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Week 10 Photo Gallery

Welcome back Reece Scarlett!

Welcome back Reece Scarlett!

David Wohlberg

David Wohlberg

Myles Bell

Myles Bell

Stefan Matteau

Stefan Matteau

Scott Wedgewood

Scott Wedgewood

 

Mark Fraser

Mark Fraser

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Week 10 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a record of 11-8-1-4 and 27 points.  They are in a 3 way tie in the Northeast Division with Hartford and Bridgeport, and 4 points behind second place Syracuse.

-A few roster changes heading into the week.  Yes there will be a pop quiz on this later.

On Tuesday, another goaltending flip, as Keith Kinkaid was recalled and Scott Clemmensen was sent down.  Kinkaid finally received his first NHL start on Tuesday night in Newark against Chicago, and played well, stopping 37 shots.  But it was an all too familiar result: a 3-2 shootout loss.

Also on Tuesday, Reid Boucher was recalled for the second time after Patrik Elias was placed on IR.  He played on the second line Tuesday night with Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder.  He was returned to Albany on Wednesday with Mike Cammalleri and Dainius Zubrus presumably ready to return to the lineup Thursday night as the parent Devils start a road swing in Philadelphia.

With Scott Timmins and Cam Janssen out injured, Myles Bell and Alexandre Carrier have been recalled from their respective ECHL teams.

And if you were hoping for a glimpse of Damien Brunner in an A-Devil uniform, well, you’ll be disappointed.  Earlier today New Jersey placed him on unconditional waivers.

12/11, Game #25 at Hartford

Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Tied at 2.

Standings:

Hartford: 12-9-2-1, 27 points, tied for 3rd place in Northeast Division

Wolfpack Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Bourque, 22 points (9 G, 13 A); Danny Kristo, 16 points (8 G, 8 A); Oscar Lindberg, 15 points (8 G, 7 A)

Cedrick Desjardins, 5-3-1-1, 2.76 GAA; Mackenzie Skapski, 6-4-1-1, 2.51 GAA

Notes:

-Much like the Devils, Hartford is also coming off a 1-2 3 in 3 weekend, with its only win coming Sunday afternoon on home ice against Binghamton.

-The Wolfpack came very close to stopping Springfield’s 10 game winning streak on Saturday, but ended up becoming victim #11 and losing 1-0 in a shootout.

-Leading scorer Chris Bourque starts the week in the top 20 in the AHL in points, in a tie with 7 other players.

Listen: AHL Live, Fox Sports 1410 Hartford

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WolfPackAHL

12/14, Game #26 vs. Lehigh Valley

Where: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Lehigh Valley: 10-9-2-1, 23 points, 4th place in East Division

Phantoms Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Brandon Manning, 17 points (6 G, 11 A); Nick Cousins, 13 points (4 G, 9 A); 2 tied with 12 points

Rob Zepp, 7-4-3, 2.57 GAA; Anthony Stolarz, 3-5-0-1, 2.84 GAA

Notes:

-The Phantoms are also coming off a 1-2 3 in 3 weekend, losing to the Penguins in Wilkes-Barre and splitting a home and home with Bridgeport.

-Lehigh Valley begins a second straight 3 in 3 weekend in Binghamton on Friday, then return to home ice on Saturday against the Penguins.

-This is the last trip to Boardwalk Hall for the Devils for the season.  There is one more home game in New Jersey, in January at The Rock.

Listen: AHL Live, Sports Radio 1470 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @LVPhantoms

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Week 7 Photo Gallery

Looking over Scott Wedgewood's shoulder...

Looking over Scott Wedgewood’s shoulder…

Keith Kinkaid

Keith Kinkaid

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Reece Scarlett

Reece Scarlett

Mike Sislo

Mike Sislo

Joe Whitney, Brandon Burlon, Paul Thompson

Joe Whitney, Brandon Burlon, Paul Thompson

Chris McKelvie

Chris McKelvie

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Week 7 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week at 7-4-1-3, good for 18 points and a third place tie with Hartford in the Northeast Division (and 6th in the Eastern Conference).

-There’s going to be a different looking team for this weekend’s slate compared to last week:

On Monday, a switch in goal, as Scott Clemmensen was recalled to New Jersey and Keith Kinkaid was sent down.  Clemmensen played well in his near 2 week stint, going 1-2-1 with a 2.18 GAA and one shutout.  Kinkaid made two relief appearances during his recall, going 0-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA.  Also, defenseman Peter Harrold was recalled for insurance during New Jersey’s western Canada trip.

Tuesday the AHL announced a pair of suspensions stemming from Saturday night’s loss in Portland.  Mark Fraser was handed a 3 game sentence for a check to the head call, while Paul Thompson received two games for a goalie interference incident after running full speed into Pirates goaltender Louis Domingue during the second period.  Both will serve their sentences this weekend, with Thompson returning on Sunday.

11/21, Game #16 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: 10-7-1-0, 21 points, 1st place in East Division

Penguins Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Andrew Ebbett, 13 points (5 G, 8 A); 3 tied with 11 points

Jeff Zatkoff, 4-4-0-1, 2.22 GAA; Matt Murray, 4-3-1-1, 2.37 GAA

Notes:

-The Penguins rebounded from a 1-2 weekend to pick up a shutout win at home Wednesday night against Portland.

-Two of the top 5 PIM leaders in the league are Penguins: former Devil/River Rat Pierre-Luc Leblond and Bobby Farnham, who played a role in Darcy Zajac’s suspension the last time the two teams met.

-It’s the annual Word of Life night at the TU Center.  You’ve been warned, everyone.  But in all seriousness, this will mark the first home game with the chance for a substantial crowd, which may be a factor.

Listen: AHL Live, WILK 103.1

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @nafsnep, @WBSPenguins

11/22, Game #17 at Binghamton

Where: Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena, Binghamton, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 4.  Future matchups: March 1st and April 4th @ Albany; April 10th @ Binghamton

Standings:

Binghamton: 5-8-2-0, 12 points, tied for 4th place in East Division

Senators Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Chris Wideman, 17 points (8 G, 9 A); Jean-Gabriel Pageau, 10 points (4 G, 6 A); Matt Puempel, 9 points (4 G, 5 A)

Andrew Hammond, 3-8-2-0, 3.49 GAA; Scott Greenham, 2-0-0-0, 2.14 GAA

Notes:

-The Senators are coming off a weekend split in Norfolk, winning 5-2 on the 14th and losing 3-2 on Saturday.  They will host Manchester on Friday night.

-Leading scorer Chris Wideman was named the AHL Player of the Month for October after an 11 point  (6 G, 5 A) in 9 game stretch.

-Local ties: Former A-Devil Brad Mills is listed on the roster, but has yet to make an appearance due to injury and a 20 game suspension issued in late October for violating the AHL’s substance abuse policy.

Listen: AHL Live, Oldies 96.9

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @BSens_Hockey, @PSBSens, @PPPShow

11/23, Game #18 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 4-1.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 10-4-0-1, 21 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 players tied with 16 points

Kevin Poulin, 7-2-1-0, 2.23 GAA; David Leggio, 3-2-0-0, 3.02 GAA

Notes:

-The Sound Tigers are coming off a 2-1 weekend, sweeping Hartford in a home and home before losing to Springfield on home ice Sunday afternoon.  They travel to Springfield Friday and Hartford on Saturday.

-Bridgeport leads the AHL in goals per game with an even 4.00.  They also lead the league in first period goals (21) and are tied with Worcester for first in third period goals (22).

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

 

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Week 5 Photo Gallery

Scott Clemmensen

Scott Clemmensen

Tim Sestito with the faceoff...

Tim Sestito with the faceoff…

Stefan Matteau, Mike Sislo, Corbin McPherson

Stefan Matteau, Mike Sislo, Corbin McPherson

Peter Harrold

Peter Harrold

Seth Helgeson

Seth Helgeson

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Week 5 Primer

Albany Quick Hits:

-The Devils start the week at 6-1-1-1, good for 14 points and first place in the Northeast Division (and first place in the Eastern Conference).

-A little roster shuffling since Sunday night, even after the signing of Mark Fraser to a PTO:

Reid Boucher was returned to Albany late Sunday evening…and Steve Bernier was recalled on Monday to take his place.  He played in Tuesday night’s matchup against St. Louis, reunited with his old CBGB linemate Stephen Gionta.

And a shakeup between the pipes, as Scott Clemmensen and Keith Kinkaid have switched places, becoming official on Tuesday after Clemmensen cleared waivers.  With New Jersey about to start a 7 game in 11 day stretch, there may be a chance that Kinkaid may get his first NHL start at some point.

Speaking of goalies…Maxime Clermont finally has a home, as he was reassigned to ECHL Orlando on Tuesday.

11/5, Game #10 at Hartford

Where: XL Center, Hartford, CT.

When: 11:00 AM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.

Standings:

Hartford: 6-2-1-0, 13 points, 2nd place in Northeast Division

Wolfpack Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Mat Bodie, 8 points (1 G, 7 A); 4 tied with 7 points

Mackenzie Skapski, 2-0-0, 0.94 GAA; Cedrick Desjardins, 3-0-0, 2.55 GAA; Jason Missiaen, 1-2-1, 3.78 GAA

Notes:

-The Wolfpack is coming off a weekend sweep, defeating Lehigh Valley in Allentown on Saturday evening, then a quick turnaround at home against Worcester the next afternoon.  Hartford survived a late rally from the Sharks to pick up the win.

-Hartford is down to 6 defensemen thanks to injuries up top with the parent Rangers, losing Dylan McIlraith and Conor Allen to recalls earlier in the week.

-This will be the only morning/school day game the Devils will have on the schedule.  In their lone morning game last season, Keith Kinkaid shut out the Sound Tigers 3-0 in Bridgeport on December 10, 2013.

-Missed local tie: former Union College defenseman Mat Bodie currently leads the team in scoring.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @AlbanyDevils, @WolfPackAHL

11/8 & 11/9, Games #11 & #12 at Bridgeport

Where: Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport, CT.

When: 7:00 PM 11/8, 3:00 PM 11/9

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 2-1.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 5-3-0-1, 11 points, 3rd place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Harry Zolnierczyk, 9 points (3 G, 6 A); 2 tied with 8 points

Kevin Poulin, 3-1-1, 2.30 GAA; David Leggio, 2-2-0, 3.27 GAA

Notes:

-The Sound Tigers seem to be the only team that has figured out Albany so far…both Devil losses are against Bridgeport.

-After handing the Devils their first regulation loss on Saturday, Bridgeport returned home Sunday and lost to Springfield.  They take on Norfolk Wednesday morning in their own school day game before hosting Albany for the weekend.

-Bridgeport goaltender David Leggio got a little attention earlier this week for the old throw-the-net-off-the-moorings-to-prevent-a-2-on-0 trick.  He can list that on his resume under doing a dead on Pierre McGuire impression.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers, @fornabaioctp

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Photo Gallery: April Road Trip

Darcy Zajac

Darcy Zajac

Scott Wedgewood

Scott Wedgewood

Joe Whitney & Mike Hoeffel

Joe Whitney & Mike Hoeffel

Brandon Burlon

Brandon Burlon

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Reid Boucher...and say, that #34 looks familiar...

Reid Boucher…and say, that #34 looks familiar…

Seth Helgeson

Seth Helgeson

One last look at the GFCC ice.

One last look at the GFCC ice.

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