The Albany Devils were one point shy of a perfect three-in-three road weekend. The team defeated the Providence Bruins, 4-2, Friday before downing the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1, in overtime Saturday. A 2-1 overtime loss against the Springfield Falcons Sunday was the only blemish on the Devils’ efforts.
Sunday’s loss ended Albany’s four-game winning streak, but it also extended the team’s regulation unbeaten streak to six games. The Devils are 4-0-2-0 during November and are second in the North Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference at 8-3-3-0 (.679).
Rookie Vojtech Mozik led the Devils with four points during the three games. He had a career-high three assists Friday and registered a helper on Sunday’s tying goal with 2:25 remaining in regulation. The 22-year-old has appeared in 11 of the team’s 13 games, producing a goal, six assists and a team-high +9 rating.
Joseph Blandisi continued to contribute offensively. The rookie scored the game’s first goal Friday and netted the overtime winner Saturday. The 21-year-old has four goals and five assists in the last nine games. For the season, he is tied for second on the team with 11 points, posting six goals and five helpers.
Friday: Devils 4, Bruins 2
Reid Boucher had a pair of goals and Vojtech Mozik registered three assists in the Devils 4-2 victory against the Providence Bruins Friday at Dunkin’ Donuts center. Blake Pietila had a goal and an assist and Brandon Burlon had two helpers. Joseph Blandisi also scored. Yann Danis earned his seventh win of the season; he had 21 saves on 23 shots.
Saturday: Devils 2, Phantoms 1 (OT)
Joseph Blandisi scored 1:53 into overtime to lift the Devils to their fourth consecutive victory. The Devils knocked off the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 2-1, Saturday at PPL Center. Mike Sislo gave Albany a 1-0 advantage at 19:25 of the first period and they led until Lehigh Valley’s Petr Straka found the back of the net at 10:32 in the third. Netminder Doug Carr, who is playing with the Devils as a PTO, earned his first victory of the year. He made 21 saves on 22 shots.
Sunday: Devils 1, Falcons 2 (OT)
Eric Selleck scored with 16 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Springfield Falcons a 2-1 victory against the Albany Devils Sunday at MassMutual Center. Albany trailed for most of the game after Springfield’s Tyler Gaudet made it 1-0 at 8:45 of the first period. The Devils found the equalizer off Paul Thompson’s stick with 2:25 remaining in regulation. Yann Danis made a season-high 35 saves.