Tag Archives: Road Trip

Week 16 Photo Gallery

Alexandre Carrier

Alexandre Carrier

Corbin McPherson

Corbin McPherson

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Scott Clemmensen

Scott Clemmensen

Brandon Burlon

Brandon Burlon

Seth Helgeson

Seth Helgeson

Scott Wedgewood

Scott Wedgewood

The rest, including a few fight photos, all over on the Facebook page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 16 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the week with a 18-14-3-5 record, good for 44 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (8th in the Eastern Conference).

-With New Jersey starting their All Star Break on Tuesday, Joe Whitney has been sent back to Albany.  In his latest callup he appeared in two games and was scoreless.  In turn, Myles Bell was returned to Evansville, where he will particpate in tonight’s ECHL All Star Game in Orlando.  He was recalled on December 30th but never saw game action.

1/21, Game #41 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ.

When: 7:30 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 5-4.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 19-16-4-1, 43 points, 5th place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

3 players with 32 points

Kevin Poulin, 13-8-5, 2.39 GAA; David Leggio, 6-8-0, 3.74 GAA

Notes:

-Bridgeport is coming off a 1-1-1 weekend, losing to Providence in overtime then splitting a 2 game set with Syracuse on home ice.

-After seeing the Sound Tigers for nearly 1/3 of the first half, this is the final regular season matchup between the two teams.

-This is Albany’s third visit to New Jersey for a home game this season.  They won the first two in Atlantic City against Lehigh Valley on November 28th and December 14th.

-This is also the first appearance for a Devil AHL team in Prudential Center since February 3, 2010, when Lowell dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Hartford.  The goal scorers that night? Tim Sestito and Nathan Perkovich.  Current Portland goaltender Mike McKenna took the loss in net.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

1/23, Game #42 at Worcester; 1/24, Game #43 vs. Worcester

Where: DCU Center, Worcester, MA (1/23); Times Union Center, Albany, NY (1/24)

When: 7:30 PM (1/23); 2:00 PM (1/24)

Season Series: First meetings of 4.  Future matchups: March 13th @Albany; April 12th @ Worcester

Standings:

Worcester: 20-14-3-2, 45 points, 3rd place in Atlantic Division

Sharks Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Freddie Hamilton, 24 points (8 G, 16 A); Daniil Tarasov, 23 points (10 G, 13 A); Jeremy Langlois, 21 points (11 G, 10 A)

Troy Grosenick, 15-6-3, 2.67 GAA; J.P. Anderson, 4-6-1, 2.71 GAA

Notes:

-The Sharks start the week the hottest team in the AHL, rattling off seven straight wins.  They travel to Portland on Wednesday before the weekend series with the Devils.

-Local ties: Former Devils defenseman Matt Taormina is the Sharks’ lone AHL All Star representative.  Troy Grosenick, former Union goaltender, is in his second professional season.

-Saturday is a busy day in downtown Albany for the home half of the series: it’s GE Kids in Free Day and Devil Dawg’s birthday (meaning multiple mascots around the building).  It’s also the first half of a hockey doubleheader at the Times Union Center, as RPI takes on Union for the annual Mayor’s Cup in the nightcap.

Listen: AHL LiveWTAG 580 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @WorcesterSharks, @WSharksRadio

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 14 Photo Gallery

Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Scott Clemmensen

Scott Clemmensen

Mike Keenan & Cam Janssen

Mike Keenan & Cam Janssen

Maxime Clermont

Maxime Clermont

Your current first line...

Your current first line…

Preparing for a faceoff...

Preparing for a faceoff…

The rest can be found as always over on the Facebook page…

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 14 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany begins the weekend with a 15-12-2-5 record, good for 37 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (and 10th in the Eastern Conference).

-On Wednesday, two promising signs were on ice for practice, as Scott Clemmensen (mumps) and Raman Hrabarenka (facial, etc.) skated for the first time since going down with illness/injury.  Clemmensen has been cleared to play, and may see action this weekend.  Maxime Clermont is staying put as a third goalie for the time being.

-Thursday Paul Thompson scored two more goals without having to lift a finger, as the league changed the scoring on Friday night’s lone goal against the Crunch (originally credited to Ben Thomson) and Sunday’s 3rd goal against Bridgeport (given to Mike Sislo).  He is now up to 17 goals on the season.

1/9, Game #35 vs. Hershey

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: First meeting of 4.  Future matchups: January 17th @ Hershey; February 13th @ Albany; February 28th @ Hershey

Standings:

Hershey: 17-12-4-1, 39 points, 2nd place in East Division

Bears Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Tim Kennedy, 27 points (2 G, 25 A); Kris Newbury, 25 points (11 G, 14 A); Connor Carrick, 19 points (4 G, 15 A)

Pheonix Copley, 6-3-1, 2.00 GAA; Philipp Grubauer, 11-9-4, 2.09 GAA

Notes:

-This is the first trip to the Capital Region for Hershey since March 29, 2013, a 5-3 Albany win.  Both home matchups last season were at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

-The Bears start a 3 in 3 weekend of their own, returning to home ice to take on Norfolk in a Saturday-Sunday series.  They are coming off a 2-1 week, including a home and home split with the Penguins Wednesday and Saturday.

-The Devils may have dodged a bullet as leading goal scorer Kris Newbury (illness) and goaltender Philipp Grubauer (injured) did not make the trip.

-Local ties: A very familiar face behind the bench to River Rat fans, as former defenseman Bryan Helmer is an assistant coach.  After winning his first Calder Cup with the Rats in 1995, he won back to back Cups as captain of the Bears in 2009 and 2010.  And per the Patriot-News, former Rats goaltender Justin Peters is scheduled to be in goal on a conditioning assignment.  He has not seen much action as Braden Holtby’s backup in Washington, last playing on November 29th in Toronto.  This is Peters’ first trip back to Albany since the final River Rats game on April 29, 2010, when he lost to Holtby in Game 4 of the East Division Finals in overtime against the Bears.

Listen: AHL Live, The Ticket 1460 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheHersheyBears

1/10, Game #36 vs. Bridgeport

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Bridgeport leads 5-3.

Standings:

Bridgeport: 16-14-3-1, 36 points, 5th place in Northeast Division

Sound Tigers Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 29 points

Kevin Poulin, 11-7-4, 2.47 GAA; David Leggio, 5-7-0, 3.65 GAA

Notes:

-This is the second stop on a 4 game road trip for the Sound Tigers, as they first go to Portland on Friday.  They take on Hartford on Sunday afternoon, then head to Providence next Friday.

-Matchup #9 of the season between the two teams, the last one in Albany.  #10 is considered a home game, but will be at Prudential Center on January 21st.

-If you’re a dog owner, or love dogs, it’s your lucky day.  Saturday marks the fifth annual Pucks and Paws day at the arena.  Fans can get $13 tickets, with $5 tickets if they bring their dog to the game.  The dog ticket proceeds will go to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, who usually have a few dogs up for adoption on hand.  (Side note: Mohawk Hudson was where my cat Sascha was adopted from.)  The proper hashtag? #RaiseTheWoof.

Listen: AHL Live

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheSoundTigers

1/11, Game #37 at Springfield

Where: Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA.

When: 3:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 2-0.

Standings:

Springfield: 24-10-2-0, 50 points, 1st place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 29 points (9 G, 20 A); Luke Adam, 28 points (12 G, 16 A); T.J. Tynan, 23 points (4 G, 19 A)

Anton Forsberg, 16-4-0, 1.93 GAA; Oscar Dansk, 5-3-2, 3.55 GAA

Notes:

-The Falcons are coming off a 3 in 3 weekend where they went 2-1: after losing in Portland on the 2nd, they rallied from a two goal deficit to beat Worcester in a shootout on Saturday, then defeated Manchester in overtime on Sunday.

-This game marks the end of a 3 in 3 for Springfield as well; they travel to Providence on Friday and host Hartford on Saturday.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 12 Photo Gallery

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson

Reid Boucher

Reid Boucher

Joe Whitney

Joe Whitney

Second period faceoff...

Second period faceoff…

Maxime Clermont

Maxime Clermont

Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly

Extended gallery, including fight photos from Friday, over on the Facebook page!

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Week 12 Primer

Devils Quick Hits:

-Albany returns from the Christmas break with a record of 13-10-1-4, good for 31 points and 4th place in the Northeast Division (8th in the Eastern Conference).

-A lot of Thruway travel for Tim Sestito this week.  He and Mike Sislo returned to the Albany roster on Sunday after both appeared in Saturday’s loss to the Capitals.  But Sestito was right back in New Jersey on Monday, and in the lineup for the Devils’ shootout loss to Carolina on Tuesday.  He was then reassigned to Albany on Wednesday.  So we’ll see if he’s still around this weekend or if he ends up in New York on Saturday when New Jersey travels to MSG to take on the Rangers.

-Per the AHL transactions, Maxime Clermont has been recalled from Orlando.  Stay tuned as to who he will be sitting in for.

12/26, Game #29 at Syracuse

Where: Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter, Syracuse, NY.

When: 7:00 PM.

Season Series: Syracuse leads 2-0.

Standings:

Syracuse: 19-7-3-0, 41 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Crunch Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

2 tied with 24 points

Andrei Vasilevskiy, 8-3-3, 2.34 GAA; Kristers Gudlevskis, 11-4-0, 2.69 GAA

Notes:

-The Crunch are looking to build on a 9 game winning streak, the longest since becoming Tampa Bay’s affiliate after the 2011-12 season.

-The Lightning returned goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to the Crunch on Wednesday, after earning his second NHL win against Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.

Listen: AHL Live, ESPN Radio Syracuse

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @SyracuseCrunch, @syrhockey, @Allovimo

12/27, Game #30 vs. Springfield

Where: Times Union Center, Albany, NY.

When: 5:00 PM.

Season Series: Albany leads 1-0.

Standings:

Springfield: 20-9-1-0, 41 points, tied for 1st place in Northeast Division

Falcons Leading Scorers/Goaltending:

Austin Madaisky, 25 points (9 G, 16 A); Luke Adam, 22 points (9 G, 13 A combined w/RCH); 2 with 19 points

Anton Forsberg, 13-3-0, 1.81 GAA; Oscar Dansk, 4-3-1, 3.62 GAA

Notes:

-The Falcons begin the week with a modest two game winning streak after sweeping the weekend with wins in Binghamton and Hershey.  They will travel to Hartford on Friday before coming to the Capital Region on Saturday.

-For the first Capital Region home game since December 7th, it’s a holiday special: $10 tickets (box office only) and the first 1500 get a free helmet bank.

Listen: AHL Live, WHYN 560 AM

Twitter: @trace_1114, @AlbanyDevils, @TheFalconsAHL, @KatyLovesHockey

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

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

As always, extended gallery on the Facebook page.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized