The New Jersey Titans are looking to extend a four-game winning streak in Massachusetts as they have two more games against the Northeast Generals this weekend.
Having faced the Generals (12-6-0) in four of their last five contests, the Titans (7-3-1) will look to gain some ground in the East Division standings with a game tonight at 8:30, followed by a game on Saturday at 5:30.
Head coach Craig Doremus said a big area of improvement for the team is discipline. Last weekend, the Titans took 28 penalties in a span of three games that resulted in four power-goals. While New Jersey won all three games, Doremus said he wants to address the problem before it can cost the team a win.
“Unfortunately, we’re getting a lot practice (for our penalty kill). It’s something we’re speaking about as a group, and while we’ve done a really good job killing penalties, this is not a recipe for long-term success,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Titans will look upon several players to carry their strong performances from last weekend over to their upcoming series against the Generals.
Brandon Perrone was named the Bauer East Division star of the week with wins against the Generals and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights. The Smithtown, N.Y. native–who celebrated his 19th birthday yesterday–made 81 saves on 85 shots in his two starts.
Nick Boyagian, who was held without a goal in his first five games, scored in each of the Titans’ three wins last weekend. The Sacred Heart commit notched the tying-goal in a 3-2 overtime win against the Knights and now has six points (3g, 3a) in eight games.
Another Sacred Heart commit made his season debut with the Titans. Todd Goehring returned from the Chicago Steel of the USHL to play in Sunday’s game against the Knights and recorded an assist on Ryan Wheeler’s overtime goal. The New Jersey native recorded 39 points (13g, 26a) last season and will look to give a boost to the Titans’ already potent offense.
Be sure to catch all of the action starting tonight at 8:30 on hockeytv.com.