Devils at Adirondack: Jan. 4 (7:00 pm)


Albany Devils vs. Adirondack Phantoms

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Glens Falls Civic Center | 7:00 pm

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GLENS FALLS, NY – The Albany Devils and the Adirondack Phantoms renew the Northway Rivalry with a 7 pm contest Saturday at Glens Falls Civic Center. The Devils, who have points in four-straight games, will try and rebound after a 4-3 loss against the Springfield Falcons Friday at Times Union Center.

– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 19-8-3-2 (43 pts.). The Phantoms are third in the division and eighth in the conference at 17-13-0-2 (36 pts.). Albany is 8-4-1-2 on the road, while Adirondack is 9-7-0-1 at home.


Rod Pelley

Rod Pelley is gearing up to play in his 500th professional game. During his eight-year career, he has appeared in 242 career AHL contests, producing 87 points with 42 goals and 45 assists. Additionally, he has logged 256 career NHL games with 29 points, including nine goals and 20 helpers.

Kelly Zajac had a goal and an assist Friday against the Falcons. For the season, he is fifth on the squad with 17 points, backed by three goals and 14 assists.

– Adirondack is coming off a 1-0 overtime victory against Hershey Friday. Jason Akeson scored 51 seconds into overtime. Cal Heeter made 29 saves.

– Akeson leads the Phantoms with 25 points with eight goals and 17 helpers. Defenseman Brandon Manning is second with 16 points, including five goals and 11 assists.

Devils vs. Phantoms Series
The Devils are 24-20-6-4 all-time against the Phantoms, including a 16-6-3-3 home mark and an 8-14-3-1 road record. Saturday’s meeting will be the seventh of 12 between the two clubs this season and Albany is 3-2-1-0.

Last time out, Keith Kinkaid made 19 saves and Scott Timmins and Chris McKelvie both scored, leading the Devils to a 2-0 win against the Phantoms Friday at Times Union Center. Timmins opened the scoring at 6:10 of the first period and McKelvie sealed the win with an empty-net goal with 3.7 seconds remaining. After Friday, games between the two clubs at Times Union Center will be played on Jan. 25 and Feb. 15. Outings at Glens Falls Civic Center are on Jan. 18, Feb. 21 and Apr. 6.

Puck Drop
The Devils have points in 11 of their last 13 divisional games, improving their overall record to 12-5-2-1 against the Northeast Division.

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