Devils Year 1 Review, Part 2: By the Numbers…

In Part 1, I gave the stats. For Part 2…thought I’d have some fun with numbers. Team, myself, whatever I could think of related to the past season. Here we go:

5,235: The attendance figure for the first Devil home opener on October 9th.

1,323: Lowest attendance mark, on December 1st vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

5,944: Highest attendance mark, on February 20th vs. Adirondack.

3,114: Final average attendance.

So there you have it. I may update this entry on occasion if anything else comes to mind. Stay tuned for the 3rd and final installment of the season review…

84: Team high penalty minutes in a game, on January 21st in Hershey. If only Louis hadn’t run Sabourin…

8: Number of AHL cities I saw at least one game in this season (Albany, Adirondack, Binghamton, Syracuse, Springfield, Worcester, Wilkes-Barre, Bridgeport)

50: If I counted right, number of games I went to this year.

4: Penalty shots, 2 on each side. Michael Swift and Adam Henrique were successful, Dave Caruso stopped Nicolas Blanchard in Charlotte, and Paul Byron scored on Mike McKenna.

47: Number of players who appeared in at least one game for the Devils.

20: Number of players who appeared in at least one game for both Albany and New Jersey.

9: Number of Albany players who made their NHL debut this season.

9: Most goals given up by Albany to an opponent, to the Phantoms on April 1st.

6: Most goals scored in a game, accomplished 5 times: January 15th vs. Springfield, January 25th at Bridgeport, March 16th at Syracuse, March 19th at Norfolk, March 29th vs. Adirondack.

4: Most goals by one player, Chad Wiseman in the comeback win over Bridgeport on March 9th.

9:03: Time it took in the 3rd period for Wiseman to score all 4 goals.

8:59: Time it took on February 18th for the Devils to score 4 times in a comeback win against the Sharks in Albany. Ironically enough, the winning goal was by recently acquired Steve Zalewski, who was a Shark.

1: Second left on the clock after Binghamton scored the winning goal in overtime on February 19th. Talk about karma.

8: Most fights in one game, accomplished against Syracuse on March 13th in Albany, a 4-1 win.

4: Number of times Pierre Luc Leblond and Hershey’s Joel Rechlicz fought. Yes I looked it up.

0: Number of wins against Hershey, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Manchester, and Portland.

30: League rank for points, attendance, and power play success.


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