The Albany Devils (the AHL team of the New Jersey Devils) will host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (the AHL team of the New York Islanders) – on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in a regular-season AHL game in Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center at 7:30 PM.

General admission tickets, set at $10 each, are now on sale at the Prudential Center box office, ticketmaster.com, and Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.

This game marks the third and final visit by Albany to New Jersey this season, having already played two games in Atlantic City in the world-famous Boardwalk Hall (aka: the home of the Miss America Pageant and WrestleMania’s IV & V).

Friday, November 28th was the “Black Friday” game against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (the AHL team of the Philadelphia Flyers) which saw the Albany Devils win 4-2, thanks to goals by Reid Boucher, Ben Thomson, Graham Black and Paul Thompson.

Sunday December 14th was another game against Lehigh Valley that went into OT that saw the Albany Devils win 4-3 thanks to occasional New Jersey Devil, Tim Sestito getting the game-winning goal and both he and Joe Whitney (who scored his first NHL goal on New Years Eve for the New Jersey Devils) had a pair of goals in the game which was the teams first OT win since Jan. 6, 2012 against the Norfolk Admirals (at the time, the AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning).

As of Jan 1, 2015, the Albany Devils are 14-11-2-4 (W-L-OTL-SOL) and will play Bridgeport three times before the Jan. 21st meeting in Newark.

“We are looking forward to playing one of our biggest rivals at Prudential Center,” said Albany Devils General Manager Chris Lamoriello on the Devils website. “Developing players for the benefit of New Jersey is of the utmost importance to the Albany Devils. The opportunity of playing a home game at our parent club’s facility is a great experience for our players and coaches, as well as our fans in both Albany and New Jersey.”

Born and raised around the swamps of Northern New Jersey, 6 minutes away from East Rutherford and 11 minutes away from Newark (all with no traffic, of course), she is a giant New Jersey Devils fan whose greatest pieces of hockey memorabilia include a Patrik Elias Team Czech #25 shirsey, a Theo Fleury Calgary Flames action figure and a signed picture of Kevin Weekes smiling for the camera. She learned a long time ago that every Devils player that isn't Patrik Elias who she loves will probably be traded away, sent to Russia or just never get a call from Uncle Lou during contract negotiations and she has learned, after drinking a lot of Kool-Aid, that that is okay sometimes because Uncle Lou will always bring them back for the last year or so of their hockey life. Speaking of, she is also been one of the few women in the Bobby Holik Appreciation Fan Club since 1996 or so.

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