Albany Devils vs. Springfield Falcons
Friday, January 10, 2014
MassMutual Center | 7:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Albany Devils and the Springfield Falcons are meeting for the third time in the last eight days with a 7 pm outing at MassMutual Center. Springfield won the previous two games (4-3 in OT on Jan. 3 and 3-2 on Jan. 7). The second-place Devils are chasing the first-place Falcons in the Northeast Division by 11 points. Albany is 1-2-1-0 against Springfield this season.
– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference at 19-10-3-2 (43 pts.). The Falcons are first in the division and first in the conference at 25-5-1-3 (52 pts.). Albany is 8-5-1-2 on the road, while Springfield is 13-3-0-1 at home.
– In just four AHL games this season, Mattias Tedenby has produced six points with five goals and an assist. The Devils winger participated in a two-game AHL conditioning stint, playing on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14. New Jersey returned him on loan on Jan. 4. In 88 career AHL games, Tedenby has 50 points with 24 goals and 26 helpers.
– With the help of 17 points in the last 18 games, Kelly Zajac is second among active Devils with 19 points. He has points in 12 of those 18 games, producing two goals and 15 helpers.
– A pair of Falcons defensemen, Cody Goloubef and Frederic St. Denis, were named to the AHL’s roster for the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic. In 34 games, Goloubeg has 15 points (4g-11a), while St. Denis has 21 points (8g-13a).
Devils vs. Falcons Series
The Devils and Falcons are meeting for 57th time. The Devils are 27-23-2-4 overall with a 13-11-2-3 home mark and a 14-12-0-1 road record. Albany is 5-3-1-1 during the last eight meetings, including a 1-2-1-0 record this season. Albany and Springfield will meet again at MassMutual Center on Feb. 4 and Mar. 14 and at Times Union Center on Apr. 19.
Last time out, Mattias Tedenby scored a pair of goals, but the Falcons used a three-goal first period to help them to a 3-2 victory against the Devils Tuesday at Times Union Center. Kelly Zajac setup both of Tedenby’s tallies and Keith Kinkaid made 18 stops.
Since the beginning of the new calendar year, the Devils have added three first-round draft picks (Adam Larsson, Stefan Matteau, Mattias Tedenby) and a third-round selection (Alexander Urbom).