SOUND TIGERS EKE BY DEVILS

by Kevin Zalaznik // 3.17.2013 // Recap

BRIDGEPORT, CT – For nearly 50 minutes, the Albany Devils Keith Kinkaid and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Rick DiPietro were locked in a goaltending battle. A neutral zone turnover followed by a shorthanded goal settled the stalemate and lifted the Sound Tigers to a 2-0 win Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.

Scott Campbell set up Brock Nelson, who netted the winner at 10:35 of the third frame. Racing down the left side, Nelson snapped a shot over the shoulder of Kinkaid, who appeared in his third straight game.

Bridgeport’s Nino Niederreiter added to his team’s lead at 18:03 of the third.

Kinkaid finished with 41 saves on 43 shots and is now 18-12-5. At the other end, DiPietro had 33 stops in his first shutout, improving to 4-3-0-0.

The Devils, who lost 6-2 last night at Syracuse, dropped their second consecutive game for the first time since Feb. 17 and Feb. 18. Albany goes to 27-22-1-10, while Bridgeport improves to 26-25-6-4.

Game Notes
Chad Wiseman appeared in his 600th career AHL game. Since 2001-02, he has registered 171 goals and 257 assists for 428 points. This year, Wiseman has played 33 games, producing three goals and eight assists for 11 points.

Keith Kinkaid played in his third consecutive for his 37th appearance of the season.

Joe Whitney had his six game point streak halted and Matt Anderson had his four game streak stopped.

- During the game, New Jersey announced Stefan Matteau was assigned to Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL).

Lineup 
Goaltenders: Keith KinkaidScott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Brandon BurlonEric GelinasRaman HrabarenkaJay LeachCorbin McPhersonAlexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt AndersonJean-Sebastien BerubePhil DeSimoneMike HoeffelCam JanssenTim SestitoMike SisloJoe WhitneyChad WisemanDavid WohlbergDarcy ZajacSteve Zalewski

Next Up 
The Devils continue their road trip with a 7:05 outing at Binghamton Friday. The game is available at ahllive.com.

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