Preview: Devils vs. Falcons, 7:00 PM
DEVILS (8-3-3-0) vs. FALCONS (7-5-1-0)
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ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils and Springfield Falcons complete their home-and-home series with a 7 pm contest at Times Union Center Friday. The two teams met last Sunday at MassMutual Center and the Falcons prevailed, 2-1, in overtime.
The Devils, who have not lost during regulation since Oct. 30, are 5-0-2-0 in their last seven games. They sit in second place in the North Division with an 8-3-3-0 record (.679). The Falcons have won three straight and are 7-1-0-0 in their last eight outings. They are third in the Atlantic Division with a 7-5-1-0 mark.
Players To Watch
• Albany: Rookie Vojtech Mozik led the Devils with three points during last week’s three games. He had a career-high three two Friday and registered a helper on Sunday’s tying goal with 2:25 remaining in regulation. The 22-year-old has appeared in 11 of the team’s 13 games, producing a goal, five assists and a team-high +9 rating.
• Springfield: Defenseman Alex Grant is on a three-game point streak (4a) and has at least one point (1g-7a) in five of the last six games. He ranks tied for second on the team with 11 points, backed by two goals and nine helpers.
Devils vs. Falcons Series
• All-Time Series: The Devils and Falcons are meeting for the 70th time and the Devils are 33-28-3-5 overall with a 17-11-2-4 home mark and a 16-17-1-1 road record. This season, Albany is 0-0-1-0.
• Last Meeting: Eric Selleck scored with 16 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Springfield Falcons a 2-1 victory against the Albany Devils Sunday at MassMutual Center. Albany trailed for most of the game after Springfield’s Tyler Gaudet made it 1-0 at 8:45 of the first period. The Devils found the equalizer off Paul Thompson’s stick with 2:25 remaining in regulation. Yann Danis made a season-high 35 saves.