How good has the Devils penalty kill been as of late? Just ask Bridgeport, Manchester, Hershey, Adirondack, Norfolk and Utica.
Devils forward Mike Sislo talks after practice.
Mike Sislo’s ability to step up in key moments is what Rick Kowalsky calls a “true sign of leadership.” The Devils winger netted four goals in three games this past weekend.
Backed by a stellar penalty kill, the Devils capped their three-for-three weekend with a 2-1 win against the Comets Sunday at Times Union Center.
For the first 35 minutes, the Devils and Admirals looked like two teams sharing poll position in the Eastern Conference. Then the Devils took control, gliding to a 4-1 victory Saturday at Times Union Center.
Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves and Mike Sislo netted a pair of goals in the Devils 4-2 victory against the rival Phantoms.
Devils forward Mike Sislo talks after Albany’s 2-1 loss to Adirondack.
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.
Keith Kinkaid’s 38 saves and a three-goal second period helped the Devils to their franchise-record sixth-straight home victory with a 4-1 win against the Pirates.
Mike Sislo talks shootouts and penalty shots.