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HAMEL STRIKES FOR TWO MORE BUT DEVILS STRIKE FIRST IN TWCC RIVALRY

 

 

 

 

October 22, 2011

 

 

 

 




Denis Hamel tacked on two more goals to continue his move up the all-time AHL scoring charts but the Albany Devils rallied from an early deficit to take Round 1 of the Time Warner Cable Cup series 5-2.

The Phantoms led 2-1 early in the second period but Albany scored three consecutive second-period goals and went on to beat the Phantoms. Albany got it done with special teams by lighting it up on the power-play attack at a 4-for-5 clip.

The Phantoms got two goals from Denis Hamel, which were the 320th and 321st in The Hammer's brilliant 15-year career. Hamel's goals tied him with Bruce Cline (1955-68) for 13th on the AHL's all-time goal-scoring list, while the native of Lachute, Quebec is now within four goals of former Adirondack Red Wing great Glenn Merkosky for 12th place.

Eric Gelinas' first pair of professional goals spearheaded the comeback for Albany, which also got goals from Mike Sislo, Peter Harrold and Matt Anderson. The Devils' power-play unit also played a major role, going 4-of-5.

Michael Leighton took his first loss of the season despite making 25 saves. With a 4-1-0 record, Leighton remains tied with Leland Irving of the Abbotsford Heat for the league's lead in goalie wins.

The Phantoms remain in first place in the Northeast Division with a record of 4-2-0 for eight points. They are tied with the Connecticut Whale who are 3-1-1. The Devils' win improved their record to 2-5-0.

Albany goalie Jeff Frazee won for the first time this season (1-3-0) as a result of stopping 28 of 30 shots.

Ben Holmstrom rifled a long headman feed to Denis Hamel, who raced up the right wing and got off a backhand shot that squeezed between Frazee and the left post. His tally at 6:42 of the first period.whose first goal of the night and 320th-career score came on a

Mike Sislo answered for Albany just over four minutes later by scoring his second goal of the season. A tenecaious forecheck by Stephane Veilleux earned the Devils possesion of the puck and after Veilleux kicked it over to Matt Anderson, Sislo was left open in front of the net to one-time a centering feed past Leighton.

Hamel struck for the second time on the night when be smacked a quick shot from the top of the right circle that beat Frazee at 3:14 of the second period. Hamel's team-best sixth of the season was part of a 1-of-5 night on the power play for the Phantoms, who entered Saturday with more power-play goals than any other AHL team (9). Although he didn't receive a point on the goal, Mike Testwuide played a key role by screening Frazee and causing havoc in front of Albany's net.

"Our power play was good again tonight. We're moving the puck well, sharing it and creating traffic in front of the net. When you can do that, good things happen," commented Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson on his team's early success on the man advantage.

The Phantoms' second lead lasted three minutes, as Eric Gelinas dug a puck out of a crowd in front of the net during an Albany power play and scored his first professional goal to tie the game at 2-2.

A tough break went against the Phantoms shortly thereafter when Zac Rinaldo's blast from the slot, which appeared to give the Phantoms the lead at 3-2, was waved off by referee Gino Binda. The decision was that an Adirondack player had made incidental contact with Albany goalie Jeff Frazee thus denying Rinaldo his first goal of the season.

Gaining momentum from the fortuitous call on the disallowed Phantoms goal, the Devils took their first lead when former Los Angeles King Peter Harrold scored a power-play goal just seconds later.

Albany went up ahead 4-2 when Gelinas scored Albany's third power-play goal of the game about three minutes later.

Matt Anderson scored the Devils' forth power-play goal in the final minutes to extend the lead to 5-2.

The Phantoms are the reigning Time Warner Cable Cup Champs after clinching the cup on the last home game of the regular season but the Devils struck for the early advantage in this year's rivalry.
Having won two of the last four games on the road, the Phantoms look to clinch a winning road trip when they finish their five-game away swing at the Rochester Americans on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. The Phantoms return to the Glens Falls Civic Center on Wednesday night when they host the Norfolk Admirals.

The shots in Saturday's game were 30-26 in favor of Albany. The Phantoms were 1-of-5 on the power play and the Devils were 4-of-5.

Albany and Adirondack will continue their Time Warner Cable Cup rivalry on Black Friday after Thanksgiving when the Devils make their first trip to Glens Falls. The Phantoms' next visit to Times Union Center is January 16.


Adirondack's scratches were Garrett Klotz, Eric Wellwood, Oskars Bartulis and Jon Kalinski.
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Adirondack Phantoms 2 at Albany Devils 5 - Status: Final
Saturday, October 22, 2011 - Times Union Center

Adirondack 1 1 0 - 2
Albany 1 3 1 - 5

1st Period-1, Adirondack, Hamel 5 (Holmstrom), 6:42. 2, Albany, Sislo 2 (Anderson, Veilleux), 11:06. Penalties-Lauridsen Adk (hooking), 2:50; Veilleux Alb (high-sticking), 14:07; Gionta Alb (cross-checking), 17:38.

2nd Period-3, Adirondack, Hamel 6 (Gustafsson, Akeson), 3:14 (PP). 4, Albany, Gelinas 1 (Anderson, Veilleux), 6:39 (PP). 5, Albany, Harrold 1 (Whitney, Corrente), 10:46 (PP). 6, Albany, Gelinas 2 (Veilleux, Taormina), 13:43 (PP). Penalties-Harrold Alb (delay of game), 2:13; Testwuide Adk (boarding), 5:46; Kelly Alb (hooking), 7:30; Lauridsen Adk (delay of game), 10:06; Roe Adk (hooking), 13:10.

3rd Period-7, Albany, Anderson 3 (Gelinas, Sislo), 17:09 (PP). Penalties-Gustafsson Adk (cross-checking), 15:29; Stoesz Alb (boarding), 17:28.

Shots on Goal-Adirondack 11-9-7-27. Albany 12-13-5-30.
Power Play Opportunities-Adirondack 1 / 5; Albany 4 / 5.
Goalies-Adirondack, Leighton 4-1-0 (30 shots-25 saves). Albany, Frazee 1-3-0 (27 shots-25 saves).
A-3,906
Referees-Geno Binda (22).
Linesmen-Jim Briggs (83), Mike Emanatian (69).

 

 



 


 

 

 

 

 

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