VOORHEES, N.J. – Mike Sislo and David Wohlberg both contributed two goals, helping the Albany Devils to a 5-3 victory in the preseason opener against the Adirondack Phantoms Tuesday at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. Raman Hrabarenka had a goal and an assist and Brandon Burlon and Harri Pesonen both posted a pair of helpers.
Keith Kinkaid and Scott Wedgewood shared goaltending responsibilities and combined for 45 saves on 48 shots.
Sislo capped a Devils’ three-goal sprint during the first eight minutes of play. His goal came at 7:41 and was preceded by goals from Hrabarenka at 2:10 and Wohlberg at 4:07.
Danny Syvret got the Phantoms on the board at 14:35 while working with a two-man advantage. However, Sislo opened the second period with a tally at 1:04.
From there, the teams exchanged goals. Adirondack’s Matthew Ford made the score 4-2 at 13:16 and Wohlberg responded at 17:44 with a shorthanded tally. Adirondack’s Tye McGinn concluded the scoring with a power-play goal at 15:06 of the third.
The Devils exhibition schedule continues Wednesday with a 7 p.m. contest against the Connecticut Whale Champions Skating Center (Cromwell, Conn.).
Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly, Jay Leach, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom.
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Alexandre Carrier, Phil DeSimone, Mike Hoeffel, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg, Harry Young, Darcy Zajac
1st Period: 1, Albany, Hrabarenka 1 (Pesonen), 2:10 (PP). 2, Albany, Wohlberg 1 (Pesonen, Hrabarenka), 4:07. 3, Albany, Sislo 2 (DeSimone, Hoeffel), 7:41. 4, Adirondack, Syvret 1 (Manning, Brown), 14:35 (PP).
2nd Period: 5, Albany, Sislo 3 (Burlon), 1:04. 6, Adirondack, Ford 1 (Manning, Couturier), 13:16. 7, Albany, Wohlberg 2 (Burlon), 17:44 (SH). Penalties-Bourdon Adk (hooking), 9:53; Wohlberg Alb (interference), 15:33; Zajac Alb (boarding), 15:55.
3rd Period: 8, Adirondack, McGinn 1 (Couturier, Manning), 15:06 (PP). Penalties-DeSimone Alb (hooking), 0:11; Leach Alb (slashing), 3:29; McKelvie Alb (closing hand on puck), 13:19.