ALBANY, NY — The Albany Devils concluded a five-game homestand with a 3-1-1-0 record, including a 1-1-1-0 mark this past weekend. After falling 3-2 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Friday, the Devils rebounded for a 6-1 win against the Utica Comets Saturday. Albany then dropped a 3-2 decision in overtime against the Toronto Marlies Sunday.
Mike Sislo and Joseph Blandisi led all scorers with five points apiece. Sislo registered four goal and an assist and Blandisi had five helpers. Sislo extended his point streak to five games, producing four goals and three assists during that span. He leads the team with nine points in nine games.
Blandisi tied a franchise record when he posted four assists during Saturday’s victory. The rookie is fourth on the team with seven points, including two goals and five assists.
Friday: Devils 2, Sound Tigers 3
Despite Vojtech Mozik and Mike Sislo both finding the back of the net, the Devils lost, 3-2, against the Sound Tigers. Between the pipes, Doug Carr made his Times Union Center debut and made 17 stops. Bridgeport received scoring from Alan Quine, Justin Vaive and Bracken Kearns. Former Devil Joe Whitney posted an assist and a pair of penalty minutes. Goaltender Stephon Williams registered his fourth win of the season; he had 15 saves.
Saturday: Devils 6, Comets 1
Four Devils had multiple points as the team defeated the Utica Comets, 6-1, Saturday at Times Union Center. Rookie Joseph Blandisi led the way with four assists and Mike Sislo had two goals and an assist. Matt Lorito posted a goal and two helpers and Ben Thomson had a tally and an assist. Rookies Blake Coleman and Ryan Kujawinksi scored their first career goals. Between the pipes, Yann Danis made 20 saves.
Sunday: Devils 2, Marlies 3 (OT)
Toronto’s Mark Arcobello scored his second goal of the game just 20 seconds into overtime, helping the Marlies knock off the Devils, 3-2, in overtime Sunday. Reid Boucher had a goal and an assist and Mike Sislo also scored. Yann Danis, who was the game’s second star, made 18 of 21 saves.