Devils Open With A Loss
BINGHAMTON, NY — The Albany Devils began the 2015-16 season with a 4-1 loss against the Binghamton Senators Saturday at Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena. Binghamton used a pair of goals in a 5:03 span to spoil Albany’s first game.
Greening opened the scoring, deflecting Patrick Mullen’s point shot out of midair at 9:48 while on the power play.
Albany answered with its own man-up tally minutes later when Blandisi attempted a pass through the crease to Jim O’Brien. The puck caromed off a Senators stick and over the goalline at 13:46.
In the second, Tobias Lindberg setup O’Dell with a backdoor pass on an odd-man rush at 18:37. Dziurzynski added to the lead with a wrister from the high slot at 3:40 of the third period.
O’Dell scored again from Lindberg at 10:33.
Next up, the Devils travel to face the Toronto Marlies for back-to-back 3 pm games next Saturday and Sunday. Fans can follow the action online at ahllive.com
• Game Notes
Eight players made their A-Devils debut: Joseph Blandisi, Blake Coleman, Yann Danis, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Ryan Kujawinski, Jim O’Brien, Blake Pietila, Corey Tropp. Of that group, Blandisi, Coleman, Kujawinski and Pietila are rookies … Blandisi registered his first career goal; Gragnani posted his first point as a Devil … Albany went 1-6 on the power-play; Binghamton was 1-4 … The Devils are now 2-7-1-0 all-time on Opening Day, including a 1-3-1-0 road record.