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Weekend Preview: 11/27 – 11/28

Vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton:

So far this season the Titans are 5-2-0 against the Knights this season with one loss at home and on the road each.

Jesse Farabee and Anthony Cusanelli have combined for nine goals and seven assists for a 16-point total against them. Ray Brice and Adam Hascic have also combined for 14 points against the Knights with three goals and 11 assists.

Goals per game:

The Titans currently sit third in the NAHL with 3.61 goals per game behind only Witchita Falls (3.61) and Fairbanks (4.26). They are tied with Fairbanks for the third lowest goals against average with a 2.22 GAA.

By comparison, the Knights sit 19th in the league in goals per game and 21st with a 4.13 goals against average.

The Bad News, Good News:

Friday night’s loss was the first time this season that the Titans lost consecutive games. However, they are now on a two-game winning streak following Saturday’s 4-1 win and Sunday’s comeback and shootout victory.

The Shootout:

Andrew Durham (Richardson, Texas) was the only player to score in six rounds on Sunday after Spencer Wright (Farmington Hills, Mich.) stopped all six Johnstown attempts. The Titans are now 2-1 in shootouts this season.

Bruno:

Bruno Birzitis (Dobele, LAT) has quietly been adding up his point total on the season and is tied for third on the team with 17. His 13 assists are tied for 13th best in the NAHL. The Latvian also has four goals to his total. He also had a goal and assist during last weekend’s three-game set in Johnstown.

Change is good:

Victor Ostling (Stockholm, SWE) has recorded six points in his first nine games five goals and an assist since arriving in New Jersey after he was acquired in exchange with the Aberdeen Wings for Christopher Murphy.

Welcome back Garrett:

Garrett Hallford made his return to the ice after suffering a concussion against the Knights on Oct. 30. He didn’t record any points, however he did play in all three games in Johnstown last weekend. Hallford also had a plus/minus rating of -1 and four shots on goal.