In a game between the two top teams in the North Division, the Crunch netted two late goals to down the Devils, 4-2, Friday at the War Memorial Arena at Oncenter.
During the last week, the Devils have lost John Quenneville and Miles Wood to NHL recalls and Scott Wedgewood to shoulder surgery. Thus is the life in the American Hockey League.
In a mid-week contest full of big-time performances, the Devils lost to the Sound Tigers, 5-4, in a shootout at Webster Bank Arena.
The American Hockey League season is just about a quarter of the way completed and the Albany Devils sit atop the North Division standings.
The Albany Devils pushed their winning streak to three games, defeating the Rochester Americans, 4-2, Saturday. The Devils turned back the clock for the night, wearing special Albany River Rats jerseys to the delight of the Times Union Center crowd.
The Albany Devils erased a two-goal deficit only to fall to the Syracuse Crunch with 1.9 seconds remaining in regulation.
Josh Heller sits down with rookie forward John Quenneville in this week’s podcast. The two discuss Quenneville’s love of hockey, his transition from juniors to professional hockey, and how old his gloves are (spoiler alert: they are OLD!).
Another hard practice was instore for the Albany Devils Wednesday at Times Union Center. The team will have played just one game during the seven days by the time it hosts the Hershey Bears Friday at 7 pm. Head Coach Rick Kowalsky is using the time for implementation, conditioning and to experiment with line combinations.
Trailing by two goals in the third period, the Devils fought back to force overtime and win in a shootout, 4-3, against the Marlies Saturday at Times Union Center.
The Toronto Marlies took the first game, 3-0, of the weekend series against the Albany Devils. The two teams meet again Saturday at 5 pm at Times Union Center.