Weekend Preview: 1/31 – 2/1/20; Titans travel to Maine for two-game series

Jan 30, 2020

For the second time in the month, the Titans will travel to Lewiston, ME to battle the Nordiques at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee arena with Friday and Saturday night games beginning at 7:00 PM.

Titans and Nordiques Overview
The last time these teams met was the weekend of January 10 and 11 and they had split the series with the Titans winning the second game by the score of 7 – 4. The Titans have won five of the six contests between the teams by a combined score of 32 – 21.

Noah Kane leads the Nordiques with eleven points (2 goals and 9 assists) against the Titans while Cannon Green has scored the most goals with four. Maine is 8 for 25 (32%) on the power play. The Nordiques netminders have a combined .838 save percentage and 5.33 goals against average.

Mitch Machlitt has the most points against Maine with twelve (7 goals and 5 assist), and he has scored the most goals against them (seven). The Titans are 4 for 14 (29%) on the power play. Net minders Patrick Pugliese and Arseni Sergeev have a combined .833 save percentage and 3.50 goals against average.

Nordiques Overview
Maine currently is in fifth place in the East Division with a 17-24-2 record for 36 points, twenty-three behind the Titans. They have won three of their last ten games and have lost two straight. They are coming off a 6 – 2 road loss to the Fairbanks Ice Dogs (they were swept by Fairbanks last weekend). The Nordiques have scored 145 goals (ninth best in the league) while they have allowed 172 (second worst in the league). Maine has converted on 24.3% of their chances on the power play (sixth in the league) while they have prevented their opposition from scoring 79% (sixteenth in the league) on the penalty kill.

Kane has the most points on the team with 46 (15 goals and 31 assists). Green has the most goals with seventeen. Trent Grimshaw has scored a team high four game winning goals. Isaiah Fox leads the team in penalty minutes with 182 while Green also has a team best +8.

Maine’s goaltenders have a combined 3.88 goals against average and .888 save percentage with one shutout (Avery Sturtz).

Titans Overview
The Titans are in the first place in the East Division with a 29 – 7 – 0 – 1 record for 59 points. They have won seven of their last ten games, and they are coming off a 5 – 3 home loss against the Johnstown Tomahawks. They have scored 172 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 116 (ninth in the league). The Titans are second in the league on the power play having converted on 28.7% of their chances while they have prevented the opposition from scoring on the penalty kill 81.7% of the time (twelfth best in the league).

Machlitt leads the team in total points with fifty (21 goals and 29 assists) and goals (21). Michael Outzen has a team best five game winning goals. Cade Penney has a team high +/- with +28 while Brody Medeiros has the most penalty minutes on the team with sixty-four.

The goaltending tandem of Pugliese (2.90 GAA and .912 SV%) and Sergeev (3.33 GAA and .898 SV%) have a combined 3.06 goals against average and .907 save percentage with one shutout (Pugliese).