Albany Devils at Hartford Wolf Pack
Sunday, October 6, 2013
XL Center | 3 pm
HARTFORD, CT – For the first time in four years, the Albany Devils begin on the road with a 3 pm outing against the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at XL Center. The Devils will try and reverse their season-opener fortune after going 0-5-1-1 during their last seven tries. The team last opened on the road in 2009-10, losing 4-3 in overtime at Bridgeport.
– Last year, the Devils finished fourth in the Northeast Division and 12th in the Eastern Conference with a 31-32-1-12 record (75 pts). The Wolf Pack (or the former Connecticut Whale) finished second in the division and ninth in the conference at 35-32-6-3 (79 pts.).
- Joe Whitney returns for his third season with the Devils after leading the team in scoring the past two years. As a rookie in 2011-12, he registered 44 points (15g-29a). In 2012-13, he totaled 51 points (26g-25a).
- Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood make up Albany’s goaltending tandem. Kinkaid is coming off a 21-17-6 mark with a 2.72 goals against average last season. Wedgewood appeared in five AHL contests, going 2-2-0 with a 3.47 goals-against mark.
- During the 2012-13 season, the Devils went 4-1-0-1, including three wins at XL Center, against the New York Rangers AHL affiliate.
April 19, 2013: Albany (3) vs. Connecticut (2)
With 4:59 remaining in regulation, Joe Whitney chipped in a rebound goal, helping the Devils to a 3-2 victory at Times Union Center. Harri Pesonen registered a pair of tallies andKeith Kinkaid made 21 saves.
The Devils and Wolf Pack will meet eight times this season, including outings at Times Union Center on Oct. 25, Nov. 20, Dec. 14 and Mar. 15. Games at XL Center will be played on Nov. 15, Feb. 1 and Mar. 8.