After having his ten-game point streak snapped Saturday night against Syracuse and being snubbed by the AHL in All-Star voting, Albany Devils forward Michael Swift would not be denied during a Tuesday tilt in Worcester. Speaking of denials, Devils netminder Mike McKenna turned aside all 32 shots sent his way for Albany’s second straight win.
Midway through the first Swift got the Devils on the board with the only goal they’d need, his 14th on the year with Chad Wiseman adding the helper.
Albany also boasted a robust penalty kill, going six for six, due in large part to the backstopping of McKenna.
In the third Swift registered an empty net score from Brad Mills for his 15th on the season to ice the 2-0 victory away for Albany.
The win for the Devils is their second straight and and second of the year at the DCU Center. Albany now has ten road wins on the season and improves to 15-20-0-3 (33 points) overall and jumps the Syracuse Crunch for sixth place in the East Division. Albany now trails Worcester by only ten points in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot.