Albany Devils Run Winning Streak To Five Games
What a nice turn around it has been for the Albany Devils. After being unable to string together two wins in a row early in the season, all of a sudden they have reeled off five straight wins after downing beating the Connecticut Whale on the road Friday night 4-3.
With the wins has come the scoring and the belief that no deficit can be over come. Friday is a perfect example of both. Three times the Devils fell behind a goal and three times they charged back. In fact the only lead of the game for the Devils came with just over two minutes left.
Ryan Bourque staked the Whale to a 1-0 lead after the first period. The second period turned wide open. Tim Sestito, Eric Gelinas, and Bobby Butler all scored in the second surrounded by two Whale goals made for a 3-3 tie after two. For the red hot Butler it is now five goals in two games. Albany dominated the territory outshooting Connecticut 17-5.
The tense game remained dead locked at three until Harri Pesonen took a feed from Jacob Josefson and broke in alone and beat Whale goaltender Cameron Talbot at the 17:41 mark to win the game.
In winning for the fifth straight game Albany ties a franchise record. It is the fourth time they have strung together a franchise high five game winning streak. Three other times the franchise has won five straight, accomplishing the feat back in November of 2008, November of 2009, and March of 2011. They look to set a new franchise record when they entertain the Providence Bruins at the Times Union Center Saturday night.