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Former A-Devil Adam Henrique Named NHL’s Third Star

Adam Henrique, who has played 92 games with Albany since 2010, was named the NHL’s third star of the week.

“Henrique tallied a League-leading five goals last week, powering the Devils (28-24-13) to two wins in three starts. Henrique notched one goal in a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings Mar. 4, scored twice in a 7-4 loss to Detroit Mar. 7 and finished the week recording a pair of goals in a 5-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes Mar. 8. Henrique’s two-goal performance extended his goal streak to six games, during which he’s tallied nine times. The only player with a longer goal streak in the League this season is Anaheim’s Corey Perry, who scored in seven consecutive games from Nov. 29 to Dec. 11. The 24-year-old Brantford, Ont., native leads the Devils in goals with a career-high 23 in 65 games.” — NHL Press Release

During his time in the AHL, Henrique totaled 59 points with 30 goals and 29 assists. During his rookie campaign in 2010-11 he finished sixth among rookies with 50 points, producing 25 goals and 25 assists in 73 games.

Kinkaid

What 2 Watch 4: Mar. 10-16

What 2 Watch 4

1

After earning three-out-of-six points this past weekend, the Albany Devils are in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings at 30-19-3-7 (70 pts.). With 17 games remaining, the team is two points behind fifth-place Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and three points ahead of ninth-place Hershey.

2

This week’s opponents have a combined winning percentage of .534. The Devils conclude their five game road trip Friday against second-place Springfield (36-18-1-5, 78 pts.) at 7 pm. Albany returns to Times Union Center Saturday against 12th-place Hartford (25-28-0-6, 56 pts.) at 5 pm and Sunday against 13th-place Syracuse (23-26-4-5, 55 pts.) at 5 pm.

3

Fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to Saturday’s game and portions of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Mohawk & Hudson Humane Society. Tickets are $13 for individuals and $5 for their dogs, with $5 being donated to the Humane Society. To participate in “Pucks ‘N’ Paws,” fans can purchase tickets by contacting the Devils Executive Office at (518) 433-8457 or by visiting thealbanydevils.com/paws.

4

The Devils registered their 30th victory faster than any other team in franchise history. They hit the plateau during their 57th game — a 4-3 shootout win Friday at Portland. Previously, the 2009-10 squad registered their 30th victory during its 58th contest.

5

All three of this week’s games can be streamed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com. Additionally, Friday and Sunday’s outings can be heard on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.
Pesonen,-Harri

Devils Secure Point, Fall In Shootout

WORCESTER, MA — Harri Pesonen’s goal in the closing minutes secured a point for the Albany Devils, who fell 4-3 in a shootout against the Worcester Sharks Sunday at DCU Center. Albany erased a two goal deficit in the third period only to be bested 2-1 in the penalty shot session.

The Devils exit their three-in-three weekend with three more points and a 30-19-3-7 record. The Sharks registered the third win of their three-game set and move to 27-27-3-1.

(VIEW: Complete gamesheet)

The goaltending mat cup included two former Union College teammates. Keith Kinkaid made 23 saves, including three in overtime, while Worcester’s Troy Grosenick made 37 saves.

Offensively, Reid Boucher netted his 16th goal of the season and David Wohlberg potted his fourth. Pesonen’s tally was his ninth on the year. For Worcester, Marek Viedensky, Rylan Schwartz and John McCarthy each scored.

Albany trailed 2-0 after Viedensky scored at 16:21 of the first and Schwartz followed at 8:52 of the second. Boucher got the Devils on the board off Mattias Tedenby’s rebound at 16:34.

McCarthy made it 3-1 at 3:16 of the third period, but Wohlberg closed the game from Rod Pelley and Corbin McPherson at 5:26.

Harri Pesonen

From there, the Devils offense, which averaged just over 37 shots-per-game for the weekend, was running on all cylinders. Pesonen finally netted the equalizer from Mike Sislo and Tim Sestito at 14:24.

In the shootout, Worcester’s Daniil Tarasov scored in the first round and Sislo tied the score in the third round. Having elected to shoot second, the Sharks found the winner off Freddie Hamilton stick in the fifth and final round.

Next up, the Devils travel to face the Springfield Falcons Friday at MassMutual Center. The 7 pm game can be streamed online at ahllive.com and can be heard on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.

Highlights

Lineup

Goaltenders: Scott Wedgewood, Keith Kinkaid

Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Seth Helgeson, Raman Hrabarenka, Adam Larsson, Corbin McPherson, 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

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Devils at Worcester: Mar. 9 (3:00 pm)

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• Twitter: @albanydevils, #AlbWor


Storyline

The Devils three-in-three road weekend comes to an end Sunday with a 3 pm outing against the Sharks at DCU Center. The Devils are 1-1 so far this weekend, while the Sharks are 2-0. Albany has drifted to eighth place in the Eastern Conference after Saturday’s 4-3 loss at Hartford. However, the Devils, whose winning percentage ranks sixth in the conference, do have a few games in hand on teams ahead of them in the standings.

A goal against the Wolf Pack Saturday secured Joe Whitney‘s second straight 20-goal season. The third-year-pro netted a career-high 26 tallies last season.

Mike Sislo, who also scored Saturday, is a goal away from equalling Whitney’s team-leading mark. Sislo has registered a career-best 19 goals in 47 contests.


Tale of the Tape

Record
30-19-3-6
26-27-3-1
Goals For
171
139
Goals Against
154
175

Players To Watch

Joe Whitney/LW
20g-25a

Mike Sislo/RW
19g-14a

Freddie Hamilton/C
18g-16a

Daniil Tarasov/RW
13g-13a


Devils vs. Sharks Series

Sunday’s meeting will be the first of two between Albany and Worcester this season and the 51st meeting all-time. The Devils are 25-21-3-1 overall with a 13-10-1-1 home record and a 12-11-2-0 road performance. Last season, Albany won both games (4-0 and 4-1).

The clubs last met on Jan. 12, 2013 at Times Union Center. After Worcester jumped out to an early lead, the Devils scored four-straight goals en route to a 4-1 victory. Mattias TedenbyEric Gelinas and Darcy Zajac were among Albany’s goal scorers. In goal, Keith Kinkaid made 16 saves on 17 shots.

The teams will meet again on Mar. 29 at Times Union Center.


Record Breakdown

Team GP W L OTL SL PTS PCT
Albany Devils 58 30 19 3 6 69 0.595
Worcester Sharks 57 26 27 3 1 56 0.491
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