ALBANY, NY — Max Novak and Brian Gibbons both scored, but the Albany Devils suffered a 4-2 loss against the Providence Bruins Monday at Times Union Center. The loss came during the teams’ first game back from the Holiday Break and the Devils move to 16-13-0-1, while the Bruins improve to 16-7-4-3.
Novak opened the scoring at 1:09 of the second with the Devils’ third shorthanded goal of the season. Kevin Rooney made his way into the offensive zone, forced a turnover and found an open Novak in front for his third tally.
Colby Cave added an empty-net goal at 19:03 for good measure.
In between the pipes, Ken Appleby made 29 saves and McIntyre turned aside 24 shots to stay perfect at 9-0-0-0.
The Devils return to Times Union Center for a 7 pm puck drop Friday against the Toronto Marlies.