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Late goal ends Devils' streak

Late goal ends Devils' streak

The Alb­any Devils came within 93 seconds of securing a point in a franchise-record 10 straight game

The Alb­any Devils came within 93 seconds of securing a point in a franchise-record 10 straight games, but Dallas Jackson scored the game-winning goal at 18:27 of the third period, lifting the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to a 4-3 victory Sunday at Webster Bank Arena.

The Devils, who entered the game with a 7-0-2-0 record in their last nine games, were trying to top the 2006-07 team, which also earned points in nine-consecutive outings.

Albany appeared to force overtime when Mike Hoeffel netted a power-play goal at 10:14 of the third period. But in the closing minutes, goaltender Scott Wedgewood was dislodged from his crease, leaving a gapping net for Jackson’s point shot.

The goal secured Bridgeport’s first win against Albany in five tries this season.

Harri Pesonen and Scott Timmins also accounted for Albany goals.

The Devils (17-8-2-1) will take a brief holiday break before returning to action Friday at 7 p.m. against the Adirondack Phantoms at the Times Union Center.

Albany 1 1 1 — 3

Bridgeport 0 2 2 — 4

First Period — 1, Albany, Pesonen 5 (Hoeffel), 12:16. Penalties — Pesonen Alb (tripping), 3:25; Persson Bri (tripping), 7:26; Whitney Alb (high-sticking, roughing), 10:07; Keenan Bri (roughing), 10:07; Boychuk Alb (boarding), 12:44; Hoeffel Alb (roughing), 14:35; Cornell Bri (roughing), 14:35; Keenan Bri (broken stick), 14:35; Boychuk Alb (fighting), 17:06; McPherson Alb (roughing), 17:06; Johnson Bri (boarding, roughing), 17:06; Mayfield Bri (fighting), 17:06; Scarlett Alb (holding), 17:27; McKel­vie Alb (fighting), 19:30; Bruton Bri (unsportsmanlike conduct, fighting), 19:30.

Second Period — 2, Bridgeport, Persson 4 (Donovan, Lee), 8:07 (pp). 3, Albany, Timmins 6 (McKelvie), 11:53 (sh). 4, Bridgeport, Quine 4 (Clark, Cornell), 16:55 (PP). Penalties — Demkov Alb (tripping), 0:27; Halmo Bri (unsportsmanlike conduct), 0:27; Kelly Alb (fighting), 2:37; Gallant Bri (goaltender interference, fighting), 2:37; served by Pesonen Alb (bench minor - too many men), 7:22; Helgeson Alb (holding), 8:20; Demkov Alb (interference), 11:02; Wohlberg Alb (slashing), 14:59; Pelley Alb (major - boarding), 19:36.

Third Period — 5, Bridgeport, Halmo 12 (Jackson), 1:50 (pp). 6, Albany, Hoeffel 5 (Whitney, Burlon), 10:14 (PP). 7, Bridgeport, Jackson 3 (Langkow, Vaughan), 18:27. Penalties — Gallant Bri (slashing), 9:13; Helgeson Alb (boarding), 12:58.

Shots on Goal — Albany 5-3-7-15. Bridgeport 9-12-5-26.

Power-play Opportunities — Albany 1 of 6; Bridgeport 3 of 11.

Goalies — Albany, Wedgewood 6-5-0 (26 shots-22 saves). Bridgeport, Reiter 6-5-2 (15 shots-12 saves).

A — 2,807. T — 2:33.

Referees — Dave Lewis, Graham Skilliter. Linesmen —Kevin Redding, Brent Colby.

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