Welcome to my 3rd annual Devils year in review. As I have done the last two seasons, I will be presenting the season in review in three parts: stats, some fun with numbers, and what I learned on and off the ice.
And now, Part 2: Fun With Numbers (in random order):
12: Shootout losses, a new AHL record.
9: AHL cities I saw at least one game (Albany, Adirondack, Connecticut, Bridgeport, Springfield, Worcester, Binghamton, Syracuse, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton).
3: Teams that swept the season series (Manchester, Portland, Providence).
1: Series sweeps (Worcester).
10,218: Attendance on January 26th vs. Adirondack, a franchise record.
2,209: Lowest attendance, on March 27th vs. St. John’s.
11: Total shots in a 4-0 loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on April 6th (season league low).
47: Most shots, on February 10th at Binghamton.
6: Most goals in a game, on December 12th vs. Wilkes-Barre Scranton and February 24th vs. Hershey.
7: Most goals allowed, on January 11th at Manchester.
55: Most penalty minutes in one game, on February 13th vs. Syracuse.
42: Number of players who made at least one appearance in an Albany uniform.
13: Albany players who played at least one game in New Jersey.
2: ECHL affiliates used (Trenton and Elmira).
4: Albany players that made their NHL debut this season.
0:39: Time lapse for a regulation win to turn into an OT loss at Norfolk on December 22nd.
7:58: Time lapse to erase a 2-0 deficit in Syracuse on February 9th with 3 goals.
9: Attempts before finally winning a shootout on February 5th in Connecticut.
9: Most shootout rounds, on December 15th vs. Providence.
0: Number of wins in overtime.
8: Most wins against 1 opponent (naturally, Adirondack).
4: Penalty shots awarded (2 to Harri Pesonen, 1 to Adam Henrique, 1 to Phil DeSimone).
6: Penalty shots faced (4 by Jeff Frazee, 2 by Keith Kinkaid).
6: Shootout losses by Keith Kinkaid (tied for first in the league).
6: Shootout goals by Mike Sislo (tied for first in the league).
146,696: Total home attendance (including 4 games in Atlantic City).
2: AHL Players of the Week (Bobby Butler in December, Matt Anderson in January).
7: Goal scoring streak at home by Joe Whitney from February 24th-March 30th (tied for first in the league).
4: Goals in one game for Bobby Butler on December 12th (tied with 1 other for season league high).
1: Shot in the first period on April 6th in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (tied for league season low).
0: Number of players to play in all 76 games.
22: Most often assigned uniform number (J.S. Berube, Stephen Gionta, Cam Janssen, J.S. Berube again).
I may add to this list as I think of more.
Stay tuned for Part 3, What I Learned…