3:00, December 9, 2012
XL Center, Hartford, CT
- Keith Kinkaid earned his second shutout of the season by making 30 saves
- Joe Whitney scored his third goal in as many games
- Bobby Butler extended his scoring streak to three games
Kinkaid, Devils Shut Out Whale
by Kevin Zalaznik // 12.9.2012 // Recap
HARTFORD, CT -- Joe Whitney’s second period tally was all the Albany Devils needed to earn their third consecutive victory. Keith Kinkaid stopped all 30 shots as the Devils defeated the Connecticut Whale, 1-0, Sunday at XL Center.
The win moves the Devils to 7-8-0-5, while the Whale go to 10-11-0-2.
Kinkaid, who came within 2:07 of a shutout Saturday against Bridgeport, was perfect in his second shutout of the season and fifth of his two-year career. He made 12 stops in the first, six in the second and 12 in the third to improve to 4-5-3.
Offensively, Whitney registered his third goal in as many games and his fourth of the season. He now has nine points (4g-5a) in the last 12 contests. Bobby Butler extended his scoring streak to three games (1g-2a), assisting on the play.
The goal came at 6:48 when Whitney and Butler worked a 2-on-1. Whitney looked off a defender and then sent a wrister far side from the left face-off dot.
Connecticut’s Cam Talbot made 26 saves on 27 shots.
Albany returns to Times Union Center Wednesday for a 7 pm contest against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Jeff Frazee
Defensemen: Matthew Corrente, Eric Gelinas, Dan Kelly, Adam Larsson, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Bobby Butler, Stephen Gionta, Jacob Josefson, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Joe Whitney,Chad Wiseman, Steve Zalewski
1st Period- No Scoring.
2nd Period-1, Albany, Whitney 4 (Butler), 6:48.
3rd Period- No Scoring.
Albany Devils 1 at Connecticut Whale 0 - Status: Final
Sunday, December 9, 2012 - XL Center Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Albany 0 1 0 - 1
Connecticut 0 0 0 - 0
1st Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Newbury Ct (goaltender interference), 0:53; Pesonen Alb (tripping), 16:43.
2nd Period-1, Albany, Whitney 4 (Butler), 6:48. Penalties-Corrente Alb (fighting), 8:06; Haley Ct (fighting), 8:06; Gelinas Alb (tripping), 9:44; Miller Ct (holding), 18:03.
3rd Period- No Scoring.Penalties-Sislo Alb (holding), 2:33; Kreider Ct (hooking), 11:05; Sestito Alb (roughing), 13:46.
Shots on Goal-Albany 6-15-6-27. Connecticut 12-6-12-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Albany 0 / 3; Connecticut 0 / 4.
Goalies-Albany, Kinkaid 4-5-3 (30 shots-30 saves). Connecticut, Talbot 8-8-0 (27 shots-26 saves).
Referees-Ryan Fraser (14).
Linesmen-Jim Briggs (83), Derek Wahl (46).
Kevin Zalaznik // 12.9.2012 // Preview
The Albany Devils are trying to make it three-in-a-row after a 3-2 win at the Adirondack Phantoms last Saturday and a 3-1 victory against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers last night.
- The Devils are fifth in the Northeast Division and 15th in the Eastern Conference with a 6-8-0-5 record (17 pts.), including a 3-3-0-2 mark on the road. The Whale are second in the division and 11th in the conference with a 10-10-2-0 record, including a 4-5-1-0 showing at home.
- During last night’s win against Bridgeport, Keith Kinkaid came within 2:07 of his second shutout of the season and fifth of his two-year career. Despite allowing the goal, he still earned his third victory of the year.
- Connecticut, which is 1-3-1-0 in its last five outings, is coming off a 9-2 loss last night at the Manchester Monarchs.
Nov. 2, 2012: Connecticut 2 at Albany 1 (Shootout)
For nearly 65 minutes, the Devils controlled play in their own defensive zone and in the Whale’s end. However, after outshooting their opponent nearly 4-to-1, the Devils fell, 2-1, in a shootout Friday at Times Union Center.
Mattias Tedenby scored for Albany at 4:30 of the first and Christian Thomas scored for Connecticut at 18:05 of the same period. In the shootout, Connecticut’s Matt Gilroy was the only player to find the back of the net.
Fans can follow the action on ahllive.com.