Devils Drop Heated Contest 3-1
ST. JOHN’S, NL – In a penalty-filled game, the St. John’s IceCaps prevailed, 3-1, against the Albany Devils Friday at Mile One Centre. The two teams, who share real estate in the North Division, combined for 26 infractions and 114 penalty minutes – 22 and 106 of which came during the second period.
The loss moves the Devils to 33-15-8-0, while the IceCaps improve to 25-23-7-3.
The majority of the scoring also came in the middle frame. The IceCaps netted all three of their goals during a one minute and 44 second span. Charles Hudon opened the scoring at 5:03, scoring off a rebound with the man advantage.
Then Ranger and McNally capitalized on a pair of Albany miscues that sent them into the offensive zone. Ranger found the net at 5:52 and McNally followed at 6:46.
The Devils broke through on a power play in the third period. Blake Pietila scored his seventh goal of the season, sending in a rebound on rush which included Max Novak and Reece Scarlett. The tally came at 5:03.
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The two teams meet again Saturday for a 6 pm (ET) puck drop at Mile One Centre. The game will be streamed online at ahllive.com and broadcast on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.
Photo: Colin Peddle/IceCapsAHL