Weekend preview: 10/4 – 10/5; Titans visit Generals for two

The New Jersey Titans travel to Attleboro, MA this weekend to play two games against the Northeast Generals. The first game will be played on Friday, October 4 and the second game will be played on Saturday, October 5 with both games starting at 7:00PM.

Titans vs. Generals Overview
Last season the Titans won the season series 7 – 5 with two wins coming in overtime and another in a shootout. The Generals outscored the Titans by one: 41 – 40. The Titans went 7 for 49 (14.28%) on the powerplay while the Generals went 4 for 45 (8.8%) with the man advantage. There were no shutouts.

Generals Overview
The Generals currently reside in fifth place in the East Division with a 4 – 5 record for eight points, four behind division leading New Jersey. They have scored 25 goals (fifth best in the league) and they have allowed 29 (second worst in the league). Northeast is coming off a 6 – 2 home win against the Jamestown Rebels. The Generals are 2 – 1 in their last three games. They have converted on 8.8% of their powerplay chances (worst in the league) and have prevented the opposition from scoring on 76.2% (18th in the league) of the time on the penalty kill.

Joe Mancuso (2 goals and 5 assists), Cam Gaudette (1 goal and 6 assists) and Joe Nagle (all assists) each have seven points to lead the team in total points. Tyler Cooper and Trevor Smith each have four goals, which is most on the team. Smith also has two game winning goals. Gaudette and Nagle each have a +4 +/- ratio.

Northeast has a combined 3.14 goals against average and a .897 save percentage with no shutouts.

Titans Overview
The Titans currently sit atop the East Division with a 6 – 2 record for twelve points. They have scored 35 goals (most in the league) and have allowed 27 (third worst in the league). The Titans are coming off a 6 – 5 shootout win against the Johnstown Tomahawks in Johnstown. New Jersey is 2 – 1 in their last three games. The Titans have converted on 32.4% (5th best in the league) of their chances on the powerplay and have prevented the opposition from scoring on 87.9% (8th best in the league) on the penalty kill.

Mitch Machlitt leads the Titans with fourteen total points (4 goals and 10 assists). Kyler Head (7 goals and 3 assists), Michael Outzen (4 goals and assists) and Kyle Jeffers (3 goals and 7 assists) each have ten points with Head leading the team in goals with seven. Five players have scored a game winning goal. Machlitt leads the team with a +8 +/- ratio.

Arseni Sergeev and Patrick Pugliese have a combined 3.22 goals against average and a .895 save percentage with no shutouts.