7:05, February 23, 2013
Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY
- Joe Whitney scored two goals, including the game winner
- Phil DeSimone, Mike Sislo and Steve Zalewski both had a goal and an assist
- Jeff Frazee made 36 saves for his fifth win
Four unanswered goals lead Devils
by Kevin Zalaznik // 2.23.2013 // Recap
BINGHAMTON, NY – Three second period tallies helped the Albany Devils erase a two-goal deficit to defeat the Binghamton Senators, 5-3, Saturday at Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. Joe Whitney led the way with a pair of goals and Jeff Frazee made 36 saves.
Trailing 3-1 after the first 21:12, the Devils strung together four straight tallies, starting with Steve Zalewski from Dan Kelly at 5:52. Mike Sislo followed with a redirect off a Harri Pesonen pass at 10:41. Before the end of the period, Whitney was fed in the slot by Zalewski at 19:37 to give the Devils the advantage.
Whitney opened the scoring for the Devils at 5:44 in response to the Senators first goal by Mark Borowiecki at 4:51. The Senators other tallies came off the sticks of Jean-Gabriel Pageau at 10:45 of the first and Shane Prince at 1:12 of the second.
Frazee made eight saves in the first, 11 in the second and 17 in the third for his fifth win. At the other end, Marc Cheverie stopped 30 shots.
- The Devils ended a four-game losing streak to improve to 21-19-1-9. The Senators had their two-game winning streak snapped. They are now 31-16-1-4.
- Steve Zalewski registered his second consecutive two-point game with a goal and an assist. He moved his point streak to three games.
- In his 19th appearance, Jeff Frazee improved to 5-9-4 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
- Mike Sislo registered his fourth goal and second in as many games. He also had his second two-point outing of the year.
- With an assist, Matt Anderson equaled his 2011-12 output of 31 points (10g-21a). It took him 56 games last season and 48 this year. He is five points way from his 200th career AHL point.
The Devils were outshot 39-35 despite unloading a season-high 20 shots in the second period. Albany was 1-for-4 on the power play, while Binghamton went 2-for-7.
Goaltenders: Jeff Frazee, Keith Kinkaid
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas, Raman Hrabarenka, Dan Kelly, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Phil DeSimone, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Chris McKelvie, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, Chad Wiseman, Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski.
The Devils host the Hershey Bears Sunday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Puck drop is at 4 pm and fans can follow the action.
Albany Devils 5 at Binghamton Senators 3 - Status: Final
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Albany 1 3 1 - 5
Binghamton 2 1 0 - 3
1st Period-1, Binghamton, Borowiecki 3 4:51 (PP). 2, Albany, Whitney 13 (Anderson, DeSimone), 5:44. 3, Binghamton, Pageau 4 (Wideman, Lebda), 10:45 (PP). Penalties-Kelly Alb (boarding), 3:51; Sestito Alb (hooking), 10:06; Wideman Bng (hooking, unsportsmanlike conduct), 11:26; Urbom Alb (holding), 18:36.
2nd Period-4, Binghamton, Prince 11 (Da Costa), 1:12. 5, Albany, Zalewski 10 (Kelly), 5:52. 6, Albany, Sislo 4 (Pesonen), 10:41. 7, Albany, Whitney 14 (Zalewski, Anderson), 19:37 (PP). Penalties-Hoeffel Alb (interference), 6:46; Sestito Alb (high-sticking), 7:07; Janssen Alb (boarding), 12:47; Janssen Alb (fighting), 15:01; Kramer Bng (fighting, game misconduct - leaving the bench), 15:01; Borowiecki Bng (high-sticking), 17:01; Eckford Bng (holding the stick), 18:02.
3rd Period-8, Albany, DeSimone 6 (Hrabarenka, Sislo), 10:15. Penalties-Urbom Alb (holding), 17:22.
Shots on Goal-Albany 10-20-5-35. Binghamton 10-12-17-39.
Power Play Opportunities-Albany 1 / 4; Binghamton 2 / 7.
Goalies-Albany, Frazee 5-9-4 (39 shots-36 saves). Binghamton, Cheverie 2-2-0 (35 shots-30 saves).
Referees-Jon McIsaac (45).
Linesmen-Jeff Walker (28), Jim Harper (59).
by Kevin Zalaznik // 2.23.2013 // Preview
The Albany Devils will try and halt their four-game losing streak tonight at the Binghamton Senators. These two teams are meeting for the third time in two weeks. Albany earned a 3-2 shootout win at Binghamton on Feb. 10 and the Senators countered with their own 3-2 shootout victory at Times Union Center last Sunday.
- The Devils are tied for third in the Northeast Division and tied for 11th in the Eastern Conference at 20-19-1-9 (50 pts.) with a 12-9-1-3 road record. The Senators are second in the East Division and are fourth in the conference at 31-15-1-4 (67 pts.) with a 17-6-1-2 home mark.
- Steve Zalewski has three points in the last two games with two goals and an assist. For the season, he is tied for second on the team with 27 points backed by nine goals and 18 assists.
- Alexander Urbom is coming off a two-assist performance against Syracuse Monday. It marked his first points since Jan. 6 against Binghamton. Urbom has appeared in 44 games, posting six assists and a plus-2 rating.
- The Senators are on a two-game winning streak with a 3-2 shootout win against Albany Sunday and a 5-4 shootout victory against Hershey last night.
Feb. 17, 2013: Albany 2 vs. Binghamton 3 – Shootout
Steve Zalewski’s goal with 4:53 remaining in regulation secured a point for the Devils against the Senators 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.
Fans can follow the action on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio or online at ahllive.com.