The Titans will host the Northeast Generals for the first time this season for a two-game series beginning tomorrow night at 7:30PM. Saturday’s game will start at 7:00PM. This will be games three and four of the Red Buckets seven game homestand.
Generals vs. Titans Overview
This will be the first time the teams will be meeting since October 15 and 16 when they split a two-game series in Attleboro, MA. The Titans won the first game 7 – 1 while the Generals secured a 3 – 2 win in overtime in the second game. Despite splitting the series, the Titans have outscored the Generals 9 – 4.
Four different players scored back in October for the Generals while Kyle Schroeder (two assists) and Sixten Jennersjö (1 goal and 1 assist) each have two points against the Titans. The Generals are 1 for 10 (10%) on the powerplay against the Red Buckets while Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 4.42 goals against average and .886 save percentage.
Brendan Dumas (1 goal and 3 assists) and Tommy Bannister (all assists) have four points against the Generals while Levente Keresztes, Nick Ring and Anthony Calafiore each have scored a pair of goals. The Titans are 4 for 14 (29%) on the powerplay while Andrew Takacs (who has played in both games against the Generals) has a 1.97 goals against average and .935 save percentage.
Northeast is currently in fifth place in the East Division with a 18-16-0-1 record for 37 points. They are coming off a 6 – 1 road loss to the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks (the teams split last weekend), and they have won five of their last ten games. The Generals have scored 111 goals on the season (16th in the league) while they have allowed 115 (21st in the league). Northeast is 18 for 119 (15.1%) on the powerplay (22nd in the league), and they have allowed six goals while on the man advantage. The Generals are 76.6% efficient on the penalty kill (22nd in the league), and they have scored three shorthanded goals.
David Andreychuk (14 goals and 23 assists) leads the Generals in total points thirty-seven while Brent Keefer has a team high fifteen goals. Andreychuk and Keefer each have six game winning goals. Paul Minnehan has a team high +18 while former Titan Matt Boczar has a team high 92 penalty minutes.
Northeast’s goaltenders have a combined 3.10 goals against average and .907 save percentage with one shutout (Carson Limesand).
The Titans currently lead the East Division with a 25-10-1-0 record for 51 points. They are coming off a 3 – 0 home win against the Maine Nordiques (the Titans swept Maine last weekend), and they have won eight out of their last 10 games. New Jersey has scored 136 goals on the season (2nd in the league) while they have allowed 102 (12th in the league). The Titans have converted on 16.7% (22 for 132) of their chances on the powerplay (20th in the league), and they have allowed five goals while on the man advantage. The Red Buckets are 84.9% efficient on the penalty kill (9th in the league). The Titans have scored five shorthand goals.
Bannister leads the team with 42 total points (16 goals and 26 assists) and goals (16). Anthony Calafiore has a team high five game winning goals. David Posma has a team (and league) best +27. Coleman Nee has a team high 112 penalty minutes (fifth most in the league).
The Titans goaltenders have a combined 2.78 goals against average and .909 save percentage with one shutout (Takacs).