CLOSING OUT THE WEEKEND

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 GelinasMattias TedenbyJoe Whitney and Jon Merrill each notched assists. In goal, Jeff Frazeemade 33 saves on 36 attempts.

Rochester’s Zemgus GirgensonsCody McCormick and Mark Mancari all contributed goals and netminder Matt Hackett made 36 saves on 38 shots.

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.

Lineup
Goaltenders: Jeff FrazeeScott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Brandon BurlonEric GelinasSeth HelgesonJay LeachJon MerrillAlexander Urbom
Forwards: Reid BoucherPhil DeSimoneMike HoeffelCam JanssenChris McKelvieHarri PesonenTim SestitoMike SisloMattias TedenbyJoe WhitneyDavid WohlbergDarcy Zajac

Next Up 
The last weekend of the regular season begins Friday when the Devils host Connecticut at 7 pm.

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