by Dan St-Jacques // 4.14.2013 // Recap
ALBANY, NY – For the first time this season, the Albany Devils failed to earn a point when leading after two periods. David Wohlberg and Mike Sislo’s goals led to a 2-1 Albany advantage after the second, but a pair of Rochester American tallies in the third period resulted in a 3-2 setback.
Wohlberg’s goal was his third of the season, while Sislo’s was his 12th. Eric Gelinas, Mattias Tedenby, Joe Whitney and Jon Merrill each notched assists. In goal, Jeff Frazeemade 33 saves on 36 attempts.
Girgensons put the Americans ahead 1-0 at 14:05 of the first with a power-play goal, but the Devils responded with two goals of their own. Wohlberg collected a rebound on a shot from Gelinas and fought off the Rochester defenseman beating Hackett with a falling-down backhand. Sislo’s one-timer, while on the power play, on a cross-ice feed from Whitney put the Devils ahead 2-1 at 14:27.
McCormick brought the game level again at 2:05 of the third, scoring from just outside the crease and Mancari’s power-play goal at 11:06 stood as the game winner.
Notes & Numbers
– The Devils moved to 29-31-1-12 on the season, while the Americans improved to 41-29-3-1.
– With an assist on Sislo’s goal, Whitney registered his team-leading 50th point. The left-winger is now tied with Matt Taormina (2009-10) and Adam Henrique (2010-11) for seventh on the franchise’s single-season point list.
– Sislo netted his 12th goal and his second power-play tally. He ranks fifth among active Devils with 24 points.
– All three of Wohlberg’s goals this season have come during his last nine games. He scored at Binghamton on Mar. 22, at Bridgeport on Mar. 24 and tonight.
Goaltenders: Jeff Frazee, Scott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson, Jay Leach, Jon Merrill, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Reid Boucher, Phil DeSimone, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac
The last weekend of the regular season begins Friday when the Devils host Connecticut at 7 pm.