Devils Extend Point Streak To 4 Games Despite Loss In Scranton
Considering they were using a goalie who hasn't played in the AHL since 2012 the Albany Devils managed to scratch out a point despite losing Saturday night 2-1 in sudden death shootout action.
Maxime Clarmont, seeing his 1st action for the Devils since April, 2012 was solid in his return, stopping 30 of 31 shots in regulation and over time. he also stoned the 1st 2 shootout attempts as that adventure went to sudden death. He was beaten 3 times. Albany scored twice in the shoot out session. The loss cost the Devils a point but extended their current streak to 4 games getting at least a point, including 3 wins.
Clarmont was returned to Albany from Elmira of the ECHL after Albany's Keith Kinkaid was called up to New Jersey. Jeff Frazee had gotten all the starts since Kinkaid's call up last week.
Darcy Zajac scored the only regulation goal for the Devils, his 3rd in 2 games. Scranton Wilkes-Barre goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped 26 Albany shots to pick up his 18th win on the season.
The Devils finish off their 3 games in 3 days weekend adventure when they tangle with their regional rival the Phantoms of Glens Falls on Sunday. The Devils have already wrapped up the Time Warner Cable Cup, an award these 2 rivals play for surging the regular season. The Devils are 6-2-0-1 vs the Phantoms so far this season.