ALBANY, NY — The Albany Devils and the Rochester Americans face off tonight for a 5 pm puck drop at Times Union Center. The game marks the second half of a home in home series which started Friday in Rochester. The Devils won 2-1 in the first meeting improving their record to 25-16-1-1. The Americans moved to 18-24-0-2.
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GOALIE WATCH: With Friday’s 2-1 win over Rochester, Mackenzie Blackwood improved his record to 8-7-2-0. Ken Appleby‘s record stands at 12-6-0-0 and is coming off a 2-1 overtime win Sunday at St. John’s.
SCORING EARLY: The Devils are currently 17-1-1-0 when leading after the first period. They are also 17-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
NJ TRANSACTIONS: On Friday, Jan. 27, the New Jersey Devils assigned defensemen Seth Helgeson, Steven Santini and Karl Stollery to Albany (AHL). Helgeson was called up to the NHL club on Jan. 5, while Santini was called up on Jan. 1 and Stollery was called up on Jan. 10.