3:00, February 17, 2013
Times Union Center, Albany, NY
- Corbin McPherson netted his second goal of the season
- Steve Zalewski tied the game with 4:53 remaining in regulation
- Keith Kinkaid made 24 saves
Devils comeback spoiled in SO
by Dan St-Jacques // 2.17.2013 // Recap
ALBANY, NY -- Steve Zalewski’s goal with 4:53 remaining in regulation secured a point for the Albany Devils against the Binghamton Senators Sunday at Times Union Center in front of 4,928 fans. In the end the Devils lost, 3-2, in a shootout.
Trailing 2-1 within the final five minutes, Zalewski picked the top, right corner over Senators netminder Marc Cheverie’s glove.
After a scoreless overtime period in which the Devils controlled the play, Mike Sislo scored in the opening round of the shootout. Binghamton’s Pat Cannone tied the score in the fourth round and Cole Schneider potted the winner in the sixth.
In the first, Corbin McPherson’s wrist shot from the left point gave the Devils an early 1-0 lead only 22 seconds into the contest. The goal marked Albany’s fastest start of the season. The Senators answered at 8:47 when Schneider jammed home a loose puck from a scramble in front. In the second, Louie Caporusso tipped a shot from the point to double Binghamton’s lead at 3:21.
Chris McKelvie registered his second point in as many games with an assist on McPherson’s goal and Joe Whitney registered his 27th point with a helper on Zalewski’s marker. In goal,Keith Kinkaid stopped 24 shots on 26 attempts.
For Binghamton, Schneider led the way with an assist to compliment his goal and Chris Wideman had a pair of helpers. Between the pipes, Marc Cheverie stopped 35 shots on 37 tries for his first victory of the season.
- Corbin McPherson tallied his second goal of the season. He netted his first career goal on Feb. 5 at Connecticut. The goal was the fastest to start a game for the Devils this season.
- With an assist, Chris McKelvie now has points in the last two games with a goal and a helper.
- The Devils have gone to a shootout a league-high 11 times this year and are 2-9 in those contests.
Goaltenders: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, Chad Wiseman, David Wohlberg,Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
The Devils have a quick turnaround. They host the Syracuse Crunch Monday for a special 2 pm Presidents’ Day matinee.
Binghamton Senators 3 (SO) at Albany Devils 2 - Status: Final SO
Sunday, February 17, 2013 - Times Union Center
Binghamton 1 1 0 0 - 3
Albany 1 0 1 0 - 2
1st Period-1, Albany, McPherson 2 (McKelvie, Wiseman), 0:22. 2, Binghamton, Schneider 6 (Prince, Wideman), 8:47 (PP). Penalties-Sestito Alb (slashing, unsportsmanlike conduct), 8:37; Wideman Bng (holding), 17:44.
2nd Period-3, Binghamton, Caporusso 1 (Wideman, Schneider), 3:39. Penalties-Kelly Alb (tripping), 6:10; Cannone Bng (cross-checking), 9:40; Borowiecki Bng (slashing), 11:39; Urbom Alb (hooking), 18:55.
3rd Period-4, Albany, Zalewski 8 (Whitney), 15:07. Penalties-Marshall Bng (delay of game), 12:03; Sislo Alb (hooking), 18:03.
OT Period- No Scoring.Penalties-No Penalties
Shootout - Binghamton 2 (Caporusso NG, Gazley NG, Jessiman NG, Cannone G, Eckford NG, Schneider G), Albany 1 (Sislo G, Wiseman NG, Anderson NG, Sestito NG, Zalewski NG, Pesonen NG).
Shots on Goal-Binghamton 13-4-9-0-1-27. Albany 12-14-11-0-0-37.
Power Play Opportunities-Binghamton 1 / 5; Albany 0 / 4.
Goalies-Binghamton, Cheverie 1-1-0 (37 shots-35 saves). Albany, Kinkaid 16-10-5 (26 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45).
Linesmen-Mike Emanatian (69), Frank Murphy (29).
by Kevin Zalaznik // 2.17.2013 // Preview
The Albany Devils are on a two-game winning streak against the Binghamton Senators thanks to a 3-2 win on Feb. 10 and a 5-2 victory on Jan. 6. In three games against the Senators,Eric Gelinas and Tim Sestito lead the Devils with three points each.
- The Devils are tied for third in the Northeast Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-18-1-8 record (49 pts.), including an 8-9-0-5 home mark. The Senators are first in the East Division and second in the conference with a 29-15-1-4 showing (63 pts.), including a 13-9-0-2 road record.
- Albany is coming off a 4-2 setback at Adirondack Friday. Chris McKelvie netted his second goal of the season, giving him nine points. Harri Pesonen also scored, tallying his 10th goal for his 21st point, which ranks fifth among active Devils.
- Andrei Loktionov is expected to make his home debut in an Albany sweater. Since the New Jersey Devils acquired him on Feb. 6 from the Los Angeles Kings, he has appeared in three AHL contests. He missed Wednesday’s game against Syracuse because of a New Jersey recall.
- Binghamton dropped a 5-2 decision last night against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Former Devil Tyler Eckford scored his seventh goal of the season and Jack Downing potted his third. In goal, Robin Lehner made 30 saves on 35 shots.
- Mike Hoffman and Hugh Jessiman are first and second among active Senators with 24 and 22 points, respectively. Hoffman has 12 goals, 12 assists and a plus-12 rating, while Jessiman has nine goals and 13 helpers.
Feb. 10, 2013: Albany 3 at Binghamton 2 (Shootout)
Backed by 37 saves from Jeff Frazee and goals from Matt Anderson and Phil DeSimone, the Devils defeated the Senators, 3-2, in a shootout. Trailing 2-0 in the third, Anderson and DeSimone scored at 5:24 and 10:21, respectively.
In the shootout, Mike Sislo and Chad Wiseman scored during the first and second rounds. Binghamton’s Dustin Gazley scored in the fourth round and Hugh Jessiman extended the session with a goal in the fifth round. Joe Whitney provided the sixth round tally and Frazee shut the door on Chris Wideman for Albany’s second shootout victory of the week.
Today’s matchup is the fourth of an eight-game set between these two New York State Rivals. They will meet again Saturday at Binghamton.