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Devils at Hartford: Mar. 8 (7:00 pm)

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Storyline

After picking up a 4-3 shootout win at the Portland Pirates, the Albany Devils travel to face the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at XL Center (7 pm). Despite the two points against Portland, Albany remains seventh in the Eastern Conference with 69 points — one point out of fifth place.

Scott Timmins will try and continue with his scoring touch. The center has a point in his last three games. For the season, he is third on the team with 31 points, backed by 11 goals and 20 assists. Similarly, Tim Sestito has goals in the last two contests. He is sixth with 23 points, including 12 goals and 11 helpers.


Tale of the Tape

Record
30-18-3-6
24-27-0-6
Goals For
168
153
Goals Against
150
180

Players To Watch

Joe Whitney/LW
3g-5a vs. HFD

Harri Pesonen/LW
1g-4a vs. HFD

Aaron Johnson/D
1g-3a vs. ALB

Ryan Bourque/LW
2g-1a vs. ALB


Devils vs. Wolf Pack Series

The Devils and Wolf Pack will meet for the 51st time on Saturday. The Devils are 27-17-2-4 all-time against the Wolf Pack, including a 14-8-1-2 home mark and a 13-9-1-2 road record. This season, Albany is 4-1-0-1 against Hartford.

During their last meeting, the Wolf Pack scored three goals in the third period for a comeback victory against the Devils at XL Center on Feb. 1. Ryan Bourque netted the tying goal with 3:56 remaining in regulation and Hartford scored in three-straight rounds during the shootout for a 4-3 victory. Mike SisloHarri Pesonen and Joe Whitney each scored for the Devils, while Keith Kinkaid made 33 stops.

Albany and Hartford will meet one more time this season: Mar. 15 at Times Union Center.


Record Breakdown

Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT
Albany Devils 57 30 18 3 6 69 0.605
Hartford Wolf Pack 57 24 27 0 6 54 0.474
Matteau,-Stefan

Devils Prevail In Shootout

LEWISTON, ME — In the end, two points are two points. The Albany Devils surrendered a third period lead, but earned victory in the shootout against the Portland Pirates Friday at Androscoggin Bank Colisée. Stefan Matteau netted the winner in the fifth round, giving the Devils a 3-2 shootout win and a 4-3 victory overall.

In the penalty shot showcase, Portland led 2-1 after three rounds. Keith Kinkaid shut the door in the fourth and fifth and Joe Whitney

Stefan Matteau

and Matteau took care of the rest. Matteau’s winner — a wrist shot from above the hashmarks — seemed to surprise Portland netminder Mark Visentin.

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During regulation, Scott Timmins, Reid Boucher, who also scored in the shootout, and Tim Sestito each scored. Kinkaid finished with 18 saves, including 11 in the first, four in the second, two in the third and one in overtime.

Albany, which has at least one point in five of its last six, improves to 30-18-3-6. Portland moves to 21-26-2-8.

After trailing just 26 seconds into the game, the Devils responded with three straight goals. Timmins netted his 11th of the season at 10:40 of the first period and Reid Boucher followed with his 15th at 1:38 of the second.

Sestito was credited with his 12th tally of the year after a Portland player won a defensive-zone faceoff into his own net at 3:36 of the second.

The Pirates responded thanks to Brendan Shinnimin’s shorthanded goal at 12:14 of the middle frame and Tobias Rieder’s power-play tally at 15:47 of the third.

The Devils continue their road trip with a 7 pm outing against the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday at XL Center. The game can be streamed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com. Additionally, the contest can be followed on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.

Highlights

Lineup

Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood

Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Seth Helgeson, Adam Larsson, Corbin McPherson, Reece Scarlett, Alexander Urbom

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

Devils-at-Pirates

Devils at Portland: Mar. 7 (7:00 pm)

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Storyline

The Devils embark on their three-game road weekend with a 7 pm outing against the Pirates Friday. Entering the contest, the Devils are 24-5-2-2 when scoring three or more goals and 23-3-0-1 when allowing two or fewer goals.

Defenseman Seth Helgeson is set to play his 57th game of the season; he’s the only Devil to appear in everyone contest so far. The rookie has registered eight points (1g-7a) and a +7 rating.

Andy Miele has been a bright spot for Portland. He is fifth in the AHL with 57 points, backed by 23 goals and 34 helpers in 54 contests.


Tale of the Tape

Record
29-18-3-6
21-26-2-7
Goals For
164
166
Goals Against
147
196

Players To Watch

Scott Timmins/C
1g-2a vs. POR

Reid Boucher/LW
1g vs. POR

Brett Hextall/RW
2g-1a vs. ALB

Jordan Martinook/LW
1g vs. ALB


Devils vs. Pirates Series

Friday’s meeting will be the third of the season and the 47th all-time between the Devils and the Pirates. The Devils are 17-20-1-8 against the Pirates with a 9-9-0-6 home mark and an 8-11-1-2 road record.

Last time out, Keith Kinkaid made 38 saves and the Devils unloaded three goals in the second period for a 4-1 win against the Pirates on Dec. 28 at Times Union Center. Joe Whitney,Seth Helgeson and Mike Sislo each scored in the middle frame and Rod Pelley added an empty netter late in the third.

Albany and Portland will meet again at Androscoggin Bank Colisée on Apr. 18.


Record Breakdown

Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT
Albany Devils 56 29 18 3 6 67 0.598
Portland Pirates 56 21 26 2 7 51 0.455
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Scoring-Change

Scoring Changes

On Thursday, the AHL made the following scoring corrections.

Devils at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Mar. 1, 2014)

  • ALB #1 – Remove assist from 11-Zajac, add assist to 17-Timmins… Goal now reads: Sislo (Timmins, Larsson)
  • ALB #1 – Remove ALB on-ice #6, add ALB on-ice #9

Devils at Providence (Mar. 2, 2014)

  • ALB #1 – Remove assist from 14-Boucher, add assist to 19-Sislo… Goal now reads: Sestito (Sislo, Whitney)
  • ALB #2 – Remove assists from 16-McKelvie and 2-Helgeson… Goal now reads: Wohlberg (un)
Helgeson

Broadcast Adjustment

ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils broadcasts on April 4, 6 and 18 on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio have been preempted for New York Yankees baseball. In lieu of the three games, the Devils games on March 16, 19 and 30 will now be carried on “The Team.”

Fans can still follow all Devils games online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com.

Date Day Opponent Time Broadcast
Mar. 7 Fri. at Portland 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 8 Sat. at Hartford 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 9 Sun. at Worcester 3:00 pm AHL Live
Mar. 14 Fri. at Springfield 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 15 Sat. vs. Hartford 5:00 pm AHL Live
Mar. 16 Sun. vs. Syracuse 5:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 19 Wed. vs. Binghamton 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 22 Sat. at Syracuse 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 23 Sun. vs. WB/Scranton* 4:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 28 Fri. at Hershey 7:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Mar. 29 Sat. vs. Worcester 5:00 pm AHL Live
Mar. 30 Sun. vs. Binghamton 3:00 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Apr. 4 Fri. at Syracuse 7:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 5 Sat. at WB/Scranton 7:05 pm 104.5 / AHL Live
Apr. 6 Sun. at Adirondack 3:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 11 Fri. vs. Bridgeport 7:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 12 Sat. vs. Providence 5:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 13 Sun. vs. Syracuse 5:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 18 Fri. at Portland 7:00 pm AHL Live
Apr. 19 Sat. vs. Springfield 5:00 pm AHL Live

*Atlantic City

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