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Machlitt’s hat trick leads Titans to 7 – 5 win over Nordiques

Mitch Machlitt scored three goals, including two in the third period, to lead the Titans to a 7 – 5 win over the visiting Maine Nordiques. In all, it was a five-point game for the Maple Grove, MN native.

Mac Wiseman scored his fifth goal of the season at 9:50 into the first period to open the scoring for New Jersey. As Michael Outzen carried the puck up through the neutral zone and gained the line, he passed the puck to Machlitt on his left. Machlitt took a shot that was blocked out front, but the puck went into the near side corners where it was picked up by Outzen. Outzen sent it back to the point to Wiseman who took a clapper that beat Nordiques netminder Marco Duronio long side to make it 1 – 0.

Less then two minutes later, Gavin Gulash would double the Titans lead. Wiseman brought up the puck up along the near side boards and behind the Nordiques net. As he tried to make a centering pass, the puck went off the cage and back to Cade Penney at the far side blueline. Penney would bring the puck up along and around the boards. As he got slightly to the left of Maine’s net, he passed it to Kyle Jeffers out front who took a shot that was saved by Duronio but Gulash tucked in the rebound for his third goal of the season.

Kyler Head gave the Titans a 3 – 0 lead just 2:25 into the second period. Ole Andersen brought the puck out of his own zone and passed it up to Head who was waiting at the far side blue line. Head chipped the puck deep into the Nordiques zone where it as picked up by Cam Gendron. As Gendron circled behind Maine’s net, he passed the puck out front to Head who took a shot that was saved by Duronio but he couldn’t control the biscuit and Head knocked in his own rebound for his eleventh goal of the season.

Brody Medeiros was called for boarding at 9:15 of the second period to give Maine the man advantage. Less then a minute later Noah Kane got the Nordiques on the board. Maine’s Casper Söderling had the puck in the near side corners and passed it back to Trent Grimshaw at the top of the face off circle. Grimshaw sent a cross-ice pass to Kane who took a shot that went off Titans goalie Arseni Sergeev’s chest and into the net to make it 3 – 1 Titans.

Machlitt scored his first goal of the game with 3:54 left in the second. After Maine won the draw deep inside their own zone, the puck went back to Cale Dubrul. The Nordiques defenseman backhanded the puck high off the glass, but it hit a stanchion and took a funny bounce and dropped at the top of the faceoff circle where it was picked up by Outzen. Outzen sent a cross-ice pass over to Tyler Nielsen in the slot. Nielsen turned halfway around and passed the puck to a trailing Machlitt who buried the puck past Duronio to give the Titans a 4 – 1 lead.

Just nineteen seconds later, Isaiah Fox made it a 4 – 2 game. Fox brought the puck into the Titans zone and passed it over to Kane at the top of the far side faceoff circle. As Kane approached the net, he was unable to take a shot and passed the puck back into to the slot to Fox. While Fox was being knocked off the biscuit by Nielsen, Fox took an off balance shot that beat Sergeev for his eighth goal of the season.

Machlitt scored his second goal of the game with 8:28 remaining in the third period. After Duronio made a blocker save on Tyler Nasca, the puck was picked up by Fox at the near side corner. Fox sent the puck behind his own net to Cole Ouellette, who tried to turn but he was stripped off the puck by Outzen. Outzen passed the puck out to Machlett who buried a wrister past Duronio shot side to make it 5 – 2 Titans.

Then the fireworks began with the teams scoring a combined five goals in five minutes.

Cannon Green picked up a loose rebound and tucked it past Sergeev to make it a 5 – 3 game with 5:54 left in the third.

A minute later Outzen scored his eight goal of the season when he tucked in the loose rebound passed a sprawled out Duronio, who had just made a 10 bell save on Machlitt in close.

Leading 6 – 3 with 3:39 left in the game, Nick DeSantis was called for cross-checking to put the Nordiques on the power play. Twenty-four seconds later Sergeev was called for tripping to give Maine a 5 on 3 advantage.

Tim Kent beat Sergeev to cut the Titans lead to two with 2:57 after receiving a nice feed from Ouellette.

Still on the power play, Maine scored their third goal of the night with the man advantage to make it a 6 – 5 game. Green scored his second goal of the game after he picked up the rebound from a Dubrul shot that hit the post and Green put it past Sergeev to give the Nordiques a one goal deficit.

With under a minute to play, Maine chipped the puck into the Titans zone. While the puck was in the air, the Nordiques attempted to pull the goalie for the extra attacker. As the puck bounced into the Titans Andersen picked it up and head manned the biscuit up to Machlitt at center ice. Realizing that he had to get back to his net, Duronio wasn’t fast enough as Machlitt scored his third goal of the game to close out the scoring with fifty-one seconds left in the game.

Sergeev stopped 25 of 30 shots while Duronio turned aside 33 of 40. Click here for the box score.

The two teams will close out their weekend series tonight at 7:00 PM at the Middletown Sports Complex. Any fan who brings a non-perishable food item will receive $3 off an adult ticket with all donations going to Lunch Break of Red Bank. Immediately following the game will be Skate Night with the Titans.

Titans roll over Generals 7 – 2

The visiting New Jersey Titans scored early and often as they routed the Northeast Generals 7 – 2 last night at the New England Sports Village.

Brad Zona set the tone of the game just 2:02 into it with his first goal of the season. At the top of the far side blueline Zona sent the puck up along the end boards behind the Generals net where it was picked up by Kyler Head in the near side corner. Head sent a pass back to Cam Gendron who skated around the faceoff circle and passed the puck to a breaking Zona at the top of the slot. Zona took a wrist shot that beat Northeast’s goaltender Arttu Ruotsalainen glove side to make it a 1- 0 game.

New Jersey took a 2 – 0 lead at 6:44 of the opening period on Josef Glamos’ first goal of the season. After the Titans chipped the puck into the Generals near side corner, Northeast’s Joe Nagle retrieved it and passed it behind his own net to Cam Gaudette in the far side corner. Gaudette tried to clear the puck up off the boards but it was intercepted by Tyler Nasca at the point. Nasca took a shot on net that Glamos redirected out front and through Ruotsalainen’s five hole.

A minute and a half later the Generals cut the Titans lead in half.

Northeast’s Charlie Reid chipped the puck into the Titans zone as defenseman Cade Penney and the Generals Joe Mancuso chased after it. Mancuso beat Penney to the puck and skated along the near side boards and into the Titans corner. Mancuso found a wide-open Ricky Boysen in the slot who took a one-timer that was saved by Arseni Sergeev but Boysen picked up his own rebound and put it behind Sergeev to make it a 2 – 1 game.

Just fifty-one seconds into the second period, Northeast’s Clark Kerner was called for holding to give the Titans the man advantage. With time running out on the powerplay and Brody Medeiros with the puck at the top of blueline, Medeiros sent a drop pass to Jeffers as he entered the zone. As Jeffers skated to the top of the near side faceoff circle, he took a wrist shot that beat Ruotsalainen short side to give the Titans a two-goal lead.

A minute later it was 4 – 1 Titans.

With the puck in the Titans zone, Head chipped the puck off the far side boards and into center ice. Head picked up the puck along the board and skated towards the faceoff dot. Head made a centering pass to Jake LaRusso who redirected the puck past Ruotsalainen for his first goal on the season.

After a timeout, Joey Stanizzi replaced Ruotsalainen between the pipes.

With 9:35 left in the second, Jeffers scored his second goal of the game. As Northeast’s Cade Destefani tried to set up inside the Titans zone, Tyler Nielsen intercepted Destefani’s pass at the top of the slot and head manned the puck up to Jeffers in the neutral zone. As Jeffers entered the offensive zone along the far sideboards on a two-on-one with Nielsen, he used Nielsen as a decoy and took a wrist shot that beat Stanizzi high glove side to give New Jersey a 5 – 1 lead.

The Generals cut the lead to 5 – 2 with 2:23 into the third. On a delayed Titans penalty, Northeast’s Michael Heneghan skated out of his own zone and passed it over to Dylan Schuett who was at the far side blue line. As Schuett skated to the top of the faceoff circle he passed it to Gerard Marretta breaking on his right. Marretta went to the goalmouth and chipped in a backhanded shot past Sergeev’s glove hand and into the net for his fourth goal of the season.

A minute and a half later Matt Cameron gave the Titans a four-goal lead. With the Generals trying to breakout of their own zone, Cameron intercepted a clearing pass at the top of the near side faceoff circle. As he skated towards the net, the Berwyn, PA native took a wrist shot that beat Stanizzi short side to make it a 6 – 2 game.

Nielsen would close out the scoring with a one-timer off a Jeffers pass. Jeffers had a four point game.

Ruotsalainen and Stanizzi combined to stop 25 of 32 shots while Sergeev turned aside 30 of 32. Click here for box score.

The two teams will be back at it tonight at 7:00PM at the New England Sports Village.

Machlitt’s goal gives Titans 6 – 5 shootout win over Tomahawks

Mitch Machlitt scored New Jersey’s lone goal in a shootout to give the visiting Titans a 6 – 5 victory over the Johnstown Tomahawks last night to split the weekend series.

After a scoreless first, the Tomahawks would take a 1 – 0 lead just 1:13 into the middle stanza. Just as the Titans powerplay was ending, Johnstown intercepted an errant Titans pass and entered the offensive zone on a three-on-one. Forward Carson Gallagher took a shot that was saved by Titans netminder Arseni Sergeev but the deep rebound came out to Noah Basarab who lifted the puck into the back of the net over the prone Sergeev.

The Titans then would score three consecutive goals within fifty-one seconds. Matt Cameron intercepted a pass at center ice and skated towards the Tomahawks net. He took a shot that was saved by Johnstown’s goalie Alex Tracy but Tyler Nielsen tucked in the rebound to tie the game at one at 7:07 into the second. It was Nielsen’s first goal of the season.

Eighteen seconds later Chris Garbe scored his second goal of the season. After the draw, the puck would go into the Titans zone and up around the near side boards where it was picked up by Cade Penney who sent an outlet pass to Garbe on his right. As Garbe entered the offensive zone, he crisscrossed with Machlitt who skated towards the far side faceoff circle. Machlitt sent a return backhand pass to Garbe in the slot and the forward redirected the puck through Tracy’s five hole to give the Titans a 2 – 1 lead.

Immediately following the draw Johnstown’s Ethan Webb was called for high sticking to give the Titans the man advantage. As Mac Wiseman skated over center ice, he dumped the puck into the offensive zone behind the Tomahawks net and up along the far side boards where it was picked up by Cameron who sent a bounce pass back to Wiseman at the point. Wiseman skated to the top of the circle and took a wrist shot that beat Tracy’s glove hand to give the Titans a 3 – 1 advantage.

The Tomahawks would cut the deficit in half with 5:12 left in the second. Johnstown’s Sean Bauchens picked up the loose puck in the neutral zone and skated down the far side boards. As he entered the offensive zone Bauchens sent a stretch pass to a Bennett Stockdale on his right. Stockdale outskated the Titans defenders and walked in all alone on Sergeev and beat him with a wrister to close the gap to one.

Oli Andersen was called for hooking at 3:58 into the third period to put the Tomahawks on the powerplay. As time was winding down with the man advantage, Christian Gorscak received a pass at the top of the near side faceoff circle. Gorscak skated back towards the top of the slot and took a shot that was blocked by Cameron, but the puck went right back to Gorscak who immediately sent it over to Quinn Warmuth at the point. Warmuth took a one-timer that found its way through a screen to beat Sergeev to tie the game at three.

Johnstown would regain the lead with 8:49 remaining in the third. Jesse Lycan won the draw in the Titans zone and the puck went back to Matthew Doyle at the near side point. The Hawks defender took a slapshot that was redirected out front and past Sergeev to give the Tomahawks a 4 – 3 advantage.

Nicholas Martino was called for hooking with 7:16 left in the third to put the Titans back on the powerplay. Michael Outzen would set up the play by sending the puck down to Machlitt at the near side faceoff dot. With the lanes being clogged, Machlitt sent a pass back to Andersen at the top of the point. Andersen sent a return pass to Machlitt who took a wrist shot that beat Tracy long side to tie the game at four.

With 2:36 remaining in the third, the Titans were called for too many men on the ice. Outzen would win the draw deep inside the New Jersey zone and send the puck up along the far side boards where it was picked up by Cam Gendron. As Gendron skated down the boards he started to cut towards the Johnstown net. He deek around a Tomahawks defender and then slid the puck through Tracy’s five hole to give the Titans the 5 – 4 lead with 2:27 left in the game. This was truly a highlight reel goal!

The Tomahawks, however, were still on the powerplay. With time winding down on the powerplay and in the game, Gorscak skated out of his own zone and up along the far side boards. He circled behind the Titans net and sent a pass through the goal mouth and Gallagher jammed the puck past Sergeev to knot that score at five and send the game into overtime. It was the first time this season that the Titans would go to the extra period.

After a scoreless overtime, it would go to a shootout where Machlitt was the only one of six shooters to score to give the Titans a 6 – 5 victory. With the win, the Titans improve to 6 – 2.

Sergeev stopped 24 of 29 shots while Tracy turned aside 25 of 30. Click here for the box score.

The Titans will travel to Northeast next weekend to play two games against the Generals.