DEVILS DROP DECISION TO PHANTOMS

by Kevin Zalaznik // 2.15.2013 // Recap

GLENS FALLS, NY – The Albany Devils three-game winning streak at Glens Falls Civic Center came to an end with a 4-2 loss against the Adirondack Phantoms Friday. Despite the setback, the Devils still own the Time Warner Cable Cup with a 6-2-0-1 overall record against their Northway rival this season.

Chris McKelvie and Harri Pesonen both netted goals and Dan Kelly supplied a season-high two assists. Tim Sestito also registered a helper. In goal, Jeff Frazee made 27 stops on 30 tries.

The Phantoms received scoring from Andrew JohnstonBrandon Manning,  Rob Bordson and Eric Wellwood. Between the pipes, Scott Munroe posted his 11th victory by stopping 31 shots on 33 attempts.

An action-packed first period carried the majority of the scoring. Johnston gave Adirondack a short-lived 1-0 lead at 1:50. His tally was followed by a shorthanded goal by McKelvie 39 seconds later at 2:19 with the help of Zajac and Kelly.

The Phantoms answered less than two minutes later at 3:38 thanks to Manning’s power-play tally. Pesonen pulled the score even, scoring off a rebound at 6:42 with assists going to Sestito and Kelly. Before the end of the period, Rob Bordson gave the Phantoms a 3-2 lead at 11:13.

Wellwood concluded the scoring with an empty-net goal with 1:15 remaining in regulations.

Albany, which owned a 33-31 shots advantage, was 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill.

Game Notes 
– The Devils move to 20-18-1-8, while the Phantoms improve to 20-24-2-1.

– Chris McKelvie’s shorthanded goal was Albany’s seventh of the season and first since Darcy Zajac scored with the man down against Adirondack on Jan. 26. It marked McKelvie’s second goal on the year.

– Harri Pesonen netted his 10th goal, giving him 21 points. He is tied for second among active Devils for goals and fifth for points.

– Dan Kelly registered two assists for the third time in his career — Mar. 2, 2012 vs. BRI and Mar. 1, 2011 at BNG.

– Mattias Tedenby returned to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 12. He missed 13 game due to a New Jersey recall and a lower-body injury. Tedenby, who left in the third after being hit up high, had entered the game with six points (4g-2a) in his last four AHL contests.

– Jeff Frazee, who supplied 20 minutes of relief Wednesday, made his 17th start.

Lineup 
Goaltenders: Jeff FrazeeKeith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Brandon BurlonEric GelinasRaman HrabarenkaDan KellyCorbin McPhersonAlexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt AndersonCam JanssenAndrei LoktionovChris McKelvieHarri PesonenTim SestitoMattias TedenbyJoe WhitneyChad WisemanDavid WohlbergDarcy ZajacSteve Zalewski

Next up
The Devils welcome the Binghamton Senators to the Times Union Center Sunday at 3 pm. Fans can take advantage of the “Dunkin’ Donuts Family 4 Pack” and receive four tickets, four hats and a $10 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.

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