Here’s what you need to know for Monday.
Opener in the books
After a narrow two periods, the Albany Devils opened the game up and cruised to a 5-1 victory to begin the season Saturday at Adirondack. The big story of the game was newcomer Paul Thompson’s four goals, tying a franchise record.
Stefan Matteau also scored and Joe Whitney had three assists. In goal, Keith Kinkaid turned aside 34 shots for his 63rd career win.
Doors open to TUC
After traveling to Bridgeport Friday for a 7 pm game, the Devils open the doors to the Times Union Center against the Sound Tigers Saturday at 5:05 pm. The first 5,000 fans to arrive will receive a magnet schedule, courtesy of Albany Clothing and Promotions Co.
Additionally, Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s “Cash for Coats” launches at the game. Fans are encourage to make monetary donations to help provide winter clothing for children of the Capital Region.
NJ Devils off and running
New Jersey improved to 2-0-0 after a 5-1 win at Florida on Saturday. Former A-Devils Damon Severson and Eric Gelinas both made a difference. Severson netted his first career NHL goal and added an assist and Gelinas had a pair of assists.
Tuomo Ruutu, Martin Havlat, Mike Cammalleri and Ryane Clowe each had goals. Cory Schneider turned aside 28 of 29 shots.
About today’s image
Paul Thompson on the ice during Saturday’s game. He joined David Clarkson, Matt Halischuk, Tim Sestito, Chad Wiseman and Bobby Butler as AHL Devils to produce four goals in a single game.
Today’s Morning Skate was posted at 7:25 am
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