Devils Goalie Keith Kinkaid Stops 44 Shots-Devils Win Over Adirondack Phantoms
In a wild game that went back and forth the Albany Devils pushed back and won a road game against their nearest rival the Adirondack Phantoms 3-2 Saturday night.
Keith Kinkaid whose solid work has been lost due to the team's scoring problems was terrific, stopping 44 of 46 attempts by the Phantoms in leading the Devils to victory.
The victory snapped the Devils skid at four games and was also the team's AHL low fifth win of the year. Three of them have come at the hands of the Phantoms.
Joe Whitney of the Devils scored with just three seconds left in the opening period to break the scoreless tie. With that goal came energy and Albany made it 2-0 quickly, in fact, 31 seconds into the second period, as Jacob Josefson made it 2-0 Albany. Adirondack struck before the end of the period to make it 2-1 after two periods.
Albany's Mattias Tedenby gave his team a rare two goal cushion to work with scoring 4:16 into the third. A late Phantom goal gave some anxiety to the Devils but they held on for victory. Make no mistake though, the star of the game was the net minder Kinkaid. He stopped 13 shots in the first, 15 in the second and 16 in the third period.
One thing did not change and that was Albany's lousy power play, going 0-2 on the night.