Inevitably, a hockey team will face adversity at different times during a 76-game schedule. The Albany Devils were tested Wednesday at Utica.
Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill have found chemistry as a pairing. Despite the offensive success, the tandem is aware of its requirement to protect Albany’s net.
After earning three-out-of-a-possible four points last weekend, the Devils travel to Utica Wednesday and host Hartford Friday and Portland Saturday.
With four days in Norfolk, the Devils hope to forge a bond and skate away with two wins.
The Devils travel to Norfolk for two games this weekend. Here are five things you should know about the Devils this week.
Entering the 2013-14 season, the Devils knew Joe Whitney would have a bullseye on his back. It comes with the territory after leading the team in scoring the past two seasons.
How does a team prepare for an opponent they have never played? That’s the question the Albany Devils face when they welcome the Utica Comets to Times Union Center Saturday for the home opener.
As the Devils prepare for Saturday’s home opener against the Utica Comets, they are planning on being a force at Times Union Center this season.
On Sunday, Rod Pelley became the sixth captain in team history and the first one since 2009 not named Stephen Gionta or Jay Leach. Pelley, who was previously with the organization between 2006-11, rejoined the Devils this offseason after splitting the last year-and-a-half with Anaheim and Norfolk. His familiarity and experienced made it an easy decision for the team.
For nearly a month, the Devils players have been engulfed in hockey. They first reported to New Jersey Devils training camp on Sept. 9 and now they are two days away from the beginning of the 2013-14 season.