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.
– 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.
– During the game, New Jersey announced Stefan Matteau was assigned to Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL).
Goaltenders: Keith Kinkaid, Scott Wedgewood
Defensemen: Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas, Raman Hrabarenka, Jay Leach, Corbin McPherson, Alexander Urbom
Forwards: Matt Anderson, Jean-Sebastien Berube, Phil DeSimone, Mike Hoeffel, Cam Janssen, Tim Sestito, Mike Sislo, Joe Whitney, Chad Wiseman, David Wohlberg, Darcy Zajac, Steve Zalewski
The Devils continue their road trip with a 7:05 outing at Binghamton Friday. The game is available at ahllive.com.