Devils vs Hershey: Jan. 12 (4:00 pm)


Albany Devils vs. Springfield Falcons

Sunday, January 12, 2014
Boardwalk Hall | 4:00 pm

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — After wins at Springfield Friday (3-0) and against Manchester Saturday (5-2), the Albany Devils are looking to go three-for-three this weekend when they host the Hershey Bears for a 4 pm outing at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. The game is the first of four the Devils will play at the Jersey Shore this year.

– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference at 21-10-3-2 (45 pts.). The Bears are fourth in the East Division and tied for 10th in the conference at 16-13-3-3 (38 pts.). Albany is 12-5-2-0 at home, while Hershey is 5-7-2-0 on the road.

Scott Timmins and Adam Larsson are both coming off three point games. Timmins registered two goals and an assist against Manchester, while Larsson posted three helpers. Timmins has nine goals and 13 assists in 22 games. Larsson has four assists in just two games.

– With a goal Saturday, Joe Whitney moved into the second spot, tied with Matt Anderson (2010-13), in franchise history with 129 points. This season, Whitney is tied for fourth in the AHL with 34 points, backed by 14 goals and 20 assists.

– Hershey is coming off a 5-3 victory against Springfield Saturday at Giant Center. Nicolas Deschamps had a goal and an assist and David Leggio made 25 saves on 28 shots.

Brandon Segal leads the Bears with 27 points, including 10 goals and 17 assists. Deschamps is second with 22 points, backed by 11 tallies and 11 helpers.

Devils vs. Bears
Albany is on a three-game winning streak against Hershey, including a 6-4 victory at Boardwalk Hall on Feb. 24, 2013. The Devils are 7-14-0-1 all-time against the Bears with a 5-6-0-0 home mark and a 2-8-0-1 road record.

Last time out, the Devils earned a 5-3 win against the Bears on Mar. 29, 2013 at Times Union Center. Albany received two goals from Jay Leach and goals from Cam Janssen, Joe Whitney and Darcy Zajac. Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves on 31 shots. The two teams will meet again at Boardwalk Hall on Feb. 14 and at Giant Center Jan. 19 and Mar. 28.

Puck Drop
The Devils are 18-2-1-1 when scoring first, 14-1-0-1 when leading after the first period and 18-0-0-1 when leading after the second.

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