Preview: Devils vs. Senators, 7 PM
ALBANY, NY — Coming off a 3-1 victory against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wednesday, the Albany Devils return to Times Union Center for a 7 pm face off against the Binghamton Senators Friday. Albany is 7-1-2-0 in its last 10 games, while Binghamton is 2-6-2-0.
The Devils are second in the North Division and third in the Eastern Conference at 10-4-3-0 (.676). The Senators are seventh in the division and 15th in the conference at 5-10-2-0 (.353).
What To Watch For
• Albany: The Devils have one regulation loss during November, going 6-1-2-0. Matt Lorito (2g-6a) and Reid Boucher (5g-3a) lead the team during the span with eight points each. Joseph Blandisi (4g-3a) and Mike Sislo (5g-2a) each have seven points. Yann Danis is 5-1-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage. For the season, the Devils have the best penalty kill unit in the league, killing off 90.7 percent. The team has been shorthanded 75 times – tied for 12th most in the AHL – and has surrendered just seven goals.
• Binghamton: The Senators are coming off a 4-3 overtime loss against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wednesday. Cole Schneider and Eric O’Dell both had a goal and an assist. Schneider leads the Senators with nine goals and 15 helpers, while O’Dell is second with eight goals and four assists.
Devils vs. Senators Series
• All-Time: The Devils are 20‐16‐2‐1 all‐time against the Senators, including a 13‐6‐0‐1 home mark and a 7‐10‐2‐0 road record. Albany went 2-2-0-0 against Binghamton last season and are 1-1-0-0 this year.
• Last Meeting: After falling behind late in the first period, the Devils rode strong special teams to the finish, scoring four power-play goals and killing five of six penalties on the day to defeat the Senators, 4-1, on Oct. 25 at Times Union Center. Offensively, nine different Devils contributed with points. Matt Lorito and Reid Boucher each produced two points with a goal and an assist, while Marc-Andre Gragnani added two assists. Yann Danis made 23 saves.