Albany Devils vs Norfolk Admirals
Friday, November 1, 2013
Times Union Center | 7:00 pm | Tickets
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ALBANY, NY — Two weeks ago, the Albany Devils and the Norfolk Admirals split a pair of 2-1 shootout matches at Scope Arena. On Friday, the Devils host the Admirals for the third of four meetings between the two clubs. Puck drop at Times Union Center is slated for 7 pm.
– The Devils are tied for second in the Northeast Division and tied for fifth in the Eastern Conference at 5-3-0-1 (11 pts.). The Admirals are second in the East Division and fourth in the conference at 5-2-0-2 (12 pts.). Albany is 3-2-0-0 at Times Union Center, while Norfolk is 3-1-0-1 on the road.
– The Devils are trying to rebound after a pair of setbacks against Portland (5-2) Saturday and Syracuse (4-1) Wednesday. The Admirals are coming off a 4-2 loss at Hershey Sunday.
– Scott Timmins is on the brink of tying the franchise record for longest point streak. With point in nine straight games, the 24-year-old is chasing Michael Swifts’ 10-game run, which took place between Dec. 11, 2010 and Jan. 7, 2011.
– Mike Sislo, who has missed the last four games with an upper-body injury suffered at Norfolk on Oct. 19, is available for Friday’s game. In 128 career outings, he has 54 points with 23 goals and 31 assists.
– Alex Grant and rookies Charles Sarault and Kevin Gagne lead Norfolk with five points each. Grant has a team-high four goals and an assist. Sarualt has a goal and four helpers and Gagne has a club-best five assists.
Devils vs. Norfolk Series
Norfolk won the first meeting between the two teams on Oct. 18, but the Devils responded with a victory on Oct. 19. Friday’s game will be the 39th all-time between the two teams. The Devils are 12-22-2-2 overall, including a 6-10-1-1 home showing and a 6-12-1-1 road record.
During their last meeting on Oct. 19, Scott Timmins and Norfolk’s Charles Sarault exchanged regulation goals. In the shootout Stefan Matteau and Joe Whitney both converted and Scott Wedgewood made four saves for a 2-1 victory. After Friday, the two teams will meet again at Times Union Center on Feb. 22.
The Devils strongest period this season has been the second. They are outscoring opponents 10-3 and outshooting them 77-61.