DEVILS (1-1-1-0) at PIRATES (2-1-0-0)
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PORTLAND, ME – The road life continues for the Albany Devils, who conclude their four-game road trip to start the season Friday with a 7:00 pm outing against the Portland Pirates.
The Devils are coming off a three-point weekend in which they lost in overtime at Toronto Friday and rebounded for their first win of the season against the Marlies Saturday. Portland has won two straight games: 3-2 against Hershey Saturday and 5-2 against the Bears Sunday.
• Players To Watch
For Albany: Dan Kelly has two points in two games this season. The sixth-year defenseman, who is on the verge of his 300th career game, setup Corey Tropp Saturday and Jim O’Brien Sunday. Kelly has registered 51 career points (10g-41a) and is the franchise’s all-time leader with a +38 rating.
For Portland: Garrett Wilson scored a career-high 23 goals and totaled 38 points in 71 games for San Antonio last year. Wilson, who was a fourth-round selection by Florida in the 2009 NHL Draft, has an assist this season.
• The Series
Friday’s game will be the 53rd all-time meetings between the Devils and Pirates. The Devils are 20-22-2-8 overall with a 9-10-1-6 home mark and an 11-12-1-2 road record. The Devils went 1-2-1-0 against the Pirates last season.