The Albany Devils couldn’t complete the weekend sweep of the Portland Pirates, falling 2-0 Saturday at Cross Insurance Arena.
The Devils blank the Pirates, 4-0 in first of two games this weekend.
The Devils fought back in the third period only to fall in the shootout to the Crunch Wednesday. Albany lost 2-1 in the three-round shootout and 3-2 overall.
The Devils fall to the Sound Tigers in the fifth round of the shootout.
The Sound Tigers score six power-play goals and defeat the Devils, 7-2.
After Wednesday’s 3-1 setback at Hartford, the Devils no longer occupy the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Devils came within an inch of their seventh win of the season; instead Pirates winger Lucas Lessio converted a one-timer 2:58 into overtime to hand his team a 2-1 win.
The Devils host Northeast Division rival the Bridgeport Sound Tigers tonight at 5 pm.
Graham Black scored a pair of goals and Keith Kinkaid made 30 saves, guiding the Devils to a 4-2 win against Springfield.
Game one went to the Devils, now Albany and Hartford meet for the second contest of a home-and-home series tonight at Times Union Center (5 pm).