by Dan St-Jacques // 4.7.2013 // Recap
ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils managed to move one point closer to a playoff position with a 3-2 shootout loss against the Rochester Americans Sunday at Times Union Center.
After a scoreless first, Boucher opened the scoring off a cross-ice feed from Steve Zalewski at 17:02 of the second. Berube doubled Albany’s lead at 2:54 of the third with a wrist shot that found its way past Rochester netminder Matt Hackett, who made 39 saves on 41 shots.
The Devils, who outshot the Americans 9-1 in overtime, couldn’t find the back of the net in the shootout. Rochester’s Johan Larsson, Corey Tropp and Colin Jacobs all converted during the team’s second straight shootout win.
Notes & Numbers
– Albany moved to 29-28-1-12 (71 pts.) with the loss, while Rochester improved to 39-27-3-1. With a Hershey loss on Sunday, the Devils are now four points back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
– Since signing an amateur tryout agreement on Mar. 29, Reid Boucher has registered three goals and five points in five games.
– Steve Zalewski and Joe Whitney assisted on Boucher’s tally. Zalewski is now tied with Matt Anderson for the team lead with 29 assists and he is third with 39 points. Whitney registered his team-leading 49th point, which is tied for ninth most in franchise history.
– Jean-Sebastien Berube netted his first goal of the season and second of his career. His last goal came on Jan. 7, 2012 at Norfolk.
Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Jeff Frazee
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Dan Kelly, Jay Leach, Corbin McPherson, Jon Merrill, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Jean-Sebastien Berube, Reid Boucher, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
After a four day hiatus, the Devils return to action Friday with a 7:05 pm contest at Binghamton. Fans can follow the action ahllive.com.