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The Albany Devils host the Utica Comets Sunday at 3 pm. Both teams are in the final stages of a three-in-three weekend and both clubs were victorious during their games Friday and Saturday. Albany is coming off wins at Adirondack (4-2) and against Norfolk (4-1) and Utica is coming off victories at Syracuse (2-1, OT) and at Binghamton (3-2).
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Devils vs. Comets Series
The Devils and Comets are meeting for just the fourth time in franchise history. The teams began their Thruway Rivalry on Oct. 12 at Times Union Center and continued on Oct. 23 and Jan. 17 at the Utica Auditorium. The Devils are 3-0-0-0 against the Comets.
Last time out, Joe Whitney had a pair of goals and Kelly Zajac registered a goal and an assist during the Devils 8-3 victory. Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Mike Hoeffel, Harri Pesonen and Rod Pelley also scored and Keith Kinkaid made 31 saves.
Sunday’s meeting will be the final contest between Albany and Utica this season.
Before the Comets, the last AHL team to occupy the Auditorium was the Utica Devils (1987-93). Albany assistant coach Tommy Albelin and New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur both played for Utica.