Ahead of the Devils are six straight divisional games, including three this week: vs. Hartford Wednesday, at Springfield Friday and at Adirondack Saturday.
Allowing a league-low 24.93 shots per game, the Devils goaltenders are called upon to make timely saves.
Dan Kelly, who was a +5 during the last three games, is the franchise’s all-time leader with a +24 rating.
The Devils head east and west for a pair of games this weekend. They travel to Hartford Friday and Syracuse Saturday.
Rostislav Olesz joined Albany for his first practice since being loaned by New Jersey. He skated with Scott Timmins and Joe Whitney.
Keith Kinkaid, who has been with New Jersey since the last two-and-a-half weeks, is preparing for game action this weekend.
This week, the Devils head to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Friday before hosting Adirondack Saturday and Bridgeport Monday.
Mike Sislo, who has missed the last four games, could be back in the lineup for games against Norfolk Friday and at Adirondack Saturday.
Every year people disguise who they are, wearing costumes and masks for Halloween. For Devils goaltenders Maxime Clermont and Scott Wedgewood, the masks they wear nearly 365 days a year are expression of who they are mixed with team spirit.
The Devils want Stefan Matteau to score around the net and expect the skilled goals to follow.