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Devils triumph in shootout

Devils triumph in shootout

Stefan Matteau scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Albany Devils to a 4-3 win over

Stefan Matteau scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Albany Devils to a 4-3 win over the Portland Pirates on Friday night.

Albany (30-18-3-6) got reg­ulation goals from Scott Timmins, Reid Boucher and Tim Sestito. Keith Kinkaid made 18 saves for the win.

Albany will play at Hartford tonight at 7.

Albany 1 2 0 0 — 4

Portland 1 1 1 0 — 3

Albany won shootout, 3-2

First Period — 1, Portland, Martinook 9 (Hextall, Melindy), :26. 2, Albany, Timmins 11, 10:40. Penalties — McKelvie, Alb, major (fighting), :26; Dziurzynski, Por, major (fighting), :26; Pelley, Alb (high-sticking), 5:51; Pes­onen, Alb (high-sticking), 16:17.

Second Period — 3, Albany, Boucher 15 (Larsson, Tedenby), 1:38. 4, Albany, Sestito 12, 3:36. 5, Portland, Shinnimin 12, 12:14 (sh). Penalties — Burlon, Alb (tripping), 5:43; Yip, Por (interference), 8:43; Murphy, Por (boarding), 11:44.

Third Period — 6, Portland, Rieder 22 (Kennedy, Todd), 15:47 (pp). Penalties — Martinook, Por (interference), 5:25; Urbom, Alb (interference), 15:26.

Overtime — None. Penalties — None.

Shootout — Albany 3 (Tedenby NG, Boucher G, Sislo NG, Whitney G, Matteau G), Portland 2 (Miele G, Kennedy NG, Yip G, Lessio NG, Todd NG).

Shots on goal — Albany 11-16-7-1-1 — 36. Portland 12-5-3-1-0 — 21.

Power-play opportunities — Alb­any 0 of 3; Portland 1 of 4.

Goalies — Albany, Kinkaid 21-9-2 (21 shots-18 saves). Portland, Visentin 14-16-5 (35-32).

A — 1,924. T — 2:32.

Referee — Jamie Koharski. Linesmen — Pat Turcotte, Joe Ross.

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