Eric Gelinas scored a first period tally for the Albany Devils Saturday night. However, that's all the Devils scored in losing to the Springfield Falcons Saturday night on the road, 2-1.

Springfield scored the first goal of the game, then was kept at bay the rest of the contest until the shootout, that is, when the Falcons outscored the Devils 2-1 to get the win and the two points in the standings.

The Devils got a solid effort from their goalie Jeff Frazee. He stopped 23 of 24 shots after an early goal by Springfield's Nick Drazenovic.

The only other Devils to make the score sheet were Joe Whitney and Mike Sislo, who both assisted on the Gelinas goal.

Albany will return to the ice on the Atlantic City boardwalk when they take on rival Adirondack for the first of four meetings in the next two weeks on Sunday.