Preview: Devils vs. Hartford (March 22, 2015)
ALBANY, NY — Coming off a 4-3 win against the Norfolk Admirals, the Albany Devils host the Hartford Wolf Pack for a 3 pm outing Sunday at Times Union Center. The game marks the end of the Devils season-long six-game homestand. They will play six of their next eight games on the road.
The game will be streamed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com.
Scouting the Devils (28-25-5-6)
• During Saturday’s 4-3 win, Matt Lorito netted the game-winning goal in his first professional game. The power-play tally came with 5:21 remaining in regulation. Brandon Burlon led all scorers with three points (1g-2a) and Raman Hrabarenka (1g-1a), Chris McKelvie (1g-1a) and Graham Black (2a) each had multiple-point games. In goal, Scott Wedgewood made 24 saves.
• Burlon’s performance was a career-high and his fifth multi-point game of the season. This year, the 25-year-old leads the Devils defensemen and is tied for third on the team with 29 points. He has six goals and 23 helpers in 60 outings.
• Joe Whitney and Scott Timmins lead the Devils against the Wolf Pack this season. Whitney is average a point per game with four goals and three assists in seven outings. Timmins is doing slightly better with two goals and four helpers in four contests.
Scouting the Wolf Pack (34-21-5-4)
• Hartford, which is 4-0-0-1 in its last five games, lost 2-1 in a shootout Saturday at the Springfield Falcons. Oscar Lindberg scored during regulation and Yann Danis made 34 saves in 67 minutes of action.
• Chris Bourque leads the team with 53 points, including 24 goals and 29 helpers, in 62 games. Lindberg is second with 43 points, backed by 21 tallies and 22 assists, in 64 outings.
• Against Albany, Bourque has posted seven points in seven games, registering three goals and four assists. Danny Kristo has five points in six games with four tallies and an assist.
The Devils and Wolf Pack are set to meet for the 60th time and the Devils hold the series advantage with a 30‐22‐2‐5 record and have a 2‐4‐0‐1 mark this season. All‐time, Albany is 16‐9‐1‐3 at home and 14‐13‐1‐2 on the road.