Great Comeback Goes For Naught As The Devils lose In Atlantic City
Are great comebacks really that great if they fall short of victory? Ask the Seattle Seahawks for their view. Ask the Albany Devils for their take. While the meaning of the 2 games differ greatly when a stirring comeback falls short it still means a loss.
Such was the fate for the Devils Sunday in Atlantic City, rallying from down 2 goals late but watching that comeback go by the wayside o a late goal by Bridgeport.
Down 4-2 late in the 3rd period the Devils scored 2 fast goals. 1st Joe Whitney lit the lamp followed by Chris McKelive just 1 minute and 36 seconds later tied the game at 4. However with only 2.43 left a goalie interference penalty started the hard luck loss.
Bridgeport’s Matt Donovan’s converted the ill timed Albany penalty into a power play goal and a game winner for the Sound Tigers.
The day also marked a total pillaging of the Albany Devils roster. With the ratification of the new NHL labor deal by the players teams got down to the business of building their rosters and getting ready for the opener on Saturday. Albany lost due to recall a handful of players to their New jersey parent club. Called up were Bobby Butler, Jacob Josefson, Adam Larsson, Harri Pesonen, Tim Sestito, and Mattias Tedenby. In addition 2 players were released from their AHL contracts. They were Stephen Gionta and Matthew Corrente.
The new look Devils will next take the ice Friday night when they play at Adirondack. Face off will be 7:05 P.M.