ALBANY, NY — After beginning the weekend with a 6-3 win against the Hershey Bears, the Albany Devils go for their second consecutive win when they host the St. John’s IceCaps Saturday (5 pm) at Times Union Center. The Devils continue their dominance on home ice with a 5-1-0-0 record. During the last four seasons, Albany is 76-29-8-8 at Times Union Center, winning at least 20 games in each of the previous three campaigns.
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Blandisi Breaks Out: Joe Blandisi, who had four points (1g-3a) during his first nine games, doubled his output with a four-point night Friday against the Bears. The second-year pro registered two goals and an assist to tie a career high – last accomplished on Oct. 21, 2015 against Utica. Blandisi now leads the Devils with eight points, including three goals and a team-best five helpers.
Familiar Faces: Two former Devils Yann Danis and Stefan Matteau are set to face their old team Saturday. Danis spent the 2015-16 season with Albany and represented the team at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic. Matteau played 129 games with Albany between 2013-16, producing 53 points (25g-28a).