Chris McKelvie discusses his role with the Devils and the team’s ability to play with the lead.
Nineteen times the Devils have carried a lead into the third period and only once … just once, have they not skated away with two points. Entering Friday’s matchup against the Utica Comets, the second-place Devils are 18-0-0-1 when leading after two periods.
Chris McKelvie scores on a breakaway during Albany’s 6-4 win against the Falcons on Dec. 4
Devils forward Chris McKelvie talks about Albany’s 6-4 win over the Springfield Falcons.
Fourteen goals and a shattered pane of glass later, the Devils claimed an 8-6 victory against the Sound Tigers Saturday at Times Union Center.
Assistant captain Chris McKelvie talks about the team’s longest trip of the season and playing in back-to-back games at Norfolk.
With four days in Norfolk, the Devils hope to forge a bond and skate away with two wins.
On Sunday, Rod Pelley became the sixth captain in team history and the first one since 2009 not named Stephen Gionta or Jay Leach. Pelley, who was previously with the organization between 2006-11, rejoined the Devils this offseason after splitting the last year-and-a-half with Anaheim and Norfolk. His familiarity and experienced made it an easy decision for the team.
Despite holding two leads against the Hartford Wolf Pack Sunday at XL Center, the Albany Devils lost their season opener, 4-3. Jon Merrill and Joe Whitney both enjoyed multiple-point games. Merrill registered three assists and Whitney had a goal and a helper.