Albany Devils vs. Manchester Monarchs
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Times Union Center | 5:00 pm | Tickets
ALBANY, NY – The Devils play the first- and second-place teams in the Eastern Conference on consecutive nights. Albany already defeated first-place Springfield, 3-0, Friday and now host second-place Manchester at Times Union Center Saturday at 5 pm. The game is part of “GE Kids In Free Day” with free admission for all children 12-and-under.
– The Devils are second in the Northeast Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference at 20-10-3-2 (45 pts.). The Monarchs are first in the Atlantic Division and second in the conference at 24-9-2-4 (54 pts.). Albany is 11-5-2-0 at home, while Manchester is 12-5-1-3 on the road.
– In his 19th career AHL appearance, Scott Wedgewood posted his first career shutout with 21 saves at Springfield Friday. This season, he has played 14 games, going 7-6-1 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. For his career, he is 9-8-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .888 save percentage.
– Captain Rod Pelley had a goal and an assist during Friday’s victory. He now has six goals three assists for the season, bringing his career totals to 44 goals and 47 helpers.
Devils vs. Monarch Series
Saturday’s meeting will be the 47th all-time meeting between the Devils and Monarchs. The Devils are 20-21-2-3 overall with a 7-13-2-1 home mark and a 13-8-0-2 road record. Manchester won both meetings last season. Albany and Manchester will meet again on Feb. 9 at Verizon Wireless Arena.
In a game that included 11 goals, including six in the third period, the Devils fell short, 7-4, during their last meeting against the Monarchs on Jan. 11, 2013 at Verizon Wireless Arena. The Devils attempted to erase a three-goal deficit in the third by scoring three goals, but the Monarchs withstood the charge. Harri Pesonen posted a goal and an assist. Mattias Tedenby also scored and Joe Whitney supplied an assist.
The Devils are 12-6-3-1 when outshooting opponents this season and 18-9-3-2 when allowing fewer than 30 shots.