INSIDE HOCKEY » Albany Devils Get Inside! Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:15:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Photo Gallery: Bruins @ Devils (04/12/14) Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:55:17 +0000

In Albany, New York, in a shootout between the Albany Devils and  Providence Bruins, the Devils’ Joe Whitney netted the winning goal as the Devils defeated the Bruins by a score of 2-1.  The “3 Stars of the game were #3 ALB Joe Whitney, #2 PRO Niklas Svedberg, #1 ALB Harri Pesonen. Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Devils @ Crunch (4/04/14) Mon, 07 Apr 2014 01:15:32 +0000

Crunch take a 2-1 victory over the Albany Devils. Evan Rankin beat the Devil net minder scoring in the third period. #35 Kristers Gudlevskis stopped 16 of 17 shots on goal. #24 J.P. Cote took a Devil to the woodshed and gave him a beat down.

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Photo Gallery: Devils @ Crunch (3/22/14) Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:14:51 +0000

The Albany Devils defeated the Syracuse Crunch 6-2 on Saturday night, March 22nd at the Onondaga War Memorial.  Chris Beavers photographed the game for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: WBS Pens vs. Albany Devils (3/23/14) Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:43:33 +0000

March 23, 2014; Atlantic City, NJ: The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins defeated the Albany Devils 3-2 in overtime at the Historic Boardwalk Hall. (Bill Stahl / Inside Hockey)

3 Stars of The Game

1) WBS Chuck Kobasew
2) WBS Brendan Mikkelson
3) ALB Darcy Zajac

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Photo Gallery: WBS Penguins @ Albany Devils (3/1/14) Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:33:02 +0000

March 1, 2014: Atlantic City, NJ: The Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins defeated the Albany Devils 2-1 at the Historic Boardwalk Hall. Brendan Mikkelson and Tom Kostopoulos would score third period goals for the Pens. (Bill Stahl / Inside Hockey)

3 Stars of the Game

1) WBS Tom Kostopoulos
2) WBS Brendan Mikkelson
3) ALB Mike Sislo

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Photo Gallery: Albany vs Bears (02/14/14) Mon, 17 Feb 2014 20:56:38 +0000

February 14, 2014 Atlantic City, NJ: The Hershey Bears defeated the Albany Devils 3-2 at the Historic Boardwalk Hall in a shootout. (Bill Stahl / Inside Hockey)

3 Stars of the game:

1) HER – Philipp Grubauer
2) ALB – Stefan Matteau
3) HER – Michael Latta

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Sens Lack Sympathy, Blow Out Devils Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:13:01 +0000

BINGHAMTON – The Binghamton Senators made it look easy on Friday night in front of 3023 fans at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena as they defeated the Albany Devils 5-2. Binghamton was powered by a flurry of goal scorers, including Derek Grant who scored two goals. Added into the mix was Matt Puempel, who scored on this, his 21st birthday. That calls for a celebration.

“It’s a good day, that’s for sure,” Puempel exclaimed at the start of his interview.

“I had some family come to town and the game spoke for itself,” he continued.

It was Albany (23-12-3-3 52 points, 2nd Northeast) that stuck first just over a minute in as Stefan Matteau scored his seventh goal at the 1:09 mark. Mattias Tedenbe had the initial shot of the wraparound, but Binghamton netminder Andrew Hammond made the stop with his pad, inadvertently sending the puck through the crease to Artem Demkov who passed it to Matteau who let go a hard shot to make it 1-0 Devils.

“Once we got through the first penalty kill and we got our legs under us I thought we did a really great job of skating,” coach Luke Richardson said.

The Sens (26-12-0-3 53 points, 1st East) were able to scrape together a goal to knot it up, but it was a sluggish period for both teams until a penalty on Chris McKelvie put Binghamton on their second powerplay of the night.

Mike Hoffman, who was playing the right point, fed it to defenseman Chris Wideman on the left side. Wideman let go a hard shot that was redirected by Puempel’s stick to make it a 1-1 tie. It was Puempel’s 15th of the year at 15:27.

“It was a real good look by Wideman,” Puempel said. “When it’s a high tip like that it’s all about the shooter and the tipper just has to get a stick on it.

“It was a good screen by Cole Schneider.”

The second stanza belonged to the Senators, as they exploded for three goals, equating to  a total of five unanswered. After a very early penalty to Andre Petersson, Grant set the tone with his third shorthanded goal of the year and fifth overall.

It was a choppy pass from Corey Cowick that set up the play, the 14th shorthanded goal for the team, at 1:25. Grant was positioned at the blue line and a choppy pass found his stick and he was able to fake out the goalie to make 2-1.

“I saw an opening through the middle,” Grant said. “I was able to knock it down and I think their D was caught flat footed. I knew I had some time.”

“You’re out against the power play,” Cowick explained. “Those guys are the best players and you want to outwork them and shut them down. It’s almost salt in the wounds when you score a [penalty kill] goal. It shuts the whole team down.”

Binghamton never looked back.

“I thought we really took over the game once we got that shorthanded goal,” Richardson said.

“We’re starting to learn to finish teams now,” Cowick said. “In the beginning of the year we’d have teams down and out and all of the sudden they’d trickle back in. We’d have ourselves in overtime or a shootout. I think our killer instinct is starting to come in.”

At the 14:57 mark, David Dziurzynski had a wrap around attempt that Keith Kinkaid stopped with the pad. Much like the Albany goal, it went right to Cowick who took the shot as he was falling down to make it 3-1 on his eighth of the year. Wacey Hamilton also found the scoresheet on the goal.

“I was fortunate enough to be in the right situation,” Cowick said.

Just 1:59 later (at 16:56) Shane Prince got a feed from Petersson, who was in the right circle. On the wheel play, Prince was in the left slot and wristed his ninth of the year to put the game well out of reach at 4-1. Jim O’Brien assisted on the goal.

1:26 into the final period,  Grant lit the lamp again, this time taking the puck away from the defender tying up Puempel. Grant skated from the left circle into the slot and made it 5-1 with one flick of the wrist, netting his sixth of the year and 2nd of the night. Wideman had the other assist.

Albany had the last word, however. Scott Timmins tipped in a weak shot from Alexander Urbom at 17:56 to make it 5-2. It was a weak goal that put a slight damper on an otherwise stellar performance for Hammond. The goalie stopped 27 shots and stood on his head to keep the game from getting close in the third.

Binghamton is rolling, having scored 17 goals in their last 3 games (6,6,5) since losing to Adirondack January 15. They take on the Rochester Americans Saturday at 7 while Albany heads home to battle the Phantoms. The two teams will meet again Sunday at the Times Union Center.


  • Nathan Lawson missed his fourth straight game after coming down with possibly flu-like symptoms that may be related to food poisoning, according to Richardson. He will be a game time decision tomorrow night.
  • Kinkaid was assessed a misconduct 17:30 into the 2nd for intentionally hitting a puck out of play. We will be on the lookout for a possible suspension from this offense.


  • Zach Boychuck had a hat trick (16,17,18) as the Charlotte Checkers steamrolled the Oklahoma City Barons 9-3
  • GOALIE FIGHT: In Norfolk, Penguins goalie Jeff Deslauriers and Admirals netminder John Gibson went at it 6:09 into the second. Deslauriers was disciplined to 19 penalty minutes, including a game misconduct for the altercation, and was replaced by Eric Hartzell. Gibson was assessed a double minor for the altercation. The Penguins lost the game 4-1.


1. Derek Grant (BIN) 2 G

2. Corey Cowick (BIN) G, A

3. Matt Puempel (BIN) G

Honorable Mention: Andrew Hammond (BIN) W, 27 Sv

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Photo Gallery: Devils @ Bears 01/19/14 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:22:48 +0000

   HERSHEY, Pa. — At Giant Arena, Hershey Bears defenseman David Kolomatis scored the tying goal against the Albany Devils at the 16:56 mark of the third period on Sunday. The game ended in a shootout with the Bears beating the Devils, 4-3. The “3 Stars of the Game” were #3 HER Dustin Gazley, #2 ALB Rod Pelley, #1 HER David Kolomatis. Photos taken by Steve Rusyn for Inside Hockey.

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Photo Gallery: Bears vs. Albany (1/12/14) Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:54:00 +0000

January 12, 2014: Atlantic City, NJ: The Hershey Bears defeated the Albany Devils 4-1 at the Historic Boardwalk Hall. Hershey netminder Riley Gill earned his first AHL win by stopping 29 of 30 Albany shots. (Inside Hockey / Bill Stahl)

3 Stars of the game:

1) Hershey – Riley Gill
2) Hershey – Jeff Taffe
3) Hershey – Dustin Gazley

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