by Kevin Zalaznik // 3.16.2013 // Recap
SYRACUSE, NY —The Albany Devils three-game winning streak came to an end with a 6-2 setback against the Syracuse Crunch Saturday at War Memorial at OnCenter. Entering the night, the Devils had wins in seven and points in eight of their last nine outings.
Dan Kelly netted his second goal in four contests and Joe Whitney extended his scoring streak to six games. The duo capped the game’s scoring: Kelly at 8:00 of the third and Whitney at 12:38. David Wohlberg assisted on the first goal and Steve Zalewski and Matt Anderson helped on the second.
At the other end, Riku Helenius made 28 saves for his 15th victory.
Brett Connolly led Syracuse with two goals and two assists. His goals came at 6:08 of the first and on the power play at 9:57 of the second. Other Crunch scorers included Jean-Francois Cote at 6:38 and Richard Panik with the man advantage at 10:38 of the first. J.T. Brown scored at 7:22 of the second and Philip-Michael Devos followed at 9:11.
– The Devils moved to 27-21-1-10 overall and 16-10-1-4 on the road, while the Crunch improved to 37-17-3-5 and 13-9-3-3 at home.
– Dan Kelly, who scored last Saturday against Springfield, netted his second goal of the season and sixth of his three-year professional career. David Wohlberg was credited with the assist – his fourth of the year.
– With his team-leading 22nd goal, Joe Whitney extended his scoring streak to six games (6g-3a). He has 10 goals in the last 10 outings.
– Matt Anderson, who assisted on Whitney’s tally, moved his point streak to four games (4a). He leads the team with 27 assists and is second with 38 points.
Goaltenders: Scott Wedgewood, Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas, Dan Kelly, Jay Leach, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Jean-Sebastien Berube, Phil DeSimone, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, Chad Wiseman, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
The Devils complete their three-in-three road weekend with a 3 pm outing at Bridgeport tomorrow. Fans can follow the action on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio or online at ahllive.com.