The Titans will be traveling today for the long trek up to Maine for a two-game series against the Nordiques that will be played at The Colisee on Friday and Saturday with both games starting at 7:00PM.
This will be the first of two trips that the Titans will be making to Lewiston in three weeks.
Nordiques vs. Titans Overview
This weekend’s series will be games nine and ten of the twelve scheduled between them. The Titans have won all eight games by a combined score of 46 – 16. The last time they met was back on January 14 and 15 when the Titans swept the series at the Middletown Sports Complex by a combined score of 6 – 1. The second game Andrew Takacs stopped all 30 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season.
Maine’s Tyler Gaulin leads the Nordiques with seven total points (4 goals and 3 assists) against the Red as well as goals (4). The Nordiques are 4 for 24 (17%) on the powerplay against the Titans. Maine’s goaltenders have a combined .882 save percentage and 5.63 save percentage.
Brendan Dumas leads the Titans with 14 total points (6 goals and 8 assists) against Maine as well as goals (six). David Posmas leads all Titans defensemen with eight points (4 goals and 4 assists) against the Nordiques. The Red Buckets are 6 for 31 (19%) on the powerplay against the Nordiques while the Titans netminders have a combined .940 save percentage and 2.00 goals against average with one shutout.
Maine is currently in sixth place in the East Division with a 14-21-2-3 record for 33 points. The Nordiques are coming off a 3 – 2 road win against the Northeast Generals. They have won two in a row and have won four out of their last ten games. The Nordiques have scored 120 goals on the season (24th in the league) while they have allowed 165 (25th in the league). Maine is 34 for 141 (24.1%) on the powerplay (sixth in the league), and they have allowed nine goals while on the man advantage. They are 17 for 55 (30.91%) on the powerplay at home. The Nordiques are 80.9% efficient on the penalty kill (18th in the league), and they have scored four shorthanded goals. Maine is 74.07% efficient on the penalty kill at home.
Aidan Connolly (13 points and 14 assists) and Gaulin (10 goals and 17 assists) each have a team high 27 points while Connolly has the most goals (13). Tristan Fasig has scored the most game winning goals for Maine with two. Dom Marcinkevics has a team high +5 while Caden Pattison has the most penalty minutes on the team with 119.
Maine’s goaltenders have a combined 3.91 goals against average and .897 save percentage with one shutout (Gus Holt).
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 30-11-2-0 record for 62 points. They are coming off a 6 – 0 road win over the Maryland Black Bears (the Titans swept Maryland last weekend), and they have won seven out of their last 10 games. New Jersey has scored 167 goals on the season (2nd in the league) while they have allowed 121 (7th in the league). The Titans have converted on 17.8% (28 for 157) of their chances on the powerplay (16th in the league), and they have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. They are 19.28% on the man advantage on the road. The Red Buckets are 83.5% efficient on the penalty kill (10th in the league). The Titans have scored seven shorthand goals. They are 85% efficient shorthanded on the road.
Tommy Bannister leads the team with 51 total points (18 goals and 33 assists) while Anthony Calafiore and Bannister each have a team high 18 goals. Calafiore also has a team high six game winning goals David Posma has a team (and league) best +33. Blake Farrell has a team high 129 penalty minutes.
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.75 goals against average and .909 save percentage with two shutouts (Andrew Takacs).