Devils at Hartford: Nov. 15 (7:00 pm)

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Albany Devils at Hartford Wolf Pack
Friday, November 15, 2013
XL Center | 7:00 pm


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HARTFORD, CT – The Albany Devils will try and build off Monday’s 5-2 victory when they travel to face divisional rival, the Hartford Wolf Pack, Friday at XL Center (7 pm). Only one point separates these two clubs in the standings and Albany is 1-1-0-0 against Hartford this year.

Notables
– The Devils are fourth in the Northeast Division and tied for 10th in the Eastern Conference at 7-6-0-1 (15 pts.). The Wolf Pack are tied for second in the division and tied for seventh in the conference at 7-5-0-2 (16 pts.). Albany is 3-2-0-1 on the road, while Hartford is 4-2-0-1 at home.

– Albany is the eighth least penalized team in the AHL, averaging 15.43 minutes per game.

Rod Pelley netted his first goal of the season and added an assist Monday. The Devils captain has appeared in 225 career AHL games, posting 38 goals and 45 assists for 83 points.

– Hartford is coming off an 8-5 loss and a 6-0 setback during a home-and-home series with Providence Friday and Sunday.

– Defenseman Aaron Johnson leads Hartford with 16 points with three goals and a team-high 13 assists. Danny Kristo is second with 14 points with a team-best eight goals and six assists.

Devils vs. Wolf Pack Series
Friday’s contest will be the 47th meeting between the two teams. The Devils are 24-17-2-3 all-time against the Wolf Pack, including a 12-8-1-2 home mark and 12-9-1-1 road record. This season, Albany is 1-1-0-0 against Hartford. Albany and Hartford will meet again at Times Union Center on Nov. 20, Dec. 14 and Mar. 15. Games at XL Center will be played on Feb. 1 and Mar. 8.

Last time out, a three goal second period paced the Devils to a 4-3 win at Times Union Center on Oct. 26. Albany exchanged goals with Hartford in the opening frame with the help of Mike Hoeffel’s first goal of the season. Stefan Matteau, Jon Merrill and Scott Timmins each scored in the second and Scott Wedgewood finished the contest with 23 saves.

Puck Drop
The Devils are 6-1-0-0 when scoring first, while the Wolf Pack are 4-2-1-0.

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