5:00, January 12, 2013
Times Union Center, Albany, NY
- Mattias Tedenby extended his scoring streak to four games
- Eric Gelinas and Steve Zalewski had a goal and an assist
- Keith Kinkaid registered his fifth straight win
by Dan St-Jacques // 1.12.2013 // Recap
ALBANY, NY – Eric Gelinas, Mattias Tedenby and Steve Zalewski each contributed a goal and an assist in the Devils 4-1 win against the Worcester Sharks Saturday at Times Union Center in front of a season-high crowd of 7,321.
Tedenby and Zalewski extended their goal streaks to four- and three-games, respectively, and Gelinas registered his fifth and sixth points in the last six contests.
After Worcester grabbed an early lead thanks to a Freddie Hamilton tally at 7:16 of the first, Zalewski pulled the Devils even at 19:25. He converted on his own rebound from a wraparound opportunity with an assist going to Bobby Butler.
The Devils got the only lead they would need at 3:15 of the second. Tedenby delayed his shot on a give-and-go with Adam Larsson and pulled Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock out of position with a forehand-to-backhand move. Larsson extended his own point streak to three games with the assist.
Albany doubled its lead at 18:54 when Chad Wiseman created a turnover at center ice. Zalewski carried the puck into the offensive zone and dropped a pass to Gelinas for a one-timer.
Zajac put the game out of reach at 8:44 of the third when Tedenby threw a pass form the half wall for a quick redirect. It was Zajac’s fourth tally of the season.
Albany, which went 1-for-4 on the power play, has registered five power-play goals in the last three games.
The Devils return to the ice Sunday with a 4 pm contest against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Fans can follow the action on ahllive.com.
Goaltenders: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Eric Gelinas, Dan Kelly, Adam Larsson, Jay Leach, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Bobby Butler, Mike Hoeffel, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Mattias Tedenby, Chad Wiseman, David Wohlberg,Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
1st Period-1, Worcester, Hamilton 6 (Tarasov), 7:16. 2, Albany, Zalewski 6 (Butler), 19:25.
2nd Period-3, Albany, Tedenby 9 (Larsson), 3:15 (PP). 4, Albany, Gelinas 3 (Zalewski, Wiseman), 18:54.
3rd Period-5, Albany, Zajac 4 (Tedenby, Gelinas), 8:44.
Worcester Sharks 1 at Albany Devils 4 - Status: Final
Saturday, January 12, 2013 - Times Union Center
Worcester 1 0 0 - 1
Albany 1 2 1 - 4
1st Period-1, Worcester, Hamilton 6 (Tarasov), 7:16. 2, Albany, Zalewski 6 (Butler), 19:25. Penalties-Wiseman Alb (tripping), 4:18; Tam Wor (cross-checking), 7:42; Leach Alb (hooking), 12:21; Livingston Wor (roughing), 14:49.
2nd Period-3, Albany, Tedenby 9 (Larsson), 3:15 (PP). 4, Albany, Gelinas 3 (Zalewski, Wiseman), 18:54. Penalties-Guimond Wor (holding), 2:55; Sislo Alb (holding the stick), 7:34; Wohlberg Alb (slashing), 11:11; Larsson Alb (holding), 16:08.
3rd Period-5, Albany, Zajac 4 (Tedenby, Gelinas), 8:44. Penalties-Tarasov Wor (hooking), 8:56.
Shots on Goal-Worcester 4-8-5-17. Albany 8-11-9-28.
Power Play Opportunities-Worcester 0 / 5; Albany 1 / 4.
Goalies-Worcester, Stalock 12-8-1 (28 shots-24 saves). Albany, Kinkaid 11-7-3 (17 shots-16 saves).
Referees-Jean Hebert (43).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Glen Cooke (6).
by Kevin Zalaznik // 1.12.2013 // Preview
Albany and Worcester are meeting for the second and final time this season. These two squads have met 29 times during the last five seasons and the Devils are 15-12-1-1 during that span with an 8-5-0-1 home record.
- The Devils are tied for third in the Northeast Division and tied for 11th in the Eastern Conference with a 13-12-1-6 record (33 pts.), including a 6-6-0-4 home mark. The Sharks are second in the Atlantic Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 19-13-1-2 record (41 pts.) with an 11-8-0-1 road showing.
- Albany lost 7-4 Friday at the Manchester Monarchs. Matt Anderson had a season-high three assists, while Harri Pesonen and Steve Zalewski both posted a goal and an assist. Adam Larsson and Mattias Tedenby also registered goals.
- The Devils registered a season-high three power-play goals against Manchester. The team has seven man-up goals in the last six outings, including four in the last two. Bobby Butler leads the team with five power-play goals, while Adam Larsson leads the club with five man-advantage assists.
- Worcester is coming off a 4-3 overtime victory against the Springfield Falcons Friday. Nick Petrecki netted the game-winning goal with 42 seconds remaining in the extra frame. Denny Urban had two goals and Harri Sateri made 25 saves on 28 shots.
- Tim Kennedy leads the Sharks with 30 points, backed by a team-high 12 goals and 18 assists. James Sheppard is second with 23 points, including eight goals and 15 assists, and Jon Matsumoto is third with 22 points with nine goals and 13 helpers.
Oct. 20, 2012: Albany 4 at Worcester 0
In search of their first victory of the season, the Devils knocked off the Sharks, 4-0, at DCU Center. Albany’s penalty kill unit found its stride, killing nine Worcester power plays and even scoring shorthanded. Keith Kinkaid earned his fourth career shutout with 30 saves. Offensively, Jacob Josefson scored twice, including that shorthanded tally, and Harri Pesonen had a goal and an assist. Adam Henrique added the team’s other goal.
As part of “GE Kids-In-Free” all children 12-and-under will receive free admission and the first 1,000 kids to arrive will receive a GE sponsored, Albany Devils t-shirt.