Yankee-Trails

YANKEE TRAILS: SHOT TO CRUISE

by Albany Devils // 3.6.2012 // Promotion

Yankee Trails World Travel, the official bus company of the Albany Devils, will be giving one fan a chance to win a cruise for two departing from New York City or New Jersey. The package includes round trip Cruise Express shuttle service from the Albany area.

During the Sunday, March 18 game against Hershey, one lucky fan will be selected to participate in an on-ice contest after the conclusion of the game. Standing on the defensive-end face-off dot, the fan will try and shoot a puck and have it stop on the offensive-end face-off dot. If the puck stops inside the face-off circle, the participant will still win a prize: a trip for two to Foxwoods Resort Casino (subject to availability).

Yankee Trails is also the official sponsor of the Adam Henrique bobblehead, which will be handed out to the first 2,000 fans to arrive that day.

Devils-Digest

DEVILS DIGEST (3.5.2012)

by Kevin Zalaznik // 3.5.2012 // Feature

Playing in their fourth-straight three-in-three weekend, the Devils managed three points and moved up to seventh in the Eastern Conference after being eighth heading into Friday. The defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 5-2, but lost in overtime to Adirondack, 3-2, and fell to Syracuse, 2-1.

This season, the Devils are 14-8-4-3 at home, while going 13-14-2-0 on the road.

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» RECENT RESULTS

Day Opponent Result Game Details Box Score Highlights
Fri. vs. Bridgeport W, 5-2 Click Here Click Here Click Here
Sat. vs. Adirondack L, 2-3 OT Click Here Click Here Click Here
Sun. vs. Syracuse L, 1-2 Click Here Click Here Click Here

» TEAM LEADERS

POINTS
Joe Whitney
34
GOALS
Steve Zalewski
14
ASSISTS
Two Players
21
+/-
Dan Kelly
+8
WINS
Keith Kinkaid
15

» UPCOMING GAMES

Day Opponent Time Radio Watch Listen
Fri. at Syracuse (24-26-4-4) 7:30 pm 104.5 FM AHL Live AHL Live
Sat. at Adirondack (26-26-2-1) 7:00 pm 104.5 FM AHL Live AHL Live
Sun. at Syracuse (28-27-2-1) 3:00 pm 104.5 FM AHL Live AHL Live

» NEWS & NOTES

– Albany has netted 13 power-play goals in its last 13 games. On the other side, the team has only surrendered four power-play goals during that span. For the season, the Devils are 20-7-0-2 when scoring a power-play goal and 16-6-1-2 when holding opponents scoreless with the man advantage.

– Peter Harrold is riding a four-game point streak – his longest of the season. In the last 11 AHL games he has played, Harrold has registered nine points with three goals and six assists. For the season, he has 21 points backed by four goals and 17 assists. Additionally, Harrold is plus-4 in 52 games.

– Rookie Eric Gelinas is tied with Rochester’s T.J. Brennan for the league lead for goals by a defenseman. Gelinas has registered 13, including seven on the power play, in 57 games. He ranks tied for fourth on the team with 25 points and tied for second for goals.

– Rookie Mike Sislo has moved into the top five in Devils scoring with 25 points thanks to a two-point night Friday against Bridgeport. Out of the University of New Hampshire, Sislo has registered eight goals and 17 assists in 53 games. He is tied for second on the team with a plus-5 rating.

– Albany Devils alum Adam Henrique continues to lead the NHL for rookie scoring with 32 points, including 15 goals and 28 assists in 57 games. Last season, he produced 50 points with 25 goals and 25 assists in 73 games with the AHL Devils.


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acs-PINK

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY NIGHT

by Albany Devils // 2.28.2012 // News

ALBANY, N.Y. – The Albany Devils, SEFCU and the American Cancer Society have joined forces for the on-going battle against cancer. The Devils will host “American Cancer Society Night presented by SEFCU” Saturday, March 3. The game features the Devils and Time Warner Cable Cup rival, the Adirondack Phantoms, at 5 p.m.

Fans who attend the game wearing pink can purchase a $15 ticket with $3 of the proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Tickets will be available the night of the game at the Times Union Center box office.

“We’ve had this date marked on our calendar since the beginning of the season,” said Devils CEO Chris Ciceri. “We hope that we can replicate the recent crowds of 8,000-plus and have our generous fans really support this great cause.”

“We at the American Cancer Society are grateful to the Albany Devils for this opportunity, and SEFCU and Complexions Spa for their continued support of the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer,” said American Cancer Society Director of Special Events Hillary Wetzel.

As a bonus, the first 1,500 fans to arrive will receive a Devil Dawg bank.

For more information about the American Cancer Society call (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Harrold-(4)

SIX PACK

by Kevin Zalaznik // 3.1.2012 // Feature

TROY, N.Y. – Whether practice is at the Times Union Center or RPI’s Houston Field House, the Albany Devils skate in different combinations, wearing different colored jerseys. Colors like blue, gray, green, red and white are designated for forward lines, while black is set for defensemen and goaltenders.

Heading into a three-in-three home weekend, which begins Friday against Bridgeport at 7 p.m., the Devils had six defensemen in black for Thursday’s practice. There are 10 d-men on the active roster.

Brandon BurlonMatthew CorrenteEric Gelinas, Peter HarroldDan Kelly and Eric Baier will likely be the six blue liners Friday. Head coach Rick Kowalsky did indicate that Harry Young is questionable.

Regardless, the Devils are in a familiar situation, being stretched thin skating into three-straight games.

“If we are playing three-in-three clearly by the third game you are going to be tired,” Harrold said. “Maybe you have to be a little bit smarter and conserve a little more energy and not jump up in every play. For the most part, I think the game stays pretty much the same.”

The Devils have been strong in their defensive end winning seven of their last 10 games.

During last weekend’s three-game set, the team employed seven different defensemen. That group included three rookies and two second-year players.

It was a vast contrast to the beginning of the season when the opening-night lineup featuring five players with NHL experience.

Regardless, Kowalsky points out that every team has injuries this time of the year and they have to be adaptive.

Although this weekend is setting up to be tiresome for the back unit, the Devils are approaching it just like any other weekend on and off the ice.

“You try and get a little more sleep and that’s the best you can do,” Harrold said. “You just have to remain focused and see if you can get through three games with six healthy defensemen.”

After Friday, Adirondack arrives for a 5 p.m. Time Warner Cup contest Saturday and Syracuse follows for a 4 p.m. matchup Sunday.

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