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2011-12 Albany Devils thread

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Albany Notes:

Defenseman Jay Leach, who hasn’t played since Nov. 5 because of a lower-body injury, may return to the Albany lineup this week. The Devils have home games Wednesday (vs. Syracuse), Friday (vs. Worcester) and Saturday (vs. Springfield).

Captain Stephen Gionta, who missed the road trip with an upper-body injury, and forward Vladimir Zharhov, who has missed the past three games because of illness, are expected to play Wednesday night.

Defenseman Matt Corrente, sidelined since Nov. 11 with an upper-body injury, will not return this week, Kowalsky said. Forward Steve Bernier, who injured his thumb late in the Dec. 4 home game against Rochester, likely won’t return until at least mid-January.

“He’s quietly been a big leader for us in many ways, and he plays a lot of minutes,” Kowkasky said. “That’s a tough loss. We’re looking at a minimum of four weeks.”

ECHL Action:

Kalamazoo defeated Cincinnati 4-2: Young (E, 5 PIM - Fighting), Haczyk (Goal, +1, 4 Shots), and Clermont did not play.

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Albany lost to Syracuse 3-2 in overtime. Scoring for the Devils was Zharkov (Harrold) and Zalewski (Zharkov and Gionta). Frazee stopped 35 of 38 shots. Zharkov's strong game (G, A, +2, 6 shots) earned him 2nd star. Syracuse won the game with .4 seconds left in overtime. As most of you know Palmieri was sent down today and played (+1, 5 shots). Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Friday against Worcester at 7:00.

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Albany lost to Worcester 5-1. Scoring the lone Devil goal was Zalewski (Whitney and Gionta). Kinkaid stopped 33 of 38 shots. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Saturday against Springfield at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Cincinnati 7-3: Haczyk (2 Goals, E, 4 Shots) and Clermont did not play.

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Albany lost to Springfield 2-1 after an 11 round shoot out. Scoring for the Devils was Zajac (PP, Zharkov and Harrold) including Wiseman, Anderson, and Gelinas in the shoot out. Frazee stopped 25 of 26 shots including 7 of 11 in the shoot out, earning him 2nd star. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Monday against Wilkes-Barre at 7:05.

Kalamazoo lost to Elmira 4-3: Haczyk (2 Assists, +2, 5 Shots) and Clermont (Stopped 30 of 34 shots, Stopped penalty shot) for Kalamazoo. New Devils property, Timo Pielmeier is still playing for Elmira and picked up the win tonight (Stopped 27 of 30 Shots).

Trenton defeated Toledo 5-3: Berube (Assist - PP, +1, 3 Shots, 2 PIM (Interference).

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Trenton lost to Toledo 5-1: Berube (-2, 3 Shots)

ECHL Season Stats:

Kalamazoo:

Harry Young (D): 13 GP 0 G 2 A 2 Pts -5 19 PIM 0 SH%

Joe Sova (D): 18 GP 2 G 5 A 7 Pts +10 22 PIM 6.06 SH%

Brian Haczyk (F): 26 GP 5 G 4 A 9 Pts +6 6 PIM 8.93 SH%

Maxime Clermont (G): 8 GP 4-2 3.17 GAA .894 SV% 436 MIN 23 GA 193 SV

Trenton:

J.S. Berube (F): 11 GP 2 G 7 A 9 Pts +3 14 PIM 6.90 SH%

Elmira:

Timo Pielmeier (G): 12 GP 5-5 3.25 GAA .899 SV% 646 MIN 35 GA 311 SV

#NJDevils #prospects ECHL Stats:

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Albany defeated Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2-1. Hoeffel scored twice for the Devils, with Burlon and Sislo receiving assist on the 1st goal and Zajac on the 2nd, earning himself 1st star. Frazee stopped 25 of 26 shots, earning 3rd star. The victory snaps a 5 game losing streak. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Wednesday against Binghamton at 7:00.

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Albany defeated Binghamton 3-0. Scoring for the Devils was Sova (Sislo and Zharkov), Zharkov (Whitney and Anderson), and Palmieri (EN, Mills and Zharkov). Kinkaid stopped all 36 shots he faced and earned 1st star. Zharkov's 3 point night earned him 2nd star. Former Devil Mike McKenna earned 3rd star stopping 41 of 43 shots. Corrente returned to the line up for the 1st time since November 11, ending up a +1 for the night. Timo Pielmeier was called up to back up Kinkaid since Frazee suffered a hand injury in the last game. Frazee's injury doesn't seem to be anything to worry about. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Zharkov: 20 GP 3 G 11 A 14 Pts +1 9 PIM 8.82 SH%

Their next game is Monday against Binghamton at 7:05.

Kalamazoo lost to Cincinnati 5-1: Haczyk (-1, 2 Shots) and Clermont (41 Saves on 46 Shots). Kalamazoo managed just 14 shots the whole game so it doesn't seem like Clermont had much of a chance.

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Zharkov leading the team in points/game? Must be some kind of miracle.

He actually looks pretty good in that highlight video, creating a couple chances there. I wonder if he'll have another shot with the big club again this season. But as long as he's staying in the Devils' system, maybe some time in Albany is best for him.

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Zharkov leading the team in points/game? Must be some kind of miracle.

He's been one of the top point getters for the minor league team since he joined them.

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Kalamazoo lost to Toledo 2-1: Young (E), Haczyk (E, 1 Shot), and Clermont (DNP).

Trenton lost to Florida 6-3: Berube (-1, 2 PIM - Slashing, 2 Shots).

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Albany lost to Binghamton 8-3. Scoring for the Devils was Gelinas (Zharkov and Whitney), Sislo (PP, Whitney and Kinkaid), and Whitney (Banwell). Kinkaid stopped 16 of 22 shots in 42:11 before giving way to Pielmeier who stopped 8 of 10 shots in 17:49 in his Devils debut. Albany outshot Binghamton 39 to 32. Here is the gamesheet. I'll edit in highlights if they are made available.

Their next game is Tuesday against Connecticut at 7:00.

Also note, Kinkaid was named AHL Player of the Week last week.

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Albany lost to Connecticut 3-2. Scoring for the Devils was Gelinas (PP, Burlon and Zalewski) and Veilleux (PP, Gelinas and Anderson). Kinkaid stopped 24 of 27 shots. With a goal and an assist Gelinas was named 3rd star and has 3 points (2 goals, assist) in his past 2 games. Here is the gamesheet. I'll edit in highlights if they are made available.

Their next game is Friday against Manchester at 7:00.

Kalamazoo lost to Cincinnati 8-5: Young (E, 2 Shots, 2 PIM - Boarding), Haczyk (PP Goal, -2, 6 Shots), and Clermont (25 Saves on 33 Shots).

Clermont: 10 GP 4-4 556 MIN 259 SVS 36 GA 3.89 GAA .878 SV%

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Albany Notes

Forward Chad Wiseman injured his groin Monday night in an 8-3 loss at Binghamton, and defenseman Matt Corrente strained a hamstring Tuesday night as the Devils fell at Connecticut, 3-2.

Goaltender Jeff Frazee, who hyperextended his left elbow in a 2-1 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Dec. 18, has practiced the past two days. Kowalsky said he wants to get Frazee more ice time before using him in a game, meaning rookie Keith Kinkaid likely will get both weekend starts.

Forward Nathan Perkovich, who hasn’t played since a 3-2 shootout loss to Springfield on Dec. 17 because of an upper-body injury, also has been skating. Kowalsky likely will hold out Perkovich until next week because he wants to give him more practice time.

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Albany lost to Manchester 5-4 in overtime, extending their losing streak to 3 games. Scoring for the Devils was Zharkov (SH, Gionta and Harrold), Zalewski (Sislo and Whitney), Burlon (Zalewski and Gelinas), and Zharkov (Urbom and Zalewski). The goal was Burlon's first career AHL goal. Kinkaid stopped 15 of 20 shots. Zharkov (2 goals, +2, 4 shots) and Zalewski (goal, 2 assists, +1, 3 shots) earned 1st and 3rd stars respectively. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

Their next game is Saturday against Adirondack at 7:00.

Kalamazoo lost to Chicago 4-3 in OT: Young (E, 7 PIM - Fighting, Cross-Checking), Haczyk (-2, 2 shots), and Clermont (DNP).

Trenton defeated Reading 4-3: Berube (Assist, -1, 2 shots).

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Albany lost to Adirondack 2-1 in overtime, extending their losing streak to 4 games. Scoring for the Devils was Zharkov (Gionta and Urbom). He now has 7 points in his past 5 games (4 goals, 3 assists). Kinkaid stopped 20 of 22 shots and earned 2nd star. Here is the gamesheet. I'll edit in the highlights if they are made available.

Their next game is Friday against Norfolk at 7:30.

Kalamazoo defeated Toledo 7-1: Young (PP Assist, +1, 2 Shots), Haczyk (PP Goal, E, 6 Shots), and Clermont (DNP).

Trenton lost to Elmira 2-1 in a SO: Berube (E, 8 PIM - Boarding, Slashing x2, Interference, 3 Shots).

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Wow I wonder when Zharkov's skill will finally translate to the NHL. I'm really hoping that he's our next call up; he seems to be deserving of a chance. Those Manchester highlights look pretty good too.

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eh... for Zharkov to get a call up, he needs to take the place of a top 9 forward (he's not the right kind of player to play on the 4th line).

I suppose the Devils could send Tendenby down and bring him up for a look.

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Some roster updates and an all-star selection:

http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/devils-return-goaltender-pielmeier-to-echl/10570/

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The New Jersey Devils have reassigned goaltender Timo Pielmeier from AHL Albany to ECHL Elmira, indicating that Jeff Frazee has been cleared to return to the A-Devils’ lineup.

http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/devils-swap-stoesz-for-berube/10593/

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Left wing J.S. Berube has been reassigned to the Albany Devils on loan from Trenton, and left wing Myles Stoesz has been sent to the ECHL team, the New Jersey Devils announced today.

I'm happy to see Berube get the call up, he's been putting up points in Trenton. 16 GP 2 G 11 A 13 Pts +3 26 PIM 4.65 SH%

http://blog.timesunion.com/hockey/taormina-selected-as-devils-all-star-representative/10601/

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Defenseman Matt Taormina, who currently is with New Jersey, has been selected as the Albany Devils’ representative to the American Hockey League’s all-star game Jan. 31 in Atlantic City.

The selection of an NHL player such as Taormina, who had four goals and eight assists in 23 games for Albany, is not unusual for the AHL game. If Taormina is still with New Jersey the week of the game, the AHL will request permission to allow him to go. Since the NHL’s all-star break virtually coincides with the AHL’s, permission generally is granted.

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Just got home form the game at the Scope. Wow! Down 4-0 going into the 3rd, they forechecked their way way, pulled Frazee, Millsy won the draw clean back to kelly to Gelinas, thread the needle why don't you. And scored on a pp in OT. Admiral fans obviously pissed, (thought the trip was bs of course-) you see who the go to guys are. 2 lines and 4 d the whole OT period. I watched everybody and here's my assessment;

Best D men- Urbominator/Gelinas/Kelly/Harrold weak- Burlon (turnover machine-dear in the head lights- Sova-had a horrible game-

Forwards- Hoefful/Palmieir-Nagy, played greart in 3rd Anderson centered Villeux(sp)Whitney (he played pt on pp-homey can shoot) Gionta, Mills and Perkovich and 4th line had Berube (couldn't keep up)

Overall, I was needless ot say bummed and planned on leaving halfway htrough the 3rd, but we scored, early exit still on. Couple minutes later boom another. The bench erupted and all around me people were beginning to feel Oh Sh>t moment like this game was in the bag, and started yelling at the players. I was proud of my boys tonight. Wish I could go tommorw night.

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Thanks for that report vadvlfan, much appreciated! Here is the gamesheet. I couldn't find a full highlight video online yet, but here is Whitney's game winner to complete the impressive come from behind 5-4 win:

They have a rematch with Norfolk Saturday night.

Kalamazoo defeated Greenville 6-4: Young (+1, 3 Shots), Haczyk (Goal, +1, 9 Shots), and Clermont (DNP).

Trenton defeated Toledo 5-2: Stoesz (Goal, +1, 7 PIM - Tripping, Fighting, 2 Shots).

Elmira defeated South Carolina 3-2: Pielmeier (33 Saves on 35 Shots, 2nd Star)

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Albany defeated Norfolk 3-1. Scoring for the Devils was Gelinas (Zajac and Sislo), Veilleux (PP, Anderson and Zajac), and Berube (Mills and Gelinas). Gelinas now has 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists) in his past 6 games. Kinkaid stopped 28 of 29 shots, earning 1st star. Here is the gamesheet. Highlights below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKXO6dsRu2U

Their next game is Saturday against Syracuse at 7:00.

Kalamazoo defeated Trenton 6-5 in OT: Young (+2), Haczyk (Goal, +3, 4 Shots), and Clermont (31 Saves on 36 Shots) for Kalamazoo. Stoesz (-1, 2 PIM - Boarding) for Trenton.

Elmira defeated Cincinnati 4-1: Pielmeier (23 Saves on 24 Shots, 2nd Star).

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Gelinas has a funny way of skating, but has very good wheels. Kinda "bowl legged" but very quick as is Urbom. Both mobile. Sislo was a healthy scratch and I was hoping to see him play.

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