Preview: Devils at Sound Tigers, 5:00 PM
ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils have won their last four games. The Bridgeport Sound Tigers have points in 11-consecutive games. The two teams go head-to-head Sunday with a 5 pm outing at Webster Bank Arena. Fans can follow the action online at ahllive.com.
Thanks to a pair of back-to-back, come-from-behind overtime wins, the Devils have reached 30 victories after 50 games. The team is second in the North Division and second in the Eastern Conference at 30-13-7-0 (.670). The Sound Tigers are fourth in the Atlantic Division and sixth in the conference at 28-19-3-2 (.587).
What To Watch For
• Albany: Since returning from the All-Star break on Feb. 5, the Devils have gone 6-1-0-0. Mike Sislo has nine points during that span, producing seven goals and two assists. Reece Scarlett and Brian O’Neill have six and five points, respectively. Scarlett has a goal and five helpers and O’Neill has two tallies and three assists. Yann Danis is responsible for all six of those wins. He has a 1.86 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage during that span.
• Bridgeport: The Sound Tigers last regulation loss came during a 4-1 setback against Lehigh Valley on Jan. 17. Since then they have gone 9-0-1-1. During their last 11 outings, Alan Quine and Taylor Beck have each posted 13 points. Quine has four goals and nine helpers and Beck has five tallies and eight assists.
Devils vs. Sound Tigers Series
• All-Time: The Devils and Sound Tigers are meeting for the 67th time. The Devils are 27-28-3-8 overall with a 22-9-1-2 home mark and a 5-19-2-6 road record. Albany, which went 5-3-0-2 against Bridgeport last year, is 2-2-0-0 this season.
• Last Meeting: Brian O’Neill tied the game with 49 seconds remaining and Reece Scarlett netted the winner 1:56 into overtime elevating the Devils to a 3-2 victory against the Sound Tigers at Times Union Center on Feb. 14. Trailing 2-0 in the third, Mike Sislo started the Devils comeback, scoring on a five-on-three power play. In goal, Yann Danis made 24 stops.