The Titans will travel to Attleboro, MA tomorrow to begin a two-game series against the Northeast Generals. It will be the start of a three-game road swing for the Red Buckets before they return home on October 22 for a two-game series against the reining East Division champions Maine Nordiques.
Friday and Saturday night’s games begin at 7:00PM at the New England Sports Village.
Generals and Titans Overview
Last season the Titans took six of the ten games played between the teams while outscoring Northeast by a combined margin of 41 – 29. The Generals won the first game played between them in a shootout but later in the season the Titans won a game in overtime (3 – 2).
The Generals went 4 for 31 (13%) on the man advantage while the Titans went 12 for 58 (21%). Northeast’s goaltenders had a combined 4.04 goals against average and .898 save percentage against the Titans while Red Buckets goaltenders had a combined 2.77 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
Anthony Calafiore had six points (4 goals and 2 assists) against Northeast last season.
Northeast is currently in second place in the East Division with a 6-6 record for 12 points. They are coming off a 4 – 1 road loss to the Maryland Black Bears (Maryland swept the Generals last weekend). The Generals have scored 39 goals on the season (5th in the league) while they have allowed 35 (22nd in the league). Northeast is 8 for 44 (18.2%) on the powerplay (15th in the league), and they have allowed three goals while on the man advantage. The Generals are 82.21% efficient on the penalty kill (15th in the league), and they haven’t scored any shorthanded goals.
Brent Keefer (5 goals and 7 assists), Paul Minnehan (5 goals and 7 assists) and David Andreychuk (4 goals and 8 assists) each have 12 points to lead the Generals in total points while Keefer and Minnehan has have a team high five goals. Six different players have scored a game winning goal. Marty Marnauzs, Minnehan and Andreychuk each have a team high +6. Murray has a team best +5. Former Titan Matt Boczar has a team high 22 penalty minutes.
Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 2.76 goals against average and .913 save percentage with one shutout (Carson Limesand).
The Titans are currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 5 – 6 record for ten points. They are coming off a 3 – 1 home win against the Johnstown Tomahawks (the teams split last weekend’s series), and they have won three of their last five games. New Jersey has scored 28 goals on the season (16th in the league) while they have allowed 40 (25th in the league). The Titans have converted on 15.4% (6 for 39) of their chances on the powerplay (20th in the league). They have allowed two goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 73.2% efficient on the penalty kill (21st in the league). The Titans have scored two shorthand goals.
Tommy Bannister leads the team with ten total points (6 goals and 4 assists). Brandon Avezov and Bannister each have a team high six goals. Four different players have a game winning goal. Avezov has a team best +4. Blake Farrell has a team high 54 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 3.59 goals against average and .884 save percentage with no shutouts.