Titans fall to the Rebels, 3-1

After taking the first game on Friday night, the Titans lost to the Philadelphia Rebels by a score of 3-1 on Sunday at the Class of 1923 Arena.

Playing in the second of three games in a six-day span, the Titans fall to 10-6-1-1 while the Rebels improve their record to 13-3-0.

Nick Boyagian scored the lone goal for the Titans on the power play, giving him points in nine out of his last 10 games. Brandon Perrone made 24 saves in the losing effort, while Rebels goaltender Ryan Keane made 28 saves to earn the victory.

Eric Olson opened the scoring for the Rebels at 13:31, as he took the puck from the far-side boards, cut to the middle of the ice and shot it over the pad of Perrone.

The Titans were able to even the score prior to the end of the period. A tripping minor from Diarmad Dimurro put New Jersey on the power play, and with 24 seconds remaining on the clock, Goehring cut to the high slot and slid the puck towards Boyagian, who ripped a one-timer past Keane for his seventh goal of the season and tied the game at one.

It was all the Titans’ offense could muster though, while the Rebels pulled ahead early in the 2nd period. Jordin Holmes took a shot from the point and Perrone made the save, but the rebound sat at the top of the crease where Adam Peck slammed home his third goal of the season, making it 2-1 Rebels.

Philadelphia tacked on one more goal at 12:48 of the 3rd period when Jensen Zerban tipped in a shot from the point by Holmes, earning his sixth goal of the season. The Titans’ offense controlled much of the tempo for the remainder of the game, but Keane made some solid saves to maintain the final 3-1 score.

Both teams are now 1-1 against each other, with the deciding match of the extended series taking place on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. puck drop. All of the action will be streamed on hockeytv.com.