jersey Devils, while defenseman Alexander Urbom has been assigned to Albany. The announcement was made by Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello.

Magnan, who has served as an assistant captain for Albany, has played three games at the AHL level this season, posting an assist and a plus-two rating. A fifth-round draft pick by the Devils in 2006, Magnan has played 249 games for the Devils’ top developmental team, totaling 48 points.

Urbom arrives in Albany after appearing in six NHL games this year. He was a third-round draft pick by the Devils in 2009 and registered 33 points (12g-21a) in 66 games for Brandon of the Western Hockey League last season.

Albany welcomes the Charlotte Checkers to Times Union Center on Wednesday, Oct. 20 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.

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Devils Announce 2010-11 Promotional Schedule

ALBANY, N.Y. – The 2010-11 Albany Devils Promotional Schedule is set and includes 22 home dates and six give-a-ways. Throughout the season, fans will have the opportunity to collect memorabilia, receive special discounts and have the opportunity to support various non-profit organizations.

Fans who attended Opening Night on Oct. 9 already received a free commemorative puck provided by YNN. The next two give-a-way nights will be Nov. 12 and Jan. 7 when the first 2,000 kids (12 and under) will receive free Devils Logo Bands. The first 4,000 fans for the Mar. 5 game will receive a free team poster courtesy of Miller Printing.

The two Bobblehead Nights, provided by Time Warner Cable, will be Mar. 13 and Apr. 2. The first 2,000 patrons will receive a Devil Dawg bobblehead on Mar. 13 and a selected player bobblehead on Apr. 2, which is also Fan Appreciation Night.

Time Warner Cable is also sponsoring Meet Dora the Explorer Night on Feb. 20.

The Devils will host a Thanksgiving food drive on Nov. 6, 7 and 12. Team autograph sessions will be on Nov. 7, Jan. 15, Feb. 20, Mar. 13 and Apr. 3. Fans will be treated to Dollar Dawg Night seven times through the season: Oct. 15, Nov. 27, Dec. 3, Jan. 5, Jan. 28, Mar. 4 and Mar. 29.

Other promotional nights include: CSEA Member Appreciation Night (Oct. 20), Word of Life Night (Nov. 12), Teddy Bear Toss (Dec. 11), Boy Scout Sleepover Night (Feb. 5) and St. Patrick’s Day Special (Mar. 12).

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

Date Opponent Time Promotion (quantity and sponsor) Tickets
Sat., Oct. 9 Adirondack 7:00 PM Opening Night (presented by YNN)
Free Commemorative Puck (First 3,000 – YNN)
Team Autograph Session #1
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Fri., Oct. 15 Hartford 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Wed., Oct. 20 Charlotte 7:00 PM CSEA Member Appreciation Night Click Here
Sat., Nov. 6 Rochester 7:00 PM Thanksgiving Food Drive Click Here
Sun., Nov. 7 Providence 4:00 PM Thanksgiving Food Drive
Team Autograph Session #2
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Fri., Nov. 12 Syracuse 7:00 PM Word of Life Night
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Free Devils Silly Bandz (First 2,000 kids 12 & under)
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Sat., Nov. 27 Binghamton 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Fri., Dec. 3 Hershey 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Sat., Dec. 11 Worcester 7:00 PM Teddy Bear Toss Click Here
Wed., Jan. 5 Adirondack 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Fri., Jan. 7 Charlotte 7:00 PM Devil Dawg’s Birthday
Free Devils Silly Bandz (First 2,000 kids 12 & under)
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Sat., Jan. 15 Springfield 7:00 PM Team Autograph Session #3 Click Here
Fri., Jan. 28 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Sat., Feb. 5 Manchester 7:00 PM Boy Scout Sleepover Night Click Here
Sun., Feb. 20 Adirondack 4:00 PM Meet Dora The Explorer (Courtesy of Time Warner Cable)
Team Autograph Session #4
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Fri., Mar. 4 Norfolk 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Sat., Mar. 5 Adirondack 5:00 PM Free Albany Devils Team Poster (First 4,000 – Miller Printing) Click Here
Sat., Mar. 12 Springfield 5:00 PM St. Patrick’s Day Special Click Here
Sun., Mar. 13 Syracuse 4:00 PM Free Devil Dawg Bobblehead (First 2,000 – Time Warner Cable)
Team Autograph Session #5
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Tue., Mar. 29 Adirondack 7:00 PM Dollar Dawg Night – Hot Dogs and Soda are $1 each! Click Here
Sat., Apr. 2 Charlotte 7:00 PM Fan Appreciation Night
Free Albany Devils Player Bobblehead (First 2,000 – Times Union)
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Sun., Apr. 3 Binghamton 4:00 PM Team Autograph Session #6 Click Here
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Devils’ Weekly Issue No. 2

LAST WEEK:
Fri., 10/15 – Albany Devils against Hartford Wolf Pack: W, 3-2 (SO)
Sat., 10/16 – Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms: W, 4-3 (OT)

THIS WEEK:
Wed., 10/20 – Albany Devils against Charlotte Checkers: 7 p.m.
Sat., 10/23 – Albany Devils against Norfolk Admirals: 7 p.m.

The Devils needed extra time during both its games last week to earn four points. Rick Kowalsky registered his first career AHL coaching victory with a 3-2, shootout win against Hartford on Friday. It didn’t take long to get number two; the team claimed a 4-3, overtime win at Adirondack on Saturday. Looking forward, the Devils host Charlotte on Wednesday, Oct. 20 and Norfolk on Saturday, Oct. 23. Both outings are at 7 p.m.

THE WEEK THAT WAS:
Friday, Devils 3 vs. Hartford 2 (SO)
Mike McKenna backstopped the Devils to their first victory by turning away 31 shots and stopping five-of-six shootout attempts. Mattias Tedenby and Stephen Gionta were the goal scorers during the shootout, while Vladimir Zharkov and Chad Wiseman both scored in regulation.

Saturday, Devils 4 at Adirondack 3 (OT)
A defensive-end turnover by the Phantoms led to Brad Mills scoring the game-winning goal with 3:22 remaining in overtime. Three Devils registered multi-point games. Michael Swift and Vladimir Zharkov had two assists each and Mattias Tedenby registered a goal and a helper. Jeff Frazee entered the contest at 4:29 of the first and stopped all 18 shots he faced.

NOTABLES:
The Devils are off to their best three-game start since the 2007-08 season when they also began 2-1-0-0. The team looks to go 3-1-0-0 for the first time in history … Brad Mills, Nathan Perkovich, Mattias Tedenby, Chad Wiseman, Harry Young and Vladimir Zharkov each scored their first goals of the season … The win at Adirondack tied the season series at 1-1. The two teams, which will meet 12 times this year, are battling for the Time Warner Cable Cup.

LEADERS FOR ALBANY:
Goals: David McIntyre (2)
Assists: Stephen Gionta, Tim Sestito*, Michael Swift, Vladimir Zharkov (2)
Points: David McIntyre, Stephen Gionta, Vladimir Zharkov (3)
PIM: Tim Sestito* (7)
Plus/Minus: Mark Fayne, Olivier Magnan*, David McIntyre, Vladimir Zharkov (+2)
Wins: Mike McKenna, Jeff Frazee (1)
GAA: Jeff Frazee (2.60)
Save %: Jeff Frazee (.898)
*Currently playing for New Jersey (NHL)

NEXT UP:
Albany welcomes the former Times Union Center tenant, the Charlotte Checkers, on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Charlotte (1-4-0-0) is on a three game skid, including a pair of losses against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Friday (4-2) and Sunday (4-3). The Checkers only win was a 4-1 decision at Springfield on Oct. 10. Jon Matsumoto leads the team with six points, including two goals and four assists, while Jerome Samson is first in goals with four. Goaltenders Mike Murphy and Justin Pogge have split time. Murphy is 1-2 with a 2.68 goals-against average, while Pogge is 0-2 with a 4.59 average.

Norfolk, which is one of two undefeated teams remaining, arrives in Albany for a Saturday, Oct. 23 game at 7 p.m. The Admirals began the season with a 7-4 win at Binghamton on Oct. 9 and then followed with 4-0 and 7-2 victories against Worcester on Friday and Saturday. The team will play at Hartford on Wednesday and Syracuse on Friday before taking on the Devils. Marc-Antoine Pouliot leads the Admirals with seven points behind a goal and six assists. Cedrick Desjardins and Dustin Tokarski have combined for three wins in goal. Desjardins turned away all 29 chances on Friday during his only appearance, while Tokarski is 2-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average.

GET YOUR TICKETS:
Tickets for this week’s 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.

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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Devils Roster To Feature New Look On Friday

The Albany Devils will have a different look on Friday night when the Hartford Wolf Pack come to the Times Union Center for a 7 p.m. contest. The week leading up to the game has included Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond being assigned to Albany on Tuesday and Kory Nagy being reassigned by New Jersey to Trenton on Wednesday. New Jersey then recalled Matthew Corrente, Jacob Josefson and Tim Sestito on Thursday.

Albany Devils Depth Chart
Goaltenders (2): Jeff Frazee, Mike McKenna.
Defensemen (7): Rob Davison, Tyler Eckford, Mark Fayne, Dan Kelly, Olivier Magnan, Chris Murray, Harry Young.
Forwards (17): Matt Anderson, Dan Charleston, Patrick Davis, Stephen Gionta, Adam Henrique, Pierre-Luc Letrouneau-Leblond, David McIntyre, Brad Mills, Nick Palmieri,  Nathan Perkovich, Louis Robitaille, Myles Stoesz, Michael Swift, Mattias Tedenby, Alexander Vasyunov, Chad Wiseman, Vladimir Zharkov.

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. 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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Dollar Dawg and Soda Night

The Devils have a special fan promotion for this upcoming Friday night’s game called “Dollar Dawg and Soda Night.” Throughout the game all hot dogs and sodas will cost $1 at the Times Union Center concession stands.

The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. as the Devils take on the Hartford Wolf Pack.

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.

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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Devils’ Weekly Issue No. 1

LAST WEEK:
Sat., 10/9 – Albany Devils against Adirondack Phantoms: L, 3-5

THIS WEEK:
Fri., 10/15 – Albany Devils against Hartford Wolf Pack: 7 p.m.
Sat., 10/16 – Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms: 7 p.m.

A crowd totaling 5,235 witnessed the beginning of the Devils’ era in Albany on Saturday as the puck dropped for the start of the 2010-11 AHL season. Despite a two goal effort by David McIntyre and a tally by captain Stephen Gionta, the Devils lost to the Adirondack Phantoms, 5-3. Looking forward, the Devils play host to Hartford on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Adirondack on Saturday, Oct. 16 also at 7 p.m.

THE WEEK THAT WAS:
Saturday, Devils 3 vs. Adirondack 5
Adirondack’s Ben Holmstrom registered the game-winning goal with 8:08 remaining in the third period to spoil the Devils’ Opening Night. Albany erased two Adirondack leads, but the Phantoms used two late goals to earn a 5-3 win. David McIntyre filled the score sheet for the Devils, netting a pair of goals. Stephen Gionta had a goal and an assist and Tim Sestito earned two assists. Between the pipes, Jeff Frazee made 26 stops.

NOTABLES:
Albany County Executive Michael G. Breslin, Mayor Gerald D. Jennings and former Albany River Rat Rob Skrlac dropped the ceremonial first puck on Saturday night … Including the last two pre-season games, David McIntyre has produced five goals in three games – he had two against Adirondack on Saturday. His two goal effort was the first of his professional career … Stephan Gionta posted his 46th career goal to go along with his 60th career assist. In a Devils’ uniform, Gionta has posted 41 goals and 50 assists and ranks fifth in team history with 91 points … All-time, the Devils are 3-1-0-0 following a season-opening loss.

LEADERS FOR ALBANY:
Goals: David McIntyre (2)
Assists: Tim Sestito (2)
Points: David McIntyre, Stephen Gionta, Tim Sestito (2)
PIM: Tim Sestito (7)
Plus/Minus: David McIntyre (+2)
Wins:
GAA: Jeff Frazee (5.14)
Save %: Jeff Frazee (.839)

NEXT UP:
Albany remains at home on Friday, Oct. 15 for a 7 p.m. outing against Atlantic Division foe the Hartford Wolf Pack (1-1-0-0). Hartford opened the season with a 4-2 win against Charlotte on Friday night, but dropped a 4-3 game against Worcester on Sunday. Kelsey Tessier leads the team with four points (2g-2a). He had an assist against the Checkers and two goals and an assist against the Sharks.

The Devils take to the road for the first time when they jump on Interstate-87 and head to Adirondack on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. The Phantoms (1-1-0-0) have a busy week with games at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and against Syracuse on Friday, Oct. 15. Entering Tuesday’s contest, Patrick Maroon is the team’s leading goal scorer with a goal in each of the first two outings.

GET YOUR TICKETS:
Tickets for Friday night’s game against Hartford 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.

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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