Mar 1, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New Jersey Devils defenseman Eric Gelinas (22) and Devils right wing Michael Ryder (17) celebrate a goal by Devils center Adam Henrique (not pictured) against the New York Islanders during the first period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Albany Devils News: Prep For Game 1


The Albany Devils resumed practicing on Tuesday in preparation for Game 1 in Albany against the St. John’s IceCaps on Friday.

In the opening round, which is a best-of-five, Albany will start out having the first two games at home and then Games 3-5 will be in Newfoundland.

The Albany Devils Official Website has been posting plenty of quotes and interviews from the past couple of days and this is a compilation of all of them.

Rick Kowalsky Interview (4/22/14)

Keith Kinkaid Interview (4/22/14)

Jon Merrill Interview (4/23/14)

Eric Gelinas Interview (4/23/14)

Albany and St. John’s will be meeting for the 5th time ever and the first in the 2013-14 season.

Last season, the two teams met 4 times with Albany going 1-2-0-1.

Rick Kowalsky talked about how the Devils play well at home. Albany has a .697 winning percentage this season while St. John’s has seen their own success at home. Their winning percentage stands at .671.

“You know what, there’s no question it’s important,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “Obviously, we’ve played well here and we feel comfortable here. I don’t think you want to put too much emphasis on it, I think you’ve just got to focus on that first game. The playoffs can be a crazy thing.”

The official Albany website also posted a nice infograph previewing the series:


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