Devils vs Adirondack: Dec. 27 (7:00 pm)


Albany Devils vs Adirondack Phantoms

Friday, December 27, 2013
Times Union Center | 7:00 pm | Tickets

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ALBANY, NY – Winners of six of their last eight games, the Albany Devils begin their first three-in-three weekend of the year with a 7 pm contest against the Adirondack Phantoms Friday at Times Union Center.

– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and tied for fourth in the Eastern Conference at 17-8-2-1 (37 pts.). The Phantoms are third in the division and ninth in the conference at 14-12-0-2 (30 pts.). Albany is 9-4-1-0 at home, while Adirondack is 8-5-0-1 on the road.


Scott Timmins

– After missing 14 games, Scott Timmins returned to the lineup this past weekend. He registered an assist Saturday and a goal Sunday. Despite missing half of the season thus far, he ranks fourth on the team with 15 points, backed by six goals and nine assists. His 1.07 points-per-game average ranks first and his +6 rating is third.

Harri Pesonen led the Devils with three goals in two games last week. He registered his second-career multi-goal game, scoring two at Binghamton, and followed with a tally at Bridgeport. In 28 games, he has 14 points with five goals and nine assists. In 92 career AHL games, he has 45 points, including 19 goals and 26 helpers.

– Adirondack earned a 3-2 shootout win at Springfield Thursday. Kyle Flanagan scored in the ninth round of the shootout and Brandon Alderson and Brandon Manning scored during regulation.

Jason Akeson and Petr Straka lead the Phantoms with 22 and 15 points, respectively. Akeson has six goals and 16 helpers, while Straka has five tallies and 10 assists.

Devils vs. Phantoms Series
The Devils are 23-20-6-4 all-time against the Phantoms, including a 15-6-3-3 home mark and an 8-14-3-1 road record. This season, Albany claimed a 4-1 victory at Times Union Center on Oct. 14, but lost 3-1 at Glens Falls Civic Center on Nov. 2 and 2-0 at Times Union Center on Nov. 9. Most recently, the Devils defeated the Phantoms, 5-3, on the road on Nov. 23, but lost, 4-3, in overtime at home on Nov. 29.

Last time out, Phantoms defenseman Bruno Gervais scored a power-play goal 1:47 into overtime, spoiling the Devils comeback, 4-3. Reid Boucher scored with 4:34 remaining in regulation to force overtime. Harri Pesonen and Reece Scarlett also scored for Albany and Keith Kinkaid made 16 saves. After Friday, games between the two clubs at Times Union Center will be played on Jan. 25 and Feb. 15. Outings at Glens Falls Civic Center are on Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 21 and Apr. 6.

Puck Drop
Albany is on a four-game home winning streak and has earned at least one point in seven-straight games at Times Union Center. Their point streak is tied for the third longest in the AHL this season.

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