Preview: Devils vs. Senators (April 4, 2015)

Game Day: Binghamton Senators vs. Albany Devils
Details: 5:00 pm at Times Union Center
Watch: AHL Live | Listen: AHL Live | Listen: 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio

ALBANY, NY —  With five wins in their last six outings, the Albany Devils are making their run at a top eight spot in the Eastern Conference standings. They will try and improve their playoff chances with a 5 pm outing against the Binghamton Senators Saturday at Times Union Center. Entering the game, Albany is six points behind the eighth-place Portland Pirates.

Saturday’s event features “Military Appreciation Night.” All active and retired service members receive free admission to the game by showing proper identification at the Times Union Center box office.

Fans can stream the game online or on mobile devices at Additionally, the contest can be followed on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.

Pregame Reading

Scouting the Devils (32-26-5-6)
• The Devils, who are 6-3-0-1 in their last 10 outings, are coming off a 1-0 shootout win at the Springfield Falcons Friday. Scott Wedgewood made 32 saves during regulation and overtime and three more in the shootout. Matt Lorito netted the lone shootout goal, scoring in the top of the third round.

• Since signing an ATO on Mar. 13, Lorito has appeared in six games and has two goals and an assist. The 24-year-old netted the game-winning goal during his pro debut on Mar. 21 and netted the deciding shootout tally Friday.

Mike Sislo, Raman Hrabarenka and Joe Whitney lead the Devils against the Senators this season. In two games, Sislo has a goal and an assist and Hrabarenka and Whitney both have a goal and a helper.

Scouting the Senators (30-31-7-1)
• Binghamton is coming off back-to-back wins, including a 4-3 victory against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Friday. Ryan Dzingel netted the game-winning goal with 1:54 remaining. Shane Prince had a goal and an assist and netminder Chris Driedger made 28 saves.

• Prince leads the team and is tied for seventh in the AHL with 57 points. In 65 contests, he has registered 25 goals and 32 assists. Chris Wideman is second on the team with 53 points, backed by 17 tallies and a team-high 36 helpers.

Derek Grant has led the Senators against the Devils this season with two goals and an assist in two contests. In goal, Peter Mannino is 0-0-1 with a 3.96 goals-against average and a .886 save percentage.

The Series

The Devils are 18‐15‐2‐1 all‐time against the Senators, including an 11‐6‐0‐1 home mark and a 7‐9‐2‐0 road record. Albany, which went 3-2-1-0 last season, is 1-1-0-0 against Binghamton this year.