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#41 thefiestygoat

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 02:01 AM

Albany lost to Hershey 4-1 after giving up 4 straight goals. Zalewski (Corrente, Veilleux) was the only Devils goal for the night. Frazee stopped 19 of 23 shots. He's off to a bad start through 3 games: 16 GA 62 Saves 5.33 GAA .795 SV%. I'm not sure how much of that is his fault and a product of the team in front of him. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1384bdY0vI

Their next game is Saturday against Adirondack at 7.

Kalamazoo defeated Toledo 6-3: Young (E, 1 shot, 5 PIM - Fighting), Sova (PP Goal, E, 1 Shot), Haczyk (E, 1 Shot).
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Posted 22 October 2011 - 11:53 PM

Albany defeated Adirondack 5-2. Gelinas led the way with 2 power play goals, a power play assist, and five shots, finishing as the first star. Other goals were scored by Harrold, Sislo, and Anderson, who had a 2 assist night. Veilleux had 3 assists and was named third star. Frazee stopped 25 of 27 shots earning the second star. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_YYEji8GrA

Their next game is Sunday against Providence at 4.

Kalamazoo lost to Chicago 4-2.: Young (E, 5 PIM - Fighting), Sova (+1, 1 Shot), and Haczyk (+1, 2 Shots).
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 12:59 AM

Some Albany notes from Hockey Spoken Here:

Devils D Alexander Urbom was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. D Brandon Burlon, who has played only one game, also was scratched, as were LWs Chad Wiseman, Vladimir Zharkov and Mike Hoeffel. The latter three all have lower-body injuries and will not be available for Sunday’s game at Providence. … Coach Rick Kowalsky wouldn’t commit to it after the game, but rookie Maxime Clermont could make his pro debut in goal Sunday. Jeff Frazee has played the past two games, and Kowalsky said he wanted to use both goalies this weekend.


A lot of quotes if you click the link for the full post.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 23 October 2011 - 01:00 AM.

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:53 PM

Albany defeated Providence 3-2 in overtime. Zalewski and Kelly scored the two regulation goals for the Devils with Sestito netting the winner in overtime. Corrente had two assists, including one on the game winner. Clermont picked up his first professional win stopping 28 of 30 shots. Zalewski had a team high 8 shots, Kelly was the third star, and Sestito was the first star. Here is the gamesheet. I'll post the highlights when they get uploaded.

Corrente's line so far: 8 GP 1 G 4 A 5 Pts +2 26 PIM 7 SOG

Their next game is Friday against Binghamton at 7.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:59 PM

nice weekend for the a-devils. they've got a good team there, surprised at the slow start, but looks like they're turning it around.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:54 PM

http://blog.timesuni...ctice-ice/9909/

ALBANY — Albany Devils forward Vladimir Zharkov, who has missed the past three games because of a lower-body injury, resumed practicing with the team this week, although his return date is uncertain.

Devils coach Rick Kowalsky said Zharkov, who last appeared Oct. 16 against Binghamton and has played five games total (1-2–3, –3), is “day to day” and could play in one of this weekend’s games.

The Devils play Friday night at Binghamton and return home Saturday to face Hamilton.

Forwards Chad Wiseman and Mike Hoeffel have not resumed practicing and are out for this weekend.

Newly acquired Steve Bernier did practice today.

I suggest clicking the link to read all the notes. Kowalsky talks about Urbom, Burlon, Kelly, and Clermont.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 11:23 PM

Albany lost to Binghamton 4-2 despite getting 44 shots off against the Senators. Scoring for the Devils was Corrente (PP, Whitney and Zalewski) and Veilleux (Whitney and Harrold). Frazee stopped 33 of 36 shots. Whitney was the 2nd star. Sestito was tossed with a match penalty, apparently checking Filatov in the head. Binghamton goaltender, Lehner, was apparently the first one to confront Sestito but no brawl or goalie fight broke out. Here is the gamesheet. I'll post highlights if any are made available.

Their next game is Saturday against Hamilton at 7.

Kalamazoo defeated Chicago 3-1: Sova (Goal, +2, 4 PIM - Interference, Tripping, 5 Shots) and Haczyk (+1, 1 Shot).
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 04:41 PM

Albany beat Hamilton 3-2 in a mostly-empty (due to the snow, which wasn't as bad as in NJ but still annoying) Times Union Center. Announced attendance was 2433 but there were only a few hundred fans in the building. Devils goals were scored by Whitney (assists to Perkovich and Corrente), Sislo (Veilleux and Anderson), and Zajac (Zharkov). Zajac got the #1 star, Sislo got #3. Jeff Frazee put in another solid performance after a shaky start to the season, stopping 21 of 23 shots. The save of the game had to go to the goal post, though, as a Bulldogs scramble with under a minute to go produced a shot that caught the iron.

Veilleux and Gabriel Dumont got into a dust-up off a faceoff in the second period. The linesmen broke it up before it turned into a full-fledged fight, but because both players dropped their gloves, they each got roughing penalties for their trouble. Bulldogs defenseman Zack FitzGerald, a former River Rat, took exception to Zajac's goal by slamming him into the boards, earning himself a boarding minor and the jeers of the assembled crowd.

Albany continues their 5-game home stand Wednesday against Binghamton at 7.

Game summary (theahl.com)
Game stories: Rookies fitting in fine (Albany Times Union)
Darcy Zajac's grit seals deal for Albany Devils (Troy Record)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9vHMf-wLlg

Kalamazoo defeated Cincinnati 6-5 in a wild one. Patrick Asselin and Steven Anthony had two goals each for the K-Wings and Sam Ftorek racked up 3 assists and a +5. Darryl Bootland had a goal, a fight, and a slashing major/game misconduct. Riley Gill stopped 41 of 46 Cyclones shots. Game summary (echl.com), K-Wings press release
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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:15 PM

http://theahl.com/ah...pension-p173850

AHL announces suspension
November 1, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Albany Devils center Tim Sestito has been suspended for five (5) games as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game at Binghamton on Oct. 28.

Sestito, who has already served one game of the suspension, will miss Albany’s games Wednesday (Nov. 2) vs. Binghamton, Friday (Nov. 4) vs. Norfolk, Saturday (Nov. 5) vs. Connecticut and Nov. 11 vs. Norfolk.


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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:47 PM

Thanks for the update RowdyFan42! I'm not sure how many games you get to attend but if you want to do the recap for those games than go for it. You can definitely provide a lot more insight into the game than I can looking at box scores. Also, I'm not going to be around until Sunday so if you or anyone else wants to post for this weekends games than go for it. Both Albany and Kalamazoo play Friday and Saturday.

Albany defeated Binghamton 3-2 on Wednesday. Scoring for Albany was Whitney (PP, Zalewski and Wiseman), Bernier (SH, Zajac), and Gionta (Urbom and Zharkov). Kinkaid picked up the win against ex-Devil Mike McKenna, stopping 31 of 33 shots. Gionta was named 1st star and Bernier 2nd star. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights (includes Kinkaid trying to score an empty netter :P ).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_lrEoxBJEU

Their next game is Friday against Norfolk at 7.

Kalamazoo: Devils Prospect Joe Sova is ECHL Plus Performer of the Month

Kalamazoo Wings defenseman Joe Sova is the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus Performer of the Month for October after leading the league with a plus-minus rating of +8.

Sova was even or better in all five games in October, including a +5 performance in a 6-5 win over Cincinnati on Oct. 29. After posting an even rating in his first two games of the month, Sova posted his +8 rating over the course of the final three games of October.

The 23-year-old Sova is in his first professional season and has two goals in five games. He made his pro debut last season appearing with the American Hockey League’s Albany Devils scoring four points (1g-3a) in 11 games. Sova played three seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks scoring 58 points (13g-45a) in 115 games.


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:32 PM

Somehow I ended up with an internet connection so I'll post a recap, though Anhkheg covered much of it in the prospect thread.

Albany defeated Norfolk 1-0 as Kinkaid earned his first professional shutout stopping all 34 shots he faced. Taormina scored the lone goal, off of a loose puck from the left point, with Gionta and Zharkov getting the assists. Kinkaid was the 1st star, Taormina the 2nd, and Zharkov the 3rd with a team high 4 shots. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEEqYPsMY5Y

Their next game is Saturday against Connecticut at 7.

Kalamazoo defeated Wheeling 6-5: Young and Clermont did not play. Sova (E, 5 shots) and Haczyk (-1, 1 Shot).

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Albany now has a 3 game winning streak, has won 5 of their past 6, and his 8th in their conference. After a bad start its nice to see things coming together, hopefully this continues.

I really wish Burlon stayed for his senior year at Michigan. Due to the defensive depth (which I can't complain about, it's a good problem to have) he has only played in 2 games this year. I expect injuries to occur in NJ and Albany that would open up a spot for him at some point but he could really be getting valuable ice time at Michigan with Merrill being suspended. Plus he missed Michigan's run to the final last year due to illness and would've had another shot at that.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 04 November 2011 - 11:36 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:35 PM

Kinky is gonna be a stud
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:23 AM

Albany lost to Connecticut 3-2 in a shoot out. Scoring for Albany was Sislo (Whitney and Urbom) and Whitney (PP, Harrold). Frazee stopped 26 of 28 shots and 3 of 5 shots in the shoot out. Whitney was the 3rd star with his goal, assist, +1, 2 shot effort. Here is the gamesheet. Below are the highlights.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoRE5T8nAak

So far Whitney and Sislo seem to be solid pick ups for the Devils.
Whitney (RW): 13 GP 5 G 4 A 10 Pts -4 6 PIM 32 Shots
Sislo (RW): 13 GP 4 G 3 A 7 Pts +1 2 PIM 30 Shots

Their next game is Friday against Norfolk at 7.

Kalamazoo lost to Elmira 4-2: Young and Clermont did not play. Sova (E, 1 Shot) and Haczyk (E, 2 Shots).
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 01:09 PM

Kinky is gonna be a stud


From what I have seen he plays too deep in his net, something many big goaltenders have a habit of doing. He should challenge more.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:10 PM

From what I have seen he plays too deep in his net, something many big goaltenders have a habit of doing. He should challenge more.

I agree, but Pekka Rinne gets away with it
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Posted 06 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

Kalamazoo defeated Chicago 7-2: Young and Clermont did not play. Sova (E, 2 Shots, 2 PIM - Boarding) and Haczyk (+1, 2 Shots).

Young (D): 3 GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts +1 2 Shots 12 PIM
Sova (D): 8 GP 2 G 0 A 2 Pts +8 17 Shots 8 PIM
Haczyk (F): 8 GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts +2 13 Shots 0 PIM

Clermont hasn't played for Kalamazoo yet, just 1 start for Albany.
Clermont (G): 1 GP 28 SV 30 SH 1-0-0
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 05:18 AM

Kalamazoo defeated Chicago 7-2: Young and Clermont did not play. Sova (E, 2 Shots, 2 PIM - Boarding) and Haczyk (+1, 2 Shots).

Young (D): 3 GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts +1 2 Shots 12 PIM
Sova (D): 8 GP 2 G 0 A 2 Pts +8 17 Shots 8 PIM
Haczyk (F): 8 GP 0 G 0 A 0 Pts +2 13 Shots 0 PIM

Clermont hasn't played for Kalamazoo yet, just 1 start for Albany.
Clermont (G): 1 GP 28 SV 30 SH 1-0-0


And i guess this is the biggest blow to the organisation in losing the T-Devs.

We have no control over the minutes played by out prospects outside Albany.

This is a huge blow to Clermonts development.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:22 PM

And i guess this is the biggest blow to the organisation in losing the T-Devs.

We have no control over the minutes played by out prospects outside Albany.

This is a huge blow to Clermonts development.

Most NHL organizations do not have direct control over their prospects' playing time while in the ECHL (or anywhere other than the AHL).

I do have to wonder, though; why isn't Clermont in juniors anymore? Is he too old? Did the Devils believe he'd get more playing time in Albany (or Kalamazoo) than he has to date?
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

He's spent most of the echl season in Albany with Brodeur being hurt.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:18 PM

He's spent most of the echl season in Albany with Brodeur being hurt.

It seems he hasn't technically been re-assigned by Albany yet back to Kalamazoo. I'd expect it to happen before the week is over though. I think he could've done another year of junior but I guess both he and the Devils felt it was best for him to go professional now. Not to be a pessimist but I'd be surprised if the Devils organization made it the rest of the year without an injury to Brodeur, Hedberg, or Frazee. Clermont should be able to get enough ice time when all is said and done.
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