BRIDGEPORT, CT – With a strong first period, the Albany Devils were able to defeat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-1, Saturday at Webster Bank Arena. The Devils improve their record to 34-25-1-1. The Sound Tigers move their record to 36-21-2-1.
John Quenneville got the Devils on the board first just 34 seconds into the first period on a power play tally over the glove hand of Bridgeport netminder Jaroslav Halak. Jacob MacDonald and Carter Camper were credited the two assists.
Petr Straka netted the Devils second goal at 16:37 of the first after walking into the zone and throwing one on net. Josh Jacobs picked up the lone assist. Greg Wolfe furthered the Devils lead to 3-1 at 17:48 of the period off a backhanded shot off a rebound from a Ryan Kujawinski shot. Rod Pelley picked up the second assist.
After a scoreless second period, Wolfe was able to break out of the zone and poke the puck ahead to Brian Gibbons who had a breakaway goal at 15:57 of the third period to solidify the Devils 4-1 victory.
Eamon McAdam replaced Halak at the beginning of the second period for the remainder of the game.
McAdam faced 14 shots, stopping 13 of them. Halak turned aside 4 of the 7 shots he faced and moves his record to 15-5-3. Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood stopped 25 of 26 shots and improves his record to 13-10-2.
The Devils will return home to Times Union Center Friday to face off against the Springfield Thunderbirds at 7 pm.