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B-Devils Sit-down: Buzzer-beater and short-term goals

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- In this week's edition of B-Devils Sit-down, B-Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky joins 12 Sports Director Larry Burneal to discuss Jacob MacDonald's buzzer-beater Friday night, John Quenneville's return from injury and short-term goals for the rest of the season. 

Friday night Jacob MacDonald scored at the end of the first period off the faceoff, a hockey buzzer-beater. What went into that play?

"I've never seen it that quick," said Binghamton Devils head coach Rick Kowalsky. "It's funny, when coaches sit and talk about situations and faceoff plays, there was always the mentality of, when is it too late to draw the puck back? That shows you that there's pretty much never a time too late to draw it back."

John Quenneville returned to the lineup Friday, he also played on Sunday. What did you see from him in his early return?

"I think he has to get back to game-shape and game-pace," said Kowalsky. "He had a goal the other night, which is certainly for him is a big confidence boost. I think just getting back to the pace of play and moving his feet, because when he's moving his feet and in motion, his skill set takes over."

Four points behind Laval for the fifth spot in the division, is that a short-term goal for the team?

"We really set a short-term goal since the All-Star break," said Kowalsky. "We got rid of the standings board completely, and (are) just kept our own standings up there. Not including some of the overtime and shootout losses, we're one game under five-hundred, so that's just been our goal. Even though you're not in the playoffs, you certainly like being out of the basement. Just the aesthetics of looking at it and not seeing you at the bottom of the standings is good." 

The Binghamton Devils host the Syracuse Crunch Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. 

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