Recent Results: Jan. 23, 25, 26
Wed., Jan. 23 at Times Union Center
Albany 2 vs. Springfield 4
The Devils could not overcome a two-goal deficit and were downed 4-2 by the Falcons Wednesday at Times Union Center. The loss snapped a three-game point streak for the Devils and marked the first time the team failed to register a point against the division-leading Falcons.
Mike Sislo scored shorthanded, Joe Whitney chipped in a goal and Bobby Butler added an assist. In goal, Jeff Frazee made 29 saves on 33 shots.
For Springfield, Michael Chaput had a goal and two assists and Tomas Kubalik registered a goal and a helper. Cody Goloubef and Scott Howes also scored. In goal, Allen York made 25 saves on 27 attempts.
Fri., Jan. 25 at Glens Falls Civic Center
Albany 4 at Adirondack 1
Backed by two Joe Whitney goals, a Matt Anderson tally and a Kelly Zajac marker, the Devils extended their winning streak at Glens Falls Civic Center with a 4-1 victory against the Phantoms. Keith Kinkaid made 26 saves, including denying Harry Zolnierczyk on a penalty shot opportunity at 6:19 of the third.
Albany jumped out to a 2-0 advantage with goals by Whitney at 12:36 of the first and Anderson at 9:28 of the second. Adirondack’s Matthew Ford cut into the Devils’ lead at 11:16 of the second with a power play goal. In the third, Whitney struck again at 10:46 and Zajac concluded the scoring at 13:00.
Steve Zalewski joined Whitney with a multi-point performance. Zalewski registered assists on both of Whitney’s tallies.
Sat., Jan. 26 at Times Union Center
Albany 5 vs. Adirondack 2
Not only did the Devils secure the Time Warner Cable Cup with a 5-2 victory against the Phantoms, but they did so in front of a record crowd of 10,218 Saturday at Times Union Center. Harri Pesonen’s two goals led the charge as the Devils improved to 6-1-0-1 against their Northway Rivals.
Joining Pesonen with goals were Steve Zalewski, Bobby Butler and Darcy Zajac. Phil DeSimone, Eric Gelinas and Tim Sestito each posted a pair of helpers. In goal, Keith Kinkaid improved to 14-8-4 by turning aside 26 shots for his second consecutive victory.
The Devils took control of the game with goals early and often. Zalewski scored at 4:02 and was followed by Pesonen at 10:55 and Butler at 14:30. After Pesonen’s second tally at 4:07 of the third was sandwiched between a pair of Adirondack goals, Zajac finished the scoring with an empty-netter at 19:47.