ALBANY, NY – The Albany Devils have climbed into second place in the North Division after a pair of road victories this past weekend. The team led three times during their 4-3 win against the Syracuse Crunch Friday and followed with a shutout performance in a 4-0 routing against the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday.
Yann Danis continued his steady play and was in goal for both wins this weekend. He combined for 51 of 54 saves, posting a 1.50 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. He made 27 saves Friday and followed with 24 stops Saturday for his 21st career AHL shutout.
For the second consecutive week, Mike Sislo led the Devils in scoring. He registered a pair of assists against the Crunch and scored a shorthanded goal against the Wolf Pack. Sislo is tied for seventh in the AHL with 12 points and tied for sixth with seven goals. Additionally, he is tied for first with eight power-play points and tied for second with four man-up tallies. Sislo, who has poins in nine of 11 games, is currently on a seven-game point streak.
Friday: Devils 4, Crunch 3
The Devils used a pair of Joseph Blandisi power-play goals and a late Ryan Kujawinski goal to defeat the Syracuse Crunch Friday at War Memorial Arena. Matt Lorito and Mike Sislo setup both of Blandisi’s tallies. Ben Thomson also found the back of the net and Yann Danis made 27 stops.
Saturday: Devils 4, Wolf Pack 0
Yann Danis was perfect, making 24 stops in the Devils 4-0 win at the Hartford Wolf Pack Saturday. Half of Danis’ saves came during the third period as he improved to 6-1-2 on the year. Mike Sislo (shorthanded), Corey Tropp, Reid Boucher and Blake Coleman each scored. Tropp and Coleman assisted on each other’s goals.