May 1, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Adam Larsson (5) celebrates his goal with teammates center Adam Henrique (14) and defenseman Peter Harrold (10) against the Philadelphia Flyers during the third period of game two of the 2012 Eastern Conference semifinals at the Wells Fargo Center. The Devils defeated the Flyers 4-1, to tie the series at 1-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE

Weekend Wrapup: Albany Devils Steamroll Adirondack Phantoms 5-1


Since Hurricane Sandy is going to keep much of the Northeast inside their homes over the next few days, let’s catch up on some New Jersey Devils news.  The Albany Devils, the AHL affiliate of the Devils, took care of business on Friday night against the Adirondack Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, by a 5-1 mark.

Jacob Josefson (’10-’12) scored a goal and earned an assist.  Adam Henrique (’10-’12) notched a goal as well.  Adam Larsson (’11-’12) added a pair of assists.  Steve Zalewski (’11-’12) and Tim Sestito (’09-’12) also chipped in with an assist apiece.

Josefson scored his fourth of the year on a rebound just outside the crease to make it 1-0 Albany just a few minutes into the contest.  Matt Anderson scored his first goal on a giveaway in front of the Adirondack net with four minutes to go to double the lead.  Zac Rinaldo answered with 1:35 left to go in the period when he netted his goal on a penalty shot.

Henrique would get his own penalty shot midway through the second period and converted for his second goal of the season and a 3-1 Albany lead.

Be sure to catch 1:13 of the highlight video for the biggest highlight of them all…Phil DeSimone shakes a defender with a nasty deke and then scores his first of the year short side on a backhander.  Sick move kid.  Darcy Zajac got his first goal of the season in the third as well to send Albany to a win.

Goaltender Jeff Frazee made 23 stops to get the victory.

Later on today…a recap of Saturday’s game against Hershey.  Stay tuned…

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