The Albany Devils and St. John’s IceCaps will resume their first round series tomorrow night in Newfoundland. The two teams split the first 2 games of this best-of-5 series. These are all courtesy of The Albany Devils.
Game 1 – Loss
“A loose rebound just sort of laid there in front of Keith,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky. “When everybody went to the net, he lost his stick and I don’t know that he ever really recovered. [The play] went to the top; it was a knuckler that kind of handcuffed him. We weren’t able to get in the shooting lane. It’s a tough one.”
“Tonight’s over with,” (Joe) Whitney said. “We played the game, gave everything we had and it wasn’t enough. We hit the reset button. We’re back at it tomorrow; maybe execute a little more and put a few more pucks into the net.”
“A loss is a loss,” (Keith) Kinkaid said afterwards. “It could’ve been 7-2 or it could’ve been 2-1. A loss is a loss and you have to move on. It’s best of five for a reason.”
Game 2 – Win
“It’s important, but it’s something we’ve addressed before and I think this time of year it’s just about taking advantage of the opportunity when it presents itself,” said Head Coach Rick Kowalsky when asked about the special teams. “We had a lot tonight and some of them were sloppy, but we got three power-play goals. In these types of games you’re certainly going to end up on the right side of it most nights.”
“I thought he got better as the game went on,” Kowalsky said (referring to Keith Kinkaid). “When we really needed him, he rose to the challenge and in the third period he was unbelievable.”
“I kind of gave Tedenby a heads up that I saw their defenseman was so far back,” (Kelly) Zajac said. “Obviously, it was a power play, so it was 5-on-4 and I just pushed it forward. All of their guys went forward except for that defenseman because he was so far back. It just made an easy play towards Tedenby and he put it in.”
Tomorrow’s game will begin at 6 PM.