Game Preview: Titans travel to Knights for afternoon matchup

The New Jersey Titans travel to the Revolution Ice Center today to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knight at 2:00 PM. It is the first meeting of the season between the teams.

Titans vs. Knights Overview
Last season these two teams split their twelve-game series with each winning six games. The Knights outscored the Titans 37 to 34 in those games. The Titans went 4 – 2 at home and 2 – 4 on the road. The Titans have lost three straight games against WBS. There were four shutouts (two for each team) and one overtime win (Knights). The Titans went 10 for 55 (18.1%) on the power play while the Knights went 8 for 45 (17.75). The Titans had a .927 save percentage in twelve games while the Knights had a .915 save percentage.

Knights Overview
The Knights are currently in third place in the East Division with a 9-7-1 record for 19 points (5 points behind the division leading Titans). WBS is 5 – 5 in their last ten games, and they are coming off of a 5 – 2 road loss to the Maryland Black Bears. The Knights have scored 54 goals (3rd best in the league) while they have allowed 58 (23rd in the league). WBS is fourth in the league on the power play having converted on 36.1% of their chances on the power play while they are last on the penalty kill by preventing the opposition from converting on 57.4% on their chances.

WBS is led by three-year veteran Lincoln Hatten’s 24 points (13 goals and 11 assists). Hatten also has scored the most goals (13) while having scored the most game winning goals (four). Tryone Bronte and Johnny Kalijian share a team high +/- with a +14. Beck Moore leads the team with twenty-nine penalty minutes.

The Knights goaltenders have a combine 3.21 goals against average and .898 save percentage with zero shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently sit atop the East Division with a 12-2-0 record for 24 points (second most in the league). New Jersey is 8 – 2 in their last ten games, and they are coming off a 2 – 1 home win against the Jamestown Rebels. The Titans have scored 66 goals (best in the league) while they have allowed 36 (eighth best in the league). The Titans are second in the league on the power play converting on 38% of their changes while they are fifth in the league shorthanded killing off 91.2% of their chances.

The Titans are led by Mitch Machlett’s twenty points (7 goals and 13 assists). Kyler Head has scored the most goals on the team with eight. Machlitt, Kyle Jeffers and Michael Outzen each have two game winning goals. Head and Machlett each lead the team with a +/- +13. Brody Medeiros leads the team in penalty minutes with twenty-three.

Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese have a combined 2.47 goals against average and .919 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).