GLENS FALLS, NY – Coming off four wins last season at Glens Falls Civic Center, the Albany Devils continued their success with a 3-2 victory against the Adirondack Phantoms Saturday. The game was the Devils final preseason outing before beginning the regular season next weekend.
The Devils opened the scoring 7:42 into the contest when Burlon sent a pass from the defensive zone to the far blue line, springing Pesonen. After shedding a Phantoms defender, Pesonen went five hole on Cal Heeter.
Moments later Adirondack’s Brandon Manning scored on a one-timer high in the slot. The power-play goal came at 9:32.
A couple of carry-over penalties gave the Devils a man advantage early in the third. After the first infraction was served, Pesonen increased Albany’s lead 38 seconds into the period. He accepted a pass from Burlon and beat Heater short side along the ice.
At 6:24, Jason Akeson‘s clapper from the slot, concluded the scoring.
Albany was outshot 31-21 and went 1-6 on the power play, while Adirondack went 1-4.