Devils at Bridgeport: Dec. 22 (3:00 pm)


Albany Devils at Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Webster Bank Arena | 3:00 pm

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BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Albany Devils last regulation loss came at Springfield, 3-2, on Nov. 21. Since then, the team has registered a point in nine-straight games, which is tied with Abbotsford for the longest stretch in the AHL this season. The Devils will try and rebound after having their franchise-record six-game winning streak halted Saturday at Binghamton. Albany travels to face Bridgeport Sunday at Webster Bank Arena (3 pm).

– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 17-7-2-1 (37 pts.). The Sound Tigers are fourth in the East Division and tied for 13th in the conference at 11-14-1-3 (26 pts.). Albany is 8-3-1-1 on the road, while Bridgeport is 4-7-0-3 at home.

– Raman Hrabrenka is on an eight-game point streak, producing three goals and seven assists. His point streak is tied for third longest in franchise history alongside Niklas Bergfors (Feb. 14-Feb. 27, 2009). Hrabarenka, who was reassigned to Albany from Elmira on Nov. 5, has 13 points (3g-10a) in 16 games this season.

Scott Wedgewood has won his last three starts, improving his record to 6-4-0. In 10 games, he has a 2.95 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage.

– Bridgeport lost, 2-1, against Manchester Friday. Scooter Vaughan scored his first career goal and Anders Nilsson made 25 saves on 27 shots.

– Rookie Anders Lee is the Sound Tigers active leader with 23 points. He has 11 goals and 12 assists in 29 games. Mike Halmo is next with 20 points, backed by 11 tallies and nine helpers.

Devils vs. Sound Tigers Series
The Devils are 17-21-3-5 all-time against the Sound Tigers, including a 14-7-1-2 home mark and a 3-14-2-3 road record. This season, Albany is 4-0-0-0. These two teams met for a pair of games last week. Albany won 3-0 Tuesday at Webster Bank Arena and 6-1 Friday at Times Union Center. During the first outing, Keith Kinkaid stopped all 22 shots and Joe Whitney potted a goal and added two helpers. During the second meeting, Mattias Tedenby registered two goals and an assist and Kinkaid made 23 saves on 24 shots.

Other meetings between the two teams this season include contests at Times Union Center on Jan. 31 and Apr. 11. Games at Webster Bank Arena are on Dec. 29, Feb. 8 and Feb. 16.

Puck Drop
The Devils will try to continue their success away from Times Union Center. The team has won eight of its last 11 contests, including six of its last eight. On the road, the Devils have earned 18 points with an 8-3-1-1 record and are outscoring opponents 38-30.

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