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TRENTON DEVILS (11-13-0-2, 24pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (14-8-5-0, 33pts) Game 27 ◦ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR

IR AHL

AHL IR

IR

2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 34

T.J. Miller Andy Thomas Justin Coutu Martin Nolet Trevor Kell Tony Zancanaro Mike Potacco Darcy Zajac Matt Lombardi Matt Vokes Ryan Ginand Dan Charleston Ryan Hayes Brad Miller Kory Nagy Kyle Kucharski Taylor Vichorek J.S. Berube Jeremy Akeson Dave Leaderer Justin Pender Jordon Southorn Chase Watson Jeff Prough

# Name

IR

1 Jeff Lerg 31 Shane Connelly 35 Dave Caruso # Name

IR

AHL AHL AHL

IR IR

AHL

2 3 4 5 6 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 20 23 25 27 28 29 37 44 71 93

Jody Pederson R.J. Anderson Brennan Turner Patrick Coulombe Chris Frank Jamie Fraser Eric Lampe Oren Eizeman Yannick Tifu John Kurtz John de Gray Michael Dubuc Ryan Hillier Corey Cowick Kevin DeVergiglio Dustin Cameron Tyler Donati Andrew Sweetland Justin Donati Josh Brittain Eric Regan A.J. Perry Brett Gallant Brian Lebler Brock McBride

# Name

Pos. Sh.

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.19.84 10.02.86 06.23.86 06.04.82 06.04.82 09.23.86 11.09.87 09.03.85 04.01.86 11.27.84 06.04.89 01.31.86 10.12.89 03.06.87 08.25.88 06.20.90 11.26.84 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 10.23.82 04.20.86

Trenton Devils GP G A

Hometown

D D D D F F F F F F F F F D F F F F F D D D F F

L R L L R L R R R R L L R R L L R L L L L L L R

6'4 6'2 6'0 6'3 6’0 5’5 5’10 6'1 5’11 6’1 5’9 5'8 5'10 5’10 5’11 6’3 6’8 6’3 6’2 5'11 6’4 6'3 6’0 5’10

210 210 205 205 185 170 185 200 200 190 180 180 180 170 195 200 250 195 210 190 215 200 195 180

G G G

L L L

5’6 5'9 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 8 5 180 03.16.87 Cheltenham, PA 10 2 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA 11 3

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-3 6-0 6-3 5-9 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-3 5'10

205 195 220 180 230 200 170 190 193 210 209 177 198 201 190 183 180 204 180 230 200 195 185 220 192

03.14.85 07.16.86 12.05.86 04.23.85 01.08.86 11.17.85 03.31.86 03.27.85 10.12.84 05.16.89 03.14.88 06.29.88 01.25.88 01.08.89 01.01.86 04.28.89 10.17.86 10.21.86 10.17.86 01.03.90 05.20.88 01.12.87 12.28.88 07.16.88 10.18.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-0 6-0

185 12.13.86 Lambeth, ON 9 2 200 11.09.89 St. Lazare, PQ 18 8

Pos. Ct.

Pos. Sh.

D D D D D D F F F F D F F F F F F F F F D F F F F

L R L L L L L L L L L L R L R L L L R L R L L L L

Pos. Ct.

31 Daren Machesney G 35 Marco Cousineau G

L L

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

Placentia, CA Bow, NH Maple Ridge, BC Quebec City, PQ Thunder Bay, ON Trenton, MI Kinnelon, NJ Winnipeg, MAN Milton, MA Auburn, MA Milford, MA Oak Forest, IL Syracuse, NY Alpharetta, GA Walsingham, ON Saugus, MA Moose Lake, MN Matane, PQ Ottawa, ON Rochester, NY St. Johns, NL Montreal, PQ Media, PA Dearborn Heights, MI

Hometown

GP W

L OTL SOL SO GAA

3 6 5

0 1 0

0 0 2

0 1 1 5 0 0 7 5 10 1 2 11 2 0 5 2 4 15 10 1 5 7 0 0 3

0 6 8 13 3 2 7 13 20 2 6 10 4 3 11 1 4 4 26 2 12 12 0 0 8

Elmira Jackals GP G A

Hometown

Smithers, BC Lino Lakes, MN Foam Lake, SK St. Fabien, PQ Lynwood, WA Sarnia, ON Madison, WI Toronto, ON Brossard, PQ Oakville, ON Markham, ON Halifax, NS Granby, PQ Gloucester, ON Sterling Heights, MI Saskatoon, SK Oakville, ON Bonavista, NF Oakville, ON Milton, ON Whitby, ON Peterborough, ON Summerside, PEI Penticton, BC Cornwall, ON Hometown

PTS +/- PIM Notes

20 1 5 6 -10 6 19 1 3 4 -6 17 26 1 10 11 -5 53 14 2 1 3 +4 10 9 5 6 11 +6 4 15 3 7 10 -4 11 7 0 1 1 +1 0 14 2 6 8 +3 9 25 7 6 13 -6 14 7 3 5 8 0 4 25 13 17 30 +6 12 4 1 5 6 -6 6 23 12 10 22 -4 10 10 3 5 8 +2 0 15 3 4 7 -4 8 8 0 0 0 -8 6 24 2 5 7 +1 40 24 8 10 18 -2 40 24 5 4 9 -10 38 22 3 7 10 -8 12 24 1 6 7 -14 30 15 0 2 2 -8 18 10 0 9 9 -4 4 26 9 8 17 -16 26

13 19 26 23 12 4 16 13 27 7 20 14 17 11 26 16 6 21 26 8 26 25 12 0 8

GP W

0 4

0 0

Drafted by the Washington Capitals, 4th round, '05 On career-high 3-game point streak 21-day IR, 11/29-12/20 Recalled by AHL-Albany, 11/15 Return to lineup last having played 11/27 vs. Alaska First professional point, 12/17 at Elmira Recalled by AHL-Albany, 11/27 2 straight games with PP goals 21-day IR, 12/18-01/18 Leads ECHL players with 177 shots Made pro debut with Grand Rapids (AHL), '08-09 2 straight multi-point games (4g, 2a) Assists in all 4 games with Trenton this season Recorded assist for AHL-Albany, 12/18 at Norfolk 8 goals in 57 pro games Father Mark drafted by Philadelphia Flyers in 1982 5 multi-point games this season Scored 2 of his 5 goals against Elmira Played in 18 straight games since returning from AHL Assists in 2 straight games 21-day IR, 12/07-12/28 9 assists in 10 games with Trenton Led Brown University (ECAC) in scoring, '06 and '07

SV% Notes

0 3.42 0.888 0 2.83 0.902 0 3.49 0.912

Last played 11/24 at Florida Played for Elmira, South Carolina and Trenton this season One of game's 3 stars in each of last 2 games

PTS +/- PIM Notes

0 7 9 18 3 2 14 18 30 3 8 21 6 3 16 3 8 19 36 3 17 19 0 0 11

-3 0 +1 +3 -4 +5 -2 +11 +8 +2 +6 +8 -2 -7 -11 -4 -1 +2 -4 +1 0 +6 0 0 +1

L OTL SOL SO GAA

6 5

21-day IR, 12/17-01/07

4 8 80 12 49 0 2 6 56 0 28 19 0 14 48 11 12 8 20 13 25 24 75 0 4

Returned from AHL-Worcester Sharks, 12/08 Drafted by Philadelphia, 4th round, '04 Leads team w/ 80 PIM Teammate of Sidney Crosby w/ Rimouski (QMJHL) 21-day IR, 11/15-12/06 Loaned from AHL-Houston Aeros, 12/11 Loaned to AHL-Syracuse Crunch, 12/26 Recalled by Hartford (now Connecticut), 11/25 5g, 6a vs. Trenton this season Recalled to AHL-Syracuse Crunch, 12/26 Recalled by Syracuse Crunch, 12/26 Loaned to Rochester Americans, 11/25 Drafted by NY Rangers, 3rd round, '06 Loaned from AHL-Binghamton Senators, 12/11 1g, 1a in his last game, 12/18 vs. Toledo 3-day IR, 12/11-12/14 7-day IR, 12/14-12/21 2 hat tricks at Trenton this season Entered week 2nd in ECHL scoring Reassigned from AHL-Syracuse, 12/02 2 of 5 goals have come against Trenton 4 seasons w/ OHL's London Knights Activated off IR 12/16 Loaned from AHL-Syracuse Crunch, 12/29 Returned from AHL-Houston Aeros, 12/17

SV% Notes

0 4.07 0.860 0 3.56 0.878

Returned from AHL Binghamton Senators, 12/29 2-1 vs. Trenton this season


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TRENTON DEVILS (11-13-0-2, 24pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (14-8-5-0, 33pts) Game 27 ◦ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ Eastern Conference Standings ATLANTIC

GP

W

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

L

OTL

SOL

PTS

Reading Elmira Trenton

29 27 26

19 14 11

9 8 13

Greenville Florida South Carolina Gwinnett

29 33 30 32

21 20 15 13

6 12 14 14

Wheeling Cincinnati Kalamazoo Toledo

29 30 27 28

16 11 11 11

12 12 13 14

SOUTH

NORTH

GP

GP

W

W

Western Conference Standings MOUNTAIN

GP

W

Utah Alaska Idaho Victoria

29 26 30 29

16 16 13 12

9 9 11 14

Las Vegas Stockton Bakersfield Ontario

25 26 28 27

15 12 14 10

7 9 13 16

PACIFIC

GP

W

1 5 0

1 0 1 1

0 5 1 2

3 1 2 1

2 2 1 0

0 0 2

1 1 0 4

1 2 2 1

1 0 4 2

1 3 0 1

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

39 33 24

0.672 0.611 0.462

95 103 86

83 93 99

445 573 400

8-5-1-0 8-6-3-0 5-7-0-2

11-4-0-0 6-2-2-0 6-6-0-0

44 41 31 31

0.759 0.621 0.517 0.484

108 114 81 86

68 95 84 106

443 544 391 590

12-3-1-0 10-5-0-0 8-5-1-0 7-6-0-1

9-3-0-1 10-7-0-1 7-9-0-0 6-8-1-3

33 29 25 25

0.569 0.483 0.463 0.446

99 83 88 74

85 96 106 92

532 595 483 543

10-8-0-0 5-8-1-1 6-7-0-0 5-7-0-1

6-4-0-1 6-4-4-1 5-6-1-2 6-7-2-0

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

36 33 32 27

0.621 0.635 0.533 0.466

86 79 84 81

81 60 84 92

604 336 466 674

4-6-2-0 8-4-1-0 6-4-0-3 4-7-1-1

12-3-1-1 8-5-0-0 7-7-2-1 8-7-0-1

33 29 29 21

0.660 0.558 0.518 0.389

74 77 83 68

64 79 87 95

404 542 625 501

9-4-1-0 6-4-1-1 9-6-1-0 2-11-0-1

6-3-1-1 6-5-1-2 5-7-0-0 8-5-0-0

PCT

GF

GA

Today in the ECHL

Kalamazoo Wings (11-13-3) at Toledo Walleye (11-14-3) 7 p.m. ET · Kory Karlander leads Kalamazoo against the Walleye with 10 points (4g-6a). · Evan Rankin leads Toledo against the K-Wings with 12 points (8g-4a). · K-Wings are 7-3-3 in one-goal games. · Walleye are 8-1-1 when leading after two periods. Elmira Jackals (14-8-5) at Trenton Devils (11-13-2) 7 p.m. ET · Yannick Tifu leads Elmira against the Devils with 11 points (5g-6a). · Trenton’s Ryan Hayes is on an eight-game point streak since Dec. 4 (7g-6a). · Jackals are second on the penalty kill on the road at 89.6 percent (43-for-48). · Devils are 7-1-0 when leading after two periods. Wheeling Nailers (16-12-1) at Gwinnett Gladiators (13-14-5) 7:05 p.m. ET · Wheeling’s Ben Street is tied for first among rookies with 29 points (12g-17a). · Gwinnett’s Dan Kissel is second among rookies with 88 shots. · Nailers are 12-4-0 when scoring first. · Gladiators are 10-0-0 when leading after two periods. Greenville Road Warriors (21-6-2) at South Carolina Stingrays (15-14-1) 7:05 p.m. ET · Greenville’s Dov Grumet-Morris is first with a 1.93 goals-against average. · Tommy Goebel leads South Carolina against the Road Warriors with six points (1g-5a). · Road Warriors are first with eight shorthanded goals. · Stingrays are 7-5-1 in one-goal games. Bakersfield Condors (13-13-1) at Utah Grizzlies (16-9-4) 7:05 p.m. MT · Stephane Goulet leads Bakersfield against the Grizzlies with seven points (3g-4a). · Utah’s Nick Tuzzolino is tied for third among defensemen with six goals. · Condors are 10-3-1 when scoring first. · Grizzlies are first on the power play at 23.6 percent (34-for-144). Las Vegas Wranglers (15-7-3) at Stockton Thunder (12-9-4) 7 p.m. PT · Ryan Huddy leads Las Vegas with 12 goals and 20 points. · Chris Lawrence leads Stockton with 21 points (9g-12a). · Wranglers are second on the power play on the road at 24.5 percent (13-for-53). · Thunder are second with 27.96 shots-against per game. Ontario Reign (10-16-1) at Victoria Salmon Kings (12-14-3) 7:05 p.m. PT · Chaz Johnson leads Ontario against the Salmon Kings with six points (3g-3a). · Victoria’s PJ Atherton is second among defensemen with 21 points (6g-15a). · Reign are 7-0-1 when leading after two periods. · Salmon Kings are 11-5-2 when scoring first. Idaho Steelheads (13-11-6) at Alaska Aces (16-9-1) 7:15 p.m. AKT · Idaho’s Kael Mouillierat is tied for first among rookies with 13 goals and 29 points. · Jerad Stewart leads Alaska against the Steelheads with three goals and six points. · Steelheads are second on the power play at 23.2 percent (32-for-138). · Aces are first with 2.31 goals-against per game.

PIM

HOME

STREAK

7-2-1-0 4-5-1-0 4-5-0-1

3-0-1-0 1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0

8-1-0-1 6-3-0-1 7-3-0-0 1-8-1-0

3-0-0-0 3-0-0-1 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0

7-2-0-1 3-6-0-1 4-5-0-1 5-4-1-0

1-0-0-1 0-3-0-0 0-2-0-0 2-0-0-0

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

5-4-1-0 6-4-0-0 3-6-0-1 3-4-1-2

1-0-0-0 5-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0

6-3-1-0 4-5-1-0 7-3-0-0 4-6-0-0

0-1-1-0 0-4-1-0 6-0-0-0 2-0-0-0

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores SUN, DECEMBER 26 South Carolina 6 at Gwinnett 2 Reading 5 at Trenton 3 Cincinnati 4 at Wheeling 5 Kalamazoo 1 at Toledo 4 Las Vegas 5 at Ontario 6 (OT) Stockton 0 at Bakersfield 1 MON, DECEMBER 27 South Carolina 1 at Greenville 5 Stockton 3 at Bakersfield 4 (OT) Utah 5 at Las Vegas 3 TUE, DECEMBER 28 Wheeling 3 at Gwinnett 4 (SO) Florida 4 at Reading 3 (OT) Toledo 2 at Cincinnati 0 Ontario 6 at Victoria 3 Idaho 2 at Alaska 3 Upcoming ECHL Schedule THU, DECEMBER 30 Florida at Reading - 7:05 PM EST Las Vegas at Stockton - 7:00 PM PST FRI, DECEMBER 31 Florida at Trenton - 5:00 PM EST Wheeling at Gwinnett - 6:05 PM EST Greenville at South Carolina - 7:05 PM EST Elmira at Kalamazoo - 7:30 PM EST Victoria at Utah - 7:05 PM MST Bakersfield at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Ontario at Alaska - 7:15 PM AKST SAT, JANUARY 1 Cincinnati at Toledo - 7:00 PM EST Florida at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST Elmira at Kalamazoo - 7:30 PM EST Victoria at Utah - 7:05 PM MST Bakersfield at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Ontario at Alaska - 7:15 PM AKST SUN, JANUARY 2 Gwinnett at South Carolina - 4:00 PM EST Wheeling at Greenville - 4:05 PM EST


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PRESENTED BY: Trenton Orthopaedic Group

TRENTON DEVILS (11-13-0-2, 24pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (14-8-5-0, 33pts) Game 27 ◦ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

Breakaway Goals Lift Royals Past Devils, 5-3

Trenton, NJ – With the score tied 2-2, Reading’s Devin Timberlake and Matt Caruana scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, giving the Royals a lead they would never relinquish Sunday evening. Matt Lombardi scored on the power play for the Devils with 8:38 remaining in the third period to draw Trenton back to within a goal, but Matt Dalton foiled the Devils down the stretch by making 16 of his 37 saves in the third period, earning his second win of the season

against Trenton. The Devils scored on their first shot of the game Sunday afternoon, with Ryan Hayes extending his point streak to eight consecutive games by beating Matt Dalton with a slap shot 49 seconds into the first period. Assisted by J.S. Berube and Justin Coutu, Hayes’ goal moved the Syracuse, NY native into a tie for sixth place in scoring among ECHL rookies. The Royals pulled even 5:31 later, with Ben Gordon notching his 10th goal of the season by firing a shot over Dave Caruso’s shoulder. Rob Slaney put Reading ahead 2-1 by scoring a shorthanded goal at 15:12 of the first period, but J.S. Berube tied the game 2-2 with 1:52 remaining in the opening stanza, scoring on the power play as Reading’s Matt Caruana was serving a twominute penalty for interference. After the Devils played on equal footing with the Atlantic Division-leading Royals through one period, a red-hot Reading club used the second

Hunting the Jackals

-The Elmira Jackals are the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators, and the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch (Anaheim) and Binghamton Senators (Ottawa). -The Jackals began play in the now defunct UHL during the 2000-01 season, and have been a member of the ECHL since the 2007-08 season. The franchise’s all-time record in ECHL regular-season games stood at 216-117-6 entering the 201011 season. Elmira has made the playoffs in each of its three seasons in the ECHL, but has never navigated beyond the second round. In the all-time, regular-season series between Trenton and Elmira, the Devils have prevailed 24 times, and the Jackals have won 21 times. In the only playoff matchup between the clubs, the Jackals won four games to three, in a closely-contested, seven-game series in 2009. -Elmira’s first-year head coach is Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native Malcolm Cameron. Cameron is in his ninth season as a head coach in professional hockey, previously having led the Cincinnati Cyclones, Long Beach Ice Dogs, Texas Wildcatters and Florida Everblades in the ECHL. Cameron has also coached the UHL’s Columbus Stars and the CHL’s Corpus Christi Rayz, and has served as an assistant coach with the Lubbock Cotton Kings (WPHL) and Columbia Inferno (ECHL). Cameron became a coach following a nine-year playing career, scoring 34 goals while playing right wing for nine different teams. As an animal, jackals are indigenous to regions in Africa, Asia and southeastern Europe, filling a similar ecological niche as coyotes fill in North America. Jackals are renowned for their hunting skills, possessing long legs and curved teeth capable of hunting birds, reptiles and small mammals. Of the genus known as Canis, jackals are capable of running at speeds near 10 miles per hours four several miles at a time. Jackals are characterized by a very territorial nature as they normally choose to hunt alone or in pairs, seeking their prey primarily at either dawn or dusk.

period to get the advantage on Trenton. The Royals took the lead when Devin Timberlake scored off a pass from John Scrymgeour, after Louis Liotti had started the play with a long-range pass to Scrymegeour from deep in Reading’s defensive zone. The Royals added insurance when Matt Caruana deflected a pointshot from Rob Kwiet past Dave Caruso 8:51 into the second period. In the third period, the Devils held a decisive shooting advantage over the Royals, at a clip of 17-9. Justin Pender and Brad Miller set up Matt Lombardi’s power-play goal to bring the Devils to within a goal of Reading in the game’s final nine minutes, but Trenton was unable to find the equalizer. Devin Timberlake capped off the day’s scoring by depositing an insurance marker into an empty net in the game’s final minute, as Reading went on to defeat Trenton 5-3. A bright spot for Trenton in Sunday’s loss was its power play which finished the game scoring twice on seven opportunities. Sunday was the Devils’ fifth consecutive game with a power-play goal, with Trenton scoring multiple power-play goals in four of those five games. With a record of 11-13-0-2, the Devils will next be in action Wednesday when they square off with the Elmira Jackals at Sun National Bank Center at 7:00 p.m.

Ryan Hayes Q&A Forward Ryan Hayes is in his first professional season as a member of the Trenton Devils in 2010-11, having spent the last three seasons playing junior hockey for the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers. The Syracuse, NY native is currently on an eight-game point scoring streak, having recorded his first pro hat trick on December 19 against the Toledo Walleye at Sun National Bank Center. Hayes’ 22 points this season rank him second on the Devils, and 13 of those points have come on his current scoring streak. Q: What was your favorite hockey team growing up? Who was your favorite player? A: The Detroit Red Wings were such a good team and I always liked watching them, so they were my favorite team. And even though he wasn’t a Red Wing, Pavel Bure was my favorite player. Q: Do you have any nicknames? A: Not really. Maybe “Hayes-y?” In hockey, whenever there isn’t a nickname for a guy, people usually just add a “y” onto his last name, and go with that. Q: Do you have any pregame rituals? A: There are a few things that I like to eat before games. I either go with a peanut butter & jelly sandwich or chicken parmesan. Sometimes it is hard to get exactly what I want for road games, but as much as I can, I stick to the PB&J and chicken parm. Q: If you had to make your own dinner, what would you cook for yourself? A: PB&J and chicken parm are for game days, but I also like a chicken stir-fry that I can make. Q: What is your favorite sports movie? Non-sports movie? A: Slap Shot and The Hangover. Q: Are there any characters in The Hangover that remind you of yourself? A: Not really. I liked Alan (Zach Galifianakis) but I’m not as funny as he is. Q: If you could meet three people, alive or dead, who would they be? A: Tiger Woods, Roger Federer and Will Ferrell.


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TRENTON DEVILS (11-13-0-2, 24pts) vs ELMIRA JACKALS (14-8-5-0, 33pts) Game 27 ◦ Wednesday, December 29, 2010 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

Jackals Visit Trenton After 11-Day Layoff

On Wednesday, Trenton faces Elmira in the seventh of 16 meetings between the heated division rivals this season. The Devils are in search of their first win against the Jackals on home ice, suffering 7-2 and 5-2 home defeats against Elmira, on November 20 and December 8 respectively. Overall against Elmira, Trenton is 2-40-0, having split four games at First Arena. In the three most recent games between the clubs, all at First Arena, Trenton has come out the victor on two occasions. Although the Jackals are scuffling lately, having earned only four wins in their last 10 games, the Devils will still encounter a squad with the third most penalty minutes in the Eastern Conference, and the third highest scoring offense in the entire ECHL. A player to watch will be the Jackals’ Andrew Sweetland, who has scored hat tricks in both of Elmira’s prior visits to Trenton. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Elmira Scouting Report * The Jackals are in second place of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division with a record of 14-8-5-0, and 4-5-1-0 in their last 10 games. * The Jackals’ offense is ranked third in the ECHL, having scored 103 goals in 27 games (3.81 per game). Elmira’s defense is seventh in the Eastern Conference, surrendering 93 goals in 27 games (3.44 per game). At even strength, Elmira is plus-eight, scoring 71 times and giving up 63 goals. * Elmira’s leading point scorer is Justin Donati whose 36 points (19g, 26a) rank tied for second in the ECHL. Donati finished last season second in league scoring with 104 points, trailing only his twin bother and teammate, Tyler. Tyler Donati has four goals and four assists for the Jackals in six games this season after starting the year with the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack/Connecticut Whale. * The Jackals have used six goaltenders this season, with Marco Cousineau and Daren Machesney the active puck stoppers. With a 2-1 record against Trenton, Cousineau has played in a team-high 18 games, posting a record of 8-5-4 with a 2.44 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. Since being acquired from the Victoria Salmon Kings in exchange for goaltender Zane Kalemba December 7, Machesney has played in three games and has a record of 1-2, with a 4.03 goals-against average and .871 save percentage. Two of Machesney’s three games with the Jackals have come against Trenton, winning his Elmira debut against the Devils December 11, and losing against the Devils December 17. * Elmira’s power play ranks 10th in the ECHL this season, scoring 27 goals in 155 opportunities (17.4%). Against Trenton, Elmira’s PP is 4 for 30 (13%). In their most recent game against Toledo, the Jackals’ power play went 1 for 5 (20%). The Jackals have also given up nine shorthanded goals, the second highest total in the league. * Elmira’s penalty kill is ranked ninth in the ECHL, being scored on 21 times on 116 times shorthanded (83.3%). Against the Devils, the Jackals’ penalty killing has killed off 35 of 42 (83.3%). The Jackals have scored four of their five shorthanded goals this season against the Devils.

Trenton Scouting Report * The Devils take the ice Wednesday with a record of 11-13-0-2, having won two of their last three games, collecting points in four of five, and going 4-5-0-1 in their last 10. * Trenton’s offense is tied with Gwinnett and Utah for seventh best in the ECHL, compiling 86 goals in 26 games (3.3 per game). The Devils’ defense is ninth in the Eastern Conference, giving up 99 goals in 26 games (3.8 per game). At even strength, Trenton is minus-six, netting 55 and allowing 61 markers. * With 30 points (13g, 17a) in 25 games, Ryan Ginand is Trenton’s leading scorer. Ginand’s 177 shots this season are most in the ECHL, 50 more than the league’s second most frequent shooter, Ben Street of the Wheeling Nailers. Ginand has led Trenton players in shots in 18 of the team’s 26 games (69%), and has the highest single-game total by any Trenton player with 13 shots against the Elmira Jackals on December 17. * By scoring the Devils’ first goal on Sunday, Ryan Hayes extended his streak to eight consecutive games with a point. The goal was Hayes’ 12th of the season, and his 22 points tie him with Toledo’s Peter LeBlanc and Zack Torquato for sixth place in scoring among ECHL rookies. The Syracuse, NY native ranks second on the Devils in scoring. *In net, the Devils have dressed five different goaltenders, with Dave Caruso and Shane Connelly on the current active roster. Having started Trenton’s last four games, Caruso has a season record of 3-5-2, with a 3.49 goals-against average and .912 save percentage. Since acquired from South Carolina December 1, Connelly has played in three games, has an 0-2 record, a 3.88 goals-against average, and an .880 save percentage. * The Devils power play is ranked ninth in the ECHL, accruing 26 scores in 145 opportunities (17.9%). Trenton’s PP is currently on a torrid pace, posting multiple power-play goals in four of the last five games. Against Elmira, the Devils’ PP is 7 for 42 (16.7%). * Trenton’s penalty kill is ranked 13th in the league, surrendering 21 powerplay goals on 113 (81.4%) opportunities against them. In their last two games, the Devils have killed 6 of 8 (75%). Against the Jackals, the Devils’ PK is 26 for 30 (87%). The Devils have scored five shorthanded goals.

Brad Miller Time on the Power Play

Acquired in a trade from the Elmira Jackals on December 11, defenseman Brad Miller has recorded points in each of his four games in a Trenton uniform (1g, 4a), all coming on Devils’ power plays. Skating as a forward in six games played for Elmira this season, Miller managed three points (2g, 1a) and just one point on the power play. It’s not the first time Miller’s offensive production has increased after shifting from forward back to defense. The Alpharetta, GA native experienced a similar offensive boom after switching from forward to defense as a college player at the University of North Dakota (WCHA). After scoring a combined 34 points in his first three seasons with the Fighting Sioux as a forward, Miller led North Dakota defensemen with 35 points (6g, 29a) as a senior in 2008-09. Miller’s current four-game point streak is the longest by a Devils defenseman this season, and has been part of the Devils power play unit since his acquisition. His +2 is best among active Devils defenseman, and trails only Ryan Ginand (+6) overall.


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