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Albany Devils Today -- October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Albany Devils News Release

* TODAY'S STORYLINES

The Streak Lives: The Albany Devils are the only unbeaten team remaining after the first two weeks of the American Hockey League season. Coming off back-to-back victories during opening weekend, the Devils went three-for-three during their three-game weekend.

The Devils downed the Binghamton Senators, 3-2, Friday in a shootout and then beat the Utica Comets, 3-2, Saturday. During their only road game of the set, Albany prevailed against the Providence Bruins, 4-3, Sunday in overtime. Albany used all three goaltenders during the weekend: Ken Appleby Friday, Scott Wedgewood Saturday and Mackenzie Blackwood Sunday

READ: Devils remain perfect after three win weekend VIDEO DOWNLOAD: Devils vs. Senators Highlights & Postgame reaction VIDEO DOWNLOAD: Devils vs. Comets Highlights & Postgame reaction

Pie To The Face: Playing in his first career contest, Jan Mandat netted the game-winning goal late in the third period in the Devils win against Utica Saturday. After being named the game's First Star, Mandat participated in an on-the-ice interview and was sneak attacked by Joe Blandisi with a shaving-cream pie to the face.

"You could see the excitement in him," Blandisi told the Times Union's Pete Dougherty after the game. "He was excited to get in a game, and then he scores the game-winning goal on a beautiful play."

VIDEO DOWNLOAD: Jan Mandat gets a face full of shaving cream

Devils Launch Food Drive: For the seventh consecutive season, the Devils have partnered with Price Chopper to host a Thanksgiving Food Drive leading up to the November holiday. During the Devils' home games on Oct. 28, 29 and Nov. 11 and 12 fans are encouraged to donate a nonperishable food item to help benefit the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

* UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday: Practice at Knickerbacker (10:00 am) Wednesday: Morning skate at Mohegan Sun Arena (11:15 am); Devils vs. Penguins (7:05 pm) Thursday: Practice at Knickerbacker (10:00 am) Friday: Morning skate at Times Union Center (10 am); Devils vs. Marlies (7:00 pm) Saturday: Devils vs. Marlies (5:00 pm)

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