Albany Devils vs. Adirondack Phantoms
Monday, October 14, 2013
Times Union Center | 2:00 pm | Tickets
• Free admission for kids 13-and-under
ALBANY, NY – Round one of the 12-part series between the Albany Devils and the Adirondack Phantoms takes place Monday at Times Union Center at 2 pm. The Devils are looking for their second-consecutive victory after defeating the Utica Comets, 3-2, Saturday.
– The Devils are tied for fourth in the Northeast Division and tied for 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 1-1-0-0 (2 pts.) record. The Phantoms are third in the division and tied for eighth in the conference with a 1-1-0-1 (3 pts.) mark.
– Jon Merrill, Scott Timmins and Joe Whitney each have three points after two games. Merrill produced three assists during the season opening contest at Hartford on Oct. 6. Scott Timmins scored at Hartford and added a pair of helpers Saturday. Whitney posted a goal and an assist on Oct. 6 and netted the game winning goal Saturday.
– Adirondack is coming off a 3-2 loss against Hartford Saturday. Mark Alt and Ben Holmstrom helped the Phantoms jump out to a 2-1 advantage before the Wolf Pack scored late in the second and early in the third to secure the one-goal lead.
About the Series
The Devils are 21-18-5-4 all-time against the Phantoms, including a 14-5-2-3 home record. Last season, Albany went 8-3-0-1 against Adirondack, losing the final matchup on Apr. 21. During that game, Harri Pesonen and Mike Hoeffel both scored, while Adirondack’s Blake Kessel registered a pair of goals and was a plus-2.
The Devils and Phantoms will meet 12 times this season. After Monday, games at Times Union Center will be played on Nov. 9, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 25 and Feb. 15. Outings at Glens Falls Civic Center are on Nov. 2, Nov. 23, Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 21 and Apr. 6.
Head Coach Rick Kowalsky hinted last week that goaltender Scott Wedgewood would get the start Monday. Wedgewood made two appearances against the Phantoms last year, making 42 saves on 44 shots.