Weekend Preview – 3/11 & 3/12: Titans travel to Maine for last series against Nordiques

Weekend Preview – 3/11 & 3/12: Titans travel to Maine for last series against Nordiques

The Titans will leave today for a two-game series against the Maine Nordiques starting tomorrow night at The Colisee in Lewiston, ME. Friday and Saturday’s games begin at 7:00PM. This will be the second time these teams have met in the past three weeks.

Nordiques vs. Titans Overview
This weekend’s series will be the last of the 12 games between them with the Titans winning nine of the prior ten by a combined score of 53 – 20. Two weeks ago, they split with the Titans winning the first contest 7 – 2 which included Michael Young having a four-goal game. The Nordiques won the second contest 2 – 0.

Maine’s Tyler Gaulin leads the Nordiques with eleven total points (6 goals and 5 assists) against the Red Buckets as well as goals (6). The Nordiques are 6 for 32 (19%) on the powerplay against the Titans. Maine’s goaltenders have a combined .886 save percentage and 5.20 save percentage with one shutout.

Brendan Dumas leads the Titans with 15 total points (7 goals and 8 assists) against Maine.  Michael Young has a team high eight goals against the Nordiques. Chris Carroll has 12 points (5 goals and 7 assists) in eight games against the Nordiques.  The Red Buckets are 6 for 34 (18%) on the powerplay against the Nordiques while the Titans netminders have a combined .941 save percentage and 1.90 goals against average with one shutout.

Nordiques Overview
Maine is currently in sixth place in the East Division with a 15-23-2-4 record for 36 points. The Nordiques are coming off a 3 – 2 home loss against the Northeast Generals. They have won five out of their last ten games. The Nordiques have scored 132 goals on the season (23rd in the league) while they have allowed 182 (26th in the league). Maine is 38 for 163 (23.3%) on the powerplay (sixth in the league), and they have allowed ten goals while on the man advantage. The Nordiques are 81.9% efficient on the penalty kill (15th in the league), and they have scored four shorthanded goals.

Gaulin leads the Nordiques with 34 total points (12 goals and 22 assists) while Aidan Connolly has a team high 13 goals. Tristan Fasig and Nicholas Bernardo each have scored two game winning goals for Maine. Connolly has a team high +6 while Caden Pattison has the most penalty minutes on the team with 134.

Maine’s goaltenders have a combined 3.91 goals against average and .897 save percentage with two shutouts (Gus Holt).

Titans Overview
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 33-12-2-0 record for 68 points. They are coming off a 1 – 0 home win over the Jamestown Rebels (the Titans swept Jamestown last weekend), and they have won eight out of their last 10 games. New Jersey has scored 180 goals on the season (second in the league) while they have allowed 126 (4th in the league). The Titans have converted on 17% (28 for 165) of their chances on the powerplay (17th in the league), and they have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 83.8% efficient on the penalty kill (10th in the league). The Titans have scored eight shorthand goals.

Tommy Bannister leads the team with 54 total points (20 goals and 34 assists) and goals (20). Anthony Calafiore has a team best six game winning goals. David Posma has a team (and league) best +37. Blake Farrell has a team high 131 penalty minutes.

The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.60 goals against average and .913 save percentage with three shutouts (Andrew Takacs).