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Miller sinks Devils

Miller sinks Devils

Hartford’s J.T. Miller scored once and assisted on the Wolf Pack’s three other goals in a 4-3 win ov

Hartford’s J.T. Miller scored once and assisted on the Wolf Pack’s three other goals in a 4-3 win over the Albany Devils on Saturday at XL Center.

Miller and Ryan Bourque both were plus-four on the night, Bourque recording the game-winning goal at 12:25 of the third period and a pair of assists. Conor Allen had a pair of assists for the Wolf Pack (25-27-0-6), and Dov Grumet-Morris made 33 saves.

Jesper Fast and Bretton Stamler also scored for Hartford.

Albany’s Mike Sislo and Joe Whitney scored 28 seconds apart in the third period to erase a two-goal deficit and draw even, 3-3, at 6:57.

Whitney’s goal, his 20th of the season, was his 140th point (61 goals, 79 assists) as an Albany Devil, tying the franchise record set by Stephen Gionta.

Brandon Burlon scored a power-play goal in the first period for Albany, his fourth goal of the season and third against Hartford. Kelly Zajac had a pair of assists for the Devils (30-19-3-6), and Scott Wedgewood made 17 saves.

Albany 0 1 2 — 3

Hartford 0 2 2 — 4

First Period — None. Penalties — Burlon, Alb (cross-checking), 1:29; Pesonen, Alb (goaltender interference), 8:24; Pelley, Alb (tripping), 10:21; Jean, Har (goaltender interference), 14:17.

Second Period — 1, Albany, Burlon 4 (K. Zajac), 9:04 (pp). 2, Hartford, Fast 12 (Bourque, Miller), 14:31. 3, Hartford, Stamler 2 (Miller, Allen), 17:05. Penalties — Jean, Har (goaltender interference), 7:16.

Third Period — 4, Hartford, Miller 12 (Allen, Bourque), 2:02. 5, Albany, Sislo 19 (Pesonen, Sestito), 6:29. 6, Albany, Whitney 20 (K. Zajac), 6:57. 7, Hartford, Bourque 17 (Miller), 12:25. Penalties — Allen, Har (slashing), 17:51.

Shots on goal — Albany 13-10-13 — 36. Hartford 5-10-6 — 21.

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

Goalies — Albany, Wedgewood 9-12-3 (21 shots-17 saves). Hartford, Grumet-Morris 13-11-5 (36-33).

A — 5,973. T — 2:11.

Referee — Chris Brown. Linesmen — Derek Wahl, Paul Simeon.

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