Preview: Devils vs. Sound Tigers, 7:00 PM
ALBANY, NY – After losing in regulation for the first time in November, the Albany Devils will try and rebound with a 7 pm contest against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wednesday. Albany is 5-0-1-0 this season when coming off a regulation or overtime loss.
The Devils are second in the North Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 9-4-3-0 (.656). The Sound Tigers, who are coming off a 2-0 loss against the Springfield Falcons Sunday, are second in the Atlantic Division and third in the conference at 13-5-1-0 (.711).
What To Watch For
• Albany: Marc-Andre Gragnani could return to the Devils lineup as early as Wednesday after missing the last six games with an upper-body injury. He last played in a 4-3 win at the Syracuse Crunch on Nov. 9. Gragnani began the season with eight assists in 10 games and despite his absence, he ranks third in the AHL with seven power-play assists.
• Bridgeport: Former Devil Joe Whitney is tied for second in the AHL with 20 points and is tied for first with 15 assists. Whitney, who signed with the New York Islanders organization during the offseason, is the Devils all-time leader for points (208), goals (86) and assists (122).
Devils vs. Sound Tigers Series
• All-Time Series: The Devils and Sound Tigers are meeting for the 64th time. The Devils are 25-27-3-8 overall with a 20-9-1-2 home mark and a 5-18-2-6 road record. Albany, which went 5-3-0-2 against Bridgeport last year, is 0-1-0-0 this season.
• Last Meeting: Despite Vojtech Mozik and Mike Sislo both finding the back of the net, the Devils lost, 3-2, against the Sound Tigers on Oct. 30. Between the pipes, Doug Carr made his Times Union Center debut and made 17 stops. Bridgeport received scoring from Alan Quine, Justin Vaive and Bracken Kearns. Goaltender Stephon Williams registered his fourth win of the season; he had 15 saves.