6:00, November 17, 2012
Mile One Centre, St. John's, Newfoundland
St Johns 3
- Jeff Frazee made a season-high 39 saves
- Darcy Zajac had a pair of goals
- Jacob Josefson and Matt Anderson extended their point streaks to four games
Going The Distance
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland – The long journey to Newfoundland was worth it for the Albany Devils, grabbing three-out-of-a-possible-four points in a weekend series against the St. John’s IceCaps. Following a 4-3 shootout loss Friday, the Devils responded with a 5-3 victory Saturday at Mile One Centre. Albany had five players with multiple point nights, including Darcy Zajac who had two goals and Adam Larsson who had a goal and an assist.
Brandon Burlon, Adam Henrique and Jay Leach all registered two assists, while Jacob Josefson and Bobby Butler joined Zajac and Larsson with goals. Goaltender Jeff Frazee made a season-high 39 saves for his third win.
The Devils have points in five-consecutive games, going 2-0-0-3, to improve to 4-5-0-4. The loss moves the IceCaps to 7-8-0-0.
Out the gate, Albany grabbed an early 2-0 advantage with Josefson’s goal at 5:37 and Zajac’s at 6:20. For Josefson, it was his team-leading sixth tally, extending his point streak to four games. Burlon and Matt Anderson were credited with the assists and Anderson also moved his streak to four games. Leach and Larsson assisted on Zajac’s marker.
St. John’s Ivan Telgin made the score 2-1 at 14:12 of the first, but Larsson answered with the Devils third power-play goal of the weekend. His blast, which extended his scoring streak to three games, came at 7:22 of the second and featured assists from Henrique and Joe Whitney.
Two minutes later, the IceCaps moved back within one goal seconds after a Devils penalty expired. Maxime Macenauer was credited with the goal at 9:30.
Before the end of the second, Butler was sprung by Henrique for a breakaway while the teams played four-on-four. Butler’s wrister beat IceCaps netminder Mark Dekanich at 12:57. Leach had the second helper.
Frazee, who is now 3-1-2, made seven stops in the first, 14 in the second and 21 in the third. Dekanich finished with 28 saves.
Albany’s power-play was 1-for-4, while St. John’s went 0-for-8.
The Devils road trip continues with a 7:05 pm contest at the Rochester Americans Friday. Fans can follow the action on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio or online at ahllive.com.
Goaltenders: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Raman Hrabarenka, Adam Larsson, Jay Leach,Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Bobby Butler, Adam Henrique, Mike Hoeffel, Jacob Josefson, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mattias Tedenby, Joe Whitney, David Wohlberg,Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
1st Period-1, Albany, Josefson 6 (Burlon, Anderson), 5:37. 2, Albany, Zajac 2 (Leach, Larsson), 6:20. 3, St. John’s, Telegin 2 (Klingberg, O’Dell), 14:12.
2nd Period-4, Albany, Larsson 2 (Henrique, Whitney), 7:22 (PP). 5, St. John’s, Macenauer 4 (Jaffray, Postma), 9:30. 6, Albany, Butler 2 (Henrique, Leach), 12:57.
3rd Period-7, Albany, Zajac 3 (Burlon, Pesonen), 8:51. 8, St. John’s, Gregoire 2 (Jaffray, O’Neill), 13:35.
Albany Devils 5 at St. John's IceCaps 3 - Status: In Progress (0:37 remaining in 3rd)
Saturday, November 17, 2012 - Mile One Centre
Albany 2 2 1 - 5
St. John's 1 1 1 - 3
1st Period-1, Albany, Josefson 6 (Burlon, Anderson), 5:37. 2, Albany, Zajac 2 (Leach, Larsson), 6:20. 3, St. John's, Telegin 2 (Klingberg, O'Dell), 14:12. Penalties-Arsene Stj (hooking), 1:47; Telegin Stj (elbowing), 9:42; Josefson Alb (delay of game), 11:54.
2nd Period-4, Albany, Larsson 2 (Henrique, Whitney), 7:22 (PP). 5, St. John's, Macenauer 4 (Jaffray, Postma), 9:30. 6, Albany, Butler 2 (Henrique, Leach), 12:57. Penalties-Macenauer Stj (holding), 7:05; Hoeffel Alb (tripping), 7:27; Gagnon Stj (hooking), 11:52; Hrabarenka Alb (hooking), 12:20; Wohlberg Alb (roughing), 17:46.
3rd Period-7, Albany, Zajac 3 (Burlon, Pesonen), 8:51. 8, St. John's, Gregoire 2 (Jaffray, O'Neill), 13:35. Penalties-Tedenby Alb (tripping), 0:39; Zalewski Alb (high-sticking), 3:12; Urbom Alb (hooking), 18:15; Leach Alb (cross-checking), 19:13.
Shots on Goal-Albany 16-9-8-33. St. John's 8-15-19-42.
Power Play Opportunities-Albany 1 / 4; St. John's 0 / 8.
Goalies-Albany, Frazee 2-1-2 (42 shots-39 saves). St. John's, Dekanich 5-1-0 (33 shots-28 saves).
Referees-Tim Mayer (19).
Linesmen-Sheldon Keough (63), Joe Maynard (24).
One day after the Albany Devils and the St. John’s IceCaps went the distance, playing 65 minutes of hockey followed by a five-round shootout, the two teams meet again for a 6 pm (EST) puck drop at Mile One Centre.
- The Devils are fifth in the Northeast Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 3-5-0-4 (10 pts.) mark, while the IceCaps are tied for third in the Atlantic Division and tied for seventh in the conference with a 7-7-0-0 (14 pts.) record. Albany is 1-2-0-2 on the road, while St. John’s is 4-3-0-0 at home.
- Albany broke out of its power-play slump against St. John’s Friday, converting on two man advantages. Adam Henrique and Jacob Josefson were the goalscorers. Entering the game, the Devils hadn’t scored on the power play since Oct. 24 against the Connecticut Whale.
- Jay Leach also scored against the IceCaps. It was his first goal since Feb. 27, 2011 against the Norfolk Admirals.
- Zach Redmond is now tied for third on the team with six points, including four goals and two assists.
Four of the Devils last six games have resulted in a shootout loss. The last time Albany prevailed in a shootout was on Nov. 19, 2011 at the Hershey Bears (6-5 Final)..