Yet, somehow Albany's power play found a way to be worse.
Albany was 0-for-3, failing to score on a 5-minute first-period major. Plus, when given a third-period man advantage, the Devils surrendered a shorthanded goal-- the game-winner in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers' 2-0 win.
"It's killed us," Albany coach Rick Kowalsky said. "It's up to the guys to execute and make plays; ironically, on their shorthanded goal, it looked like our defenseman was afraid to make a mistake."
Keith Kinkaid stopped 41 of 43 shots, taking a tough-luck loss. He was named the game's No. 3 star.
"We just couldn't get inside shots," Kinkaid said. "I thought we played well defensively ... unfortunately, a turnover leads to a goal, and that's the way game goes."
Nino Niederreiter and Brock Nelson each scored goals. Rick DiPietro stopped 33 shots, taking home the No. 1 star.
Through two periods, the A-Devils and Sound Tigers were scoreless. Kinkaid stopped 28 shots through two periods.
The Tigers and Devils engaged in three fights through two periods. Cam Janssen, shocker, dropped the gloves early. Unlikely scrappers Chad Wiseman and Steve Zalewski dropped the gloves as well.
Albany's top scorer, Joe Whitney, had his six-game point streak snapped.
The Devils' top line, Whitney, Phil DeSimone and Matt Anderson, were each a minus-1.
Albany defender Raman Hrabarenka left the game after just 34 seconds after being boarded by Kirill Kabanov. Kabanov was given a major penalty.
Eric Gelinas led the Devils with six shots on goal.
Albany dropped its second straight, falling back into ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.