Weekend Preview: 10/23 – 10/25 – Titans travel to Maine for three game series against Nordiques

The New Jersey Titans travel to Lewiston, ME this weekend to play a three-game series against the Maine Nordiques beginning tomorrow at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Friday and Saturday’s game begin at 7:00 PM while Sunday’s starts at 1:00 PM.

Titans and Nordiques Overview
Last season the Titans took six of eight games played between the two teams, and the Titans outscored the Nordiques by a score of 44 – 30. Both Titans losses were played at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. The last time they met was back on February 1 with the Titans winning 9 – 2 on the road.

Nordiques Overview
The Nordiques are currently tied for second place in the East Division posting a 3 – 1 record for six points. They trail division leader Maryland Black Bears by a point. Last weekend the Nordiques split a two-game series with the Johnstown Tomahawks winning the first game 3 – 2 in a shootout and losing the second game 5 – 2.

Maine has scored 14 goals (fourth in the league) while they have allowed 11 (fifth in the league). The Nordiques are sixth in the league on the power play having converted on 13.3% of their chances while they are second in the league on the penalty kill preventing the opposition from scoring 94.1% of their chances.

Tyler Gaulin leads Maine with seven points (2 goals and 5 assists). Reese Farrell leads the team in goals with four. Jack Strauss has a team high two game winning goals. Farrell and Gaulin each have a team high +4. Stephen Perez has a team high 22 penalty minutes.

Maine’s netminders Avery Sturtz and Tyriq Outen have a combined 2.71 goals against average and .929 save percentage with no shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans are currently tied for third place in the East Division with a 1 -1-1-1 record for four points. They trail division leading Maryland by three points. Last weekend the Black Bears swept the Titans at the Middletown Sports Complex winning Friday night’s game 5 – 3 and 4 – 3 in a shootout in Saturday’s game.

The Titans have scored twelve goals (fifth in the league) while they have allowed 15 (eighth in the league). They have converted on 8.2% of their chances on the power play (ninth in the league) while they are eighth in the league on the penalty kill preventing the opposition from scoring 76.9% of their chances.

Three players (Joe Schubert, Matt Doyle and Tyler Nasca) each have four points while Schubert leads the team in goals scored with three as well as +/- with a +4. Matthew Iasenza has a team high 18 penalty minutes.

Titans goals Berk Berkeliev and Louden Hogg have a combined 3.40 goals against average and .903 save percentage.