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Albany Devils to Face Utica Comets in First Round of Calder Cup

April 17, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Albany Devils News Release

ALBANY, NY - The Albany Devils will face the Utica Comets during the First Round of the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Devils, who finished second in the North Division with a 46-20-8-2 record, will have home-ice advantage during the best-of-five series. Game 1 is slated for Friday, April 22 at 7 pm at Times Union Center.

The two clubs will play Game 2 on Saturday, April 23 at 5 pm at Times Union Center. The series shifts to the Utica Memorial Auditorium for Game 3 on Tuesday, April 26 at 7 pm. If necessary, Game 4 will be on Thursday, April 28 at 7 pm at the Auditorium and Game 5 will be on Saturday, April 30 at 5 pm at Times Union Center.

Game Date Day Location Time

1 April 22 Friday Times Union Center 7:00 PM

2 April 23 Saturday Times Union Center 5:00 PM

3 April 26 Tuesday Utica Auditorium 7:00 PM

4* April 28 Thursday Utica Auditorium 7:00 PM

5* April 30 Saturday Times Union Center 5:00 PM

* If Necessary

Albany and Utica met eight times during the regular season and the Devils held the advantage, going 6-0-2-0. Jim O'Brien and Matt Lorito led the team against the Comets, producing 11 and seven points, respectively. O'Brien had seven tallies, four assists and a +10 rating and Lorito producing three goals, four helpers and a +5 rating. Both Scott Wedgewood and Yann Danis went 3-0-1. Wedgewood had a 1.48 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage and Danis had a 2.21 goals-against average and a .909 save percentage.

Jordan Subban led the Comets, which finished third in the division at 38-26-8-4, against the Devils with six points. He produced a tally and five assists during the eight games. In goal, Richard Bachman was 2-2-1 with a 2.77 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. Joe Cannata went 0-1-1 with a 3.45 goals-against average and a .892 save percentage.

Fans wishing to attend Games 1 and/or 2 can take advantage of the Devils First Round Presale, which is underway now. Tickets start at just $12 and can be purchased online at thealbanydevils.com/playoffs. The presale is scheduled to end on Monday, April 18 at 9:59 am.

Tickets go on sale at the Times Union Center Box Office on Monday, April 18 at 10 am. Fans can also purchase tickets at any Ticketmaster outlet, via charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.

Fans are encouraged to call the Devils' Executive Office at 518-4-DEVILS for information on Calder Cup Ticket Packages and to save significantly off box office pricing. Individuals also have an opportunity to receive complimentary first round tickets and secure their seat locations throughout the playoffs.

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