Devils at Binghamton: Dec. 21 (7:05 pm)


Albany Devils at Binghamton Senators

Saturday, December 21, 2013
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena | 7:05 pm

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BINGHAMTON, NY – Coming off a franchise-record sixth-straight victory, the Albany Devils travel to face the Binghamton Senators Saturday (7:05 pm) at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Devils have reached the 17-win plateau faster (26 games) than any other team in club history. The 2009-10 team won its 17th contest during its 31st outing.

– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 17-7-1-1 (36 pts.). The Senators are second in the East Division and tied for fifth in the conference at 15-9-0-3 (33 pts.).


Reece Scarlett

– Albany has at least one power-play goal during the last 11 games, operating at 14.6 percent (19-60). The team ranks eighth in the AHL at 21.1 percent (28-133). Reece Scarlett leads the team with four power-play goals and Joe Whitney is first with 13 power-play points.

– The Devils signed Artem Demkov to a Professional Tryout agreement on Dec. 4 and then inked him to a Standard Player Contract on Dec. 13. This season, the Belarusian has registered three goals, two assists and a shootout tally in five games.

– Binghamton, which earned a 5-2 win at Syracuse Friday, ended a seven-game losing streak. Goaltender Nathan Lawson made 18 saves and Chris Wideman registered three assists.

Mike Hoffman and Stephane Da Costa lead the Senators with 29 and 23 points, respectively. Hoffman has 13 goals and 16 assists, while Da Costa has seven goals and 16 assists.

Devils vs. Senators Series
The Devils are 15-12-1-1 all-time against the Senators, including an 8-5-0-1 home mark and a 7-7-1-0 road record. Albany, which went 3-4-0-1 against Binghamton last year, is 1-0-0-0 against the Senators this season. Last time out, Keith Kinkaid made 37 saves, including 14 in overtime, helping the Devils to a 3-2 shootout win on Dec. 7 at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Joe Whitney and Artem Demkov both scored in the shootout. Harri Pesonen and Mike Sislo both scored and Kelly Zajac had two assists during regulation.

Other meetings between the two teams this season include contests at Times Union Center on Jan. 26, Mar. 19 and Mar. 30 and at the Broome Country Veterans Memorial Arena on Jan. 24.

Puck Drop
The Devils are 14-1-0-0 when scoring first, 12-0-0-0 when leading after the first period and 14-0-0-0 when leading after the second.

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