Albany Devils Win Two Straight For The First Time All Year
Bolstered by some new (old) blood, this in the form of New Jersey Devil Stephen Gionta, the Albany Devils accomplished something they hadn't all season, winning their second straight game by defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-1 in front of 3,000 fans Saturday at the Times Union Center.
The Devils dominated the territory in the first period, allowing only three shots on goal. Joe Whitney scored in the first for Albany and the Devils took a 1-0 lead into the dressing room. A 5-3 power play goal by Bobby Butler made it 2-0 Devils in the second. Chad Wiseman also lit the lamp for the Devs and they took a commanding 3-0 lead after two periods.
Bridgeport broke up the shutout attempt with just over two minutes left in the hockey game denying Keith Kinkaid a shutout. The net minder picked up his third win of the year stopping 22 of 23 shots by the Sound Tigers.
Gionta is Albany's all time leader in games played, points and shots on goal and figures to get much of the playing time given up with the injury to Adam Henrique.
The Devils will now look to get greedy and make it three straight when they visit the Connecticut Whale for a Sunday afternoon contest that begins at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
In off ice moves the team announced they would hold a Teddy Bear Toss after the first period of their game on December 15th against the Providence Bruins. Donations will assist the Boys and Girls Club and the Albany Police Athletic League. It is also a fan promotion night from Papa Johns. For more information on the events of the night you can call the Albany Devils ticket office 518-4-Devils.