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TRENTON DEVILS (15-24-1-3, 34pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-11-2-3, 61pts) Game 44 ◦ Saturday, February 5, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

# Name IR AHL IR

IR

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

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

# Name

AHL

1 Jeff Lerg 31 Shane Connelly 35 Dave Caruso

# Name

IR

AHL

AHL IR AHL

AHL

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 18 19 20 23 24 25 26 27 29 76

Ryan Donald Cody Wild Rob Kwiet Louis Liotti Casey Haines Todd Perry Alain Goulet Jared Ross Devin Timberlake Brett Gallant Chris Blight Eric Castonguay Tyler Murovich Ryan Cruthers John Scrymgeour Matt Caruana Vladimir Nikiforov Yannick Riendeau Antoine Roussel Andrew Sarauer Robert Slaney Richard Greenop Dallas Jackson Ben Gordon

# Name AHL AHL

1 1 30 33

Matt Dalton Daren Machesney Ben Scrivens Michael Hutchinson

Pos. Sh.

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

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

Pos. Ct.

G G G

L L L

Pos. Sh.

D D D D LW D D D RW LW RW RW C C F F RW RW LW F LW RW D LW

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

Pos. Ct.

G G G G

L L L L

Trenton Devils GP G A

Hometown

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

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

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

09.15.86 11.14.85 11.19.84 10.02.86 06.23.86 06.04.82 02.15.87 09.23.86 11.09.87 09.03.85 04.01.86 11.27.84 06.04.89 01.31.86 10.12.89 08.25.88 06.20.90 11.26.84 07.31.86 10.25.88 05.15.90 04.20.86

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

5’6 5'9 6’1

155 04.09.86 Livonia, MI 12 6 6 0 180 03.16.87 Cheltenham, PA 18 3 11 2 205 06.18.82 Roswell, GA 16 5 8 0

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

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

227 205 218 204 191 215 199 199 206 191 200 195 185 191 201 187 173 186 192 209 211 237 198 180

09.10.86 05.05.87 02.02.88 05.25.85 08.23.86 12.13.86 09.22.88 12.03.84 05.17.85 12.28.88 10.14.82 09.18.87 12.04.89 07.04.84 06.23.86 06.07.85 10.07.87 06.18.88 11.21.89 11.17.84 10.13.88 02.24.89 03.31.89 01.31.85

Ht.

Wt.

D.O.B.

6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3

189 185 197 192

06.04.86 12.13.86 09.11.86 03.02.90

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

22 35 33 22 16 32 10 25 39 8 42 13 38 23 32 39 29 41 39 40 23 41

GP W

1 2 1 2 9 6 0 4 11 3 17 9 16 5 7 3 8 7 4 2 0 18

5 4 11 3 10 11 2 13 7 5 28 8 16 10 8 8 12 9 18 11 4 13

PTS +/- PIM Notes

6 6 12 5 19 17 2 17 18 8 45 17 32 15 15 11 20 16 22 13 4 31

-13 -11 -5 +4 +7 -6 -1 +5 -11 -1 +4 -4 -5 +1 -7 +4 -2 -16 -11 -20 -10 -14

L OTL SOL SO GAA

0 1 2

Reading Royals

6 25 63 19 18 35 63 23 24 4 36 53 18 8 17 61 48 73 32 38 22 38

Placed on 21-day IR, 1/16 Recalled to AHL-Albany, 2/4 Placed on 7-day IR, 1/28 UMASS-Amherst's (HE) Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Points on both of Trenton's goals last night Only current T-Devil to have played for Trenton Titans Drafted by Atlanta, 7th round, '05 2nd on Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) w/ 80 pts, ‘05-06 Placed on 3-day IR, 2/3 Played first game since 12/17 last night 2 goals in the 2011 ECHL All-Star Game 4 goals 1/15 vs. Toledo 8 multi-point games this season Goal and shootout goal in Trenton debut 12/12 Drafted by New Jersey, 5th round, '08 Father Mark drafted by Philadelphia Flyers in 1982 2 assists in 4 games since returning from AHL-Albany Five points in four games, 2/22 to 2/29 Three points shy of ‘09-10 total of 25 points in 72 GP Assist last night in Reading on PP Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 2008 5 goals last 4 games

SV% Notes

0 3.38 0.890 0 3.39 0.887 0 3.33 0.907

Led Michigan State to NCAA championship in 2007 First Trenton win 1/17 at Reading Loaned to AHL-Albany, 1/11

Hometown

GP

G

A

PTS +/- PIM Notes

St. Albert, AB Limestone, ME Toronto, ON Westbury, NY Indiana, PA Ingleside, ON Kapuskasing, ON Stoney Island, NS Port Alberni, BC Summerside, PEI Cambridge, ON Granby, PQ Mt. Lebanon, PA Farmingdale, NY Pickering, ON Orono, ON Hauppage, NY Boucherville, PQ Roubaix, France Outlook, SK Upper Island Cove, NF Oshawa, ON Edson, AB International Falls, MN

34 16 31 42 38 36 38 36 28 24 22 38 9 29 32 29 22 29 3 33 35 17 22 42

2 1 3 0 12 2 4 4 4 1 9 8 3 15 5 15 2 10 0 11 5 1 1 20

6 8 10 8 11 9 11 14 6 1 20 17 4 16 10 13 2 15 1 18 10 2 5 25

8 9 13 8 23 11 15 18 10 2 29 25 7 31 15 28 4 25 1 29 15 3 6 45

+17 +6 +5 +13 -7 +6 +5 +8 +4 -1 +13 -4 +4 +13 +5 +5 -14 +4 -1 +10 +1 +3 -5 +17

Hometown

GP W

L OTL SOL SO GAA

Clinton, ON Hamilton, ON Spruce Grove, AB Barrie, ON

18 15 12 13

6 12 3 2

11 2 9 7

1 0 0 1

0 0 0 3

2 0 0 1

2.88 4.41 2.17 2.87

78 4 35 20 18 77 27 27 19 132 34 0 4 26 25 22 10 16 0 24 14 24 2 47

Leads team w/ 78 PIM Drafted by Edmonton, 5th round, '06 Won Memorial Cup w/ Windsor, '08-09 Hockey East's "Defensive D-man of the Year," 08-09 1g, 1a, last night vs. Trenton Played three seasons for the AHL Toronto Marlies 7-day IR Game's 2nd star last night w/ 1g, 1a 4 seasons at Brown University (ECAC) Played for Elmira earlier this season Active team leader w/ 20 assists Led Trenton in scoring (tie in 07-08), two straight years Sent down by AHL-Springfield, 1/27 Loaned to AHL-Manitoba Moose, 02/03 3g, 3a vs. Trenton this season Recalled to AHL-Toronto Marlies 3-day IR Scored go-ahead goal last night vs. Trenton Recalled to AHL-Providence Bruins Drafted 4th round, 04, by Vancouver Game-winning goal 12/4 at Trenton Re-assigned today from AHL-Toronto Coached by Brian Sutter w/ Red Deer Rebels (WHL) 07-08 Loaned to AHL-Rochester Americans

SV% Notes

0.912 0.865 0.939 0.915

7-4 with AHL-Providence this season Played with Victoria, Elmira (ECHL); loaned to Worcester 5-2-3 with AHL-Toronto this season 7-7 with AHL-Providence this season


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TRENTON DEVILS (15-24-1-3, 34pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-11-2-3, 61pts) Game 44 ◦ Saturday, February 5, 2011 ◦ 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

44 43 43

28 20 15

11 18 24

Greenville Florida South Carolina Gwinnett

46 51 46 47

28 27 25 20

16 22 19 20

Wheeling Kalamazoo Cincinnati Toledo

46 43 45 43

28 21 19 20

16 18 18 20

SOUTH

NORTH

GP

GP

W

W

Western Conference Standings MOUNTAIN

GP

W

Utah Idaho Alaska Victoria

48 48 44 47

27 22 24 20

16 16 18 24

Las Vegas Stockton Bakersfield Ontario

45 43 45 45

28 22 23 14

14 14 20 27

PACIFIC

GP

W

2 5 1

1 0 1 2

0 2 6 2

4 3 2 1

2 2 1 2

3 0 3

1 2 1 5

2 2 2 1

1 7 0 2

1 5 1 2

PCT

GF

GA

PIM

HOME

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

ROAD

LAST TEN

61 45 34

0.693 0.523 0.395

152 156 137

132 154 161

687 907 782

13-5-1-2 10-11-3-0 7-12-1-2

15-6-1-1 10-7-2-0 8-12-0-1

58 56 52 47

0.630 0.549 0.565 0.500

155 173 128 134

123 158 130 155

658 914 625 832

15-7-1-0 13-9-0-1 15-7-1-1 11-9-1-2

13-9-0-1 14-13-0-1 10-12-0-0 9-11-1-3

58 46 46 43

0.630 0.535 0.511 0.500

165 146 128 141

132 150 148 161

839 743 896 813

14-9-0-1 12-9-0-0 9-11-2-1 11-11-0-1

14-7-0-1 9-9-2-2 10-7-4-1 9-9-2-0

PCT

PCT

PCT

GF

GF

GF

GA

GA

GA

PIM

PIM

PIM

HOME

HOME

HOME

59 54 50 43

0.615 0.562 0.568 0.457

138 144 131 138

131 135 117 151

1133 796 597 990

10-10-3-0 11-7-1-5 16-6-2-0 9-13-1-1

17-6-1-1 11-9-2-2 8-12-0-0 11-11-0-1

59 51 48 32

0.656 0.593 0.533 0.356

144 136 134 108

119 128 137 166

639 957 1043 850

15-7-1-0 10-7-1-3 13-7-1-0 4-15-0-1

13-7-1-1 12-7-1-2 10-13-0-1 10-12-2-1

PCT

GF

GA

Today in the ECHL Greenville Road Warriors (28-16-2) at Florida Everblades (27-22-2) 7 p.m. ET · Mark Voakes leads Greenville against the Everblades with 15 points (6g-9a). · Florida’s Alexandre Imbeault leads the league with 27 goals. · Road Warriors are 22-7-1 when scoring first. · Everblades are second with 10 shorthanded goals. Reading Royals (28-11-5) at Trenton Devils (15-24-4) 7 p.m. ET · Reading is 16-2-3 when scoring first. · Ryan Ginand leads Trenton against the Royals with nine points (3g-6a). · Royals are third with 3.45 goals per game. · Devils are first with 35.35 shots per game. Toledo Walleye (20-20-3) at Gwinnett Gladiators (20-20-7) 7:05 p.m. ET · Toledo’s Zack Torquato is fifth among rookies with 39 points (10g-29a). · Michael Forney leads Gwinnett with 42 points (11g-31a). · Walleye are third with 33.93 shots per game. · Gladiators are 14-0-0 when leading after two periods. South Carolina Stingrays (25-19-2) at Kalamazoo Wings (21-18-4) 7:30 p.m. ET · South Carolina’s Josh Godfrey leads defensemen with 13 goals. · Andrew Fournier leads Kalamazoo against the Stingrays with six points (4g-2a). · Stingrays are 15-9-1 when outshooting their opponent. · K-Wings are second on the power play at 22.9 percent (51-for-223). Cincinnati Cyclones (19-18-8) at Wheeling Nailers (28-16-2) 8:05 p.m. ET · Mathieu Aubin leads Cincinnati against the Nailers with 10 points (5g-5a). · Wheeling’s Kyle Bushee is tied for third among defensemen with 20 assists. · Cyclones are 11-4-8 in one-goal games. · Nailers are second with 3.59 goals per game. Bakersfield Condors (23-20-2) at Ontario Reign (14-27-4) 7 p.m. PT · Bakersfield’s Josh Tordjman is fourth with 858 saves. · Ontario’s David Walker is second among defensemen with 21 assists. · Condors are 17-0-1 when leading after two periods. · Reign are 12-6-4 in one-goal games. Elmira Jackals (20-18-5) at Las Vegas Wranglers (28-14-3) 7:05 p.m. PT · Elmira’s Justin Donati is third with 55 points (13g-42a). · Las Vegas’ Joe Fallon is third with a 2.40 goals-against average. · Jackals are first with 11 shorthanded goals. · Wranglers are 24-0-0 when leading after two periods. Alaska Aces (24-18-2) at Victoria Salmon Kings (20-24-3) 7:05 p.m. PT · Alaska’s Gerald Coleman is fifth with a 2.49 goals-against average. · Ryan MacMurchy leads Victoria against the Aces with nine points (2g-7a). · Aces are first with 24.70 shots-against per game. · Salmon Kings are 19-1-0 when leading after two periods. Utah Grizzlies (27-16-5) at Stockton Thunder (22-14-7) 7:30 p.m. PT · Utah’s Andrew Engelage is tied for third with 17 wins. · Stockton’s Ryan Constant is tied for fifth among defensemen with 24 points (8g-16a). · Grizzlies are third on the power play at 19.9 percent (48-for-241). · Thunder are second with 34.42 shots per game.

PIM

HOME

STREAK

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

5-0-0-2 1-0-0-0 0-3-0-0

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

1-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0

8-2-0-0 7-3-0-0 4-5-1-0 7-3-0-0

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

STREAK

STREAK

STREAK

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

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

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

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

STREAK

Recent ECHL Scores WED, FEBRUARY 2 Wheeling 1 at Reading 3 South Carolina 3 at Cincinnati 2 (OT) Greenville 2 at Florida 5 Las Vegas 0 at Utah 5 Alaska 3 at Victoria 6 FRI, FEBRUARY 4 Trenton 2 at Reading 4 Wheeling 6 at Cincinnati 3 Greenville 3 at Florida 2 South Carolina 1 at Kalamazoo 5 Toledo 6 at Gwinnett 3 Ontario 1 at Bakersfield 5 Elmira 4 at Las Vegas 3 Alaska 2 at Victoria 6 Utah 2 at Stockton 1 Upcoming ECHL Schedule SAT, FEBRUARY 5 Greenville at Florida - 7:00 PM EST Reading at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST Toledo at Gwinnett - 7:05 PM EST South Carolina at Kalamazoo - 7:30 PM EST Cincinnati at Wheeling - 8:05 PM EST Bakersfield at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST Elmira at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST Alaska at Victoria - 7:05 PM PST Utah at Stockton - 7:30 PM PST SUN, FEBRUARY 6 Reading at Trenton - 1:00 PM EST MON, FEBRUARY 7 No games scheduled. TUE, FEBRUARY 8 Elmira at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST WED, FEBRUARY 9 Kalamazoo at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST South Carolina at Greenville - 7:05 PM EST Florida at Cincinnati - 7:30 PM EST Bakersfield at Idaho - 7:10 PM MST Stockton at Ontario - 7:00 PM PST THU, FEBRUARY 10 Kalamazoo at Trenton - 7:00 PM EST Utah at Las Vegas - 7:05 PM PST


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TRENTON DEVILS (15-24-1-3, 34pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-11-2-3, 61pts) Game 44 ◦ Saturday, February 5, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

SOLID SCRIVENS STYMIES DEVILS, 4-2

Reading’s Ben Scrivens made 50 saves against Trenton Friday.

Reading, PA – Despite falling behind 1-0 and being out-shot 52-25, the Reading Royals used four goals spaced 13:28 apart to defeat the Trenton Devils, 4-2, Friday at Sovereign Center. Reading goalie Ben Scrivens was the game’s first star, with 50 saves on 52 shots, after the Spruce Grove, Alberta native was sent down by the AHL-Toronto Marlies earlier in the day. Jared Ross and Yannick Riendeau contributed a goal and assist each, with the Royals becoming the first ECHL team to break the 60-point mark by improving

their record to 28-11-2-3. Trevor Kell tallied his second two-point game (1g, 1a) in his last three contests, but the Devils lost their third straight and dropped to 15-241-3. Jeff Lerg took the loss after making 21 saves. Lerg’s record now stands at 6-5-0. Dave Leaderer assisted on Kell’s goal, his sixth assist in the last six games and his 22 points is fourth most on the team. Despite being doubled up on the scoreboard, the Devils controlled the tempo for most of the night. The Devils took the game’s first lead, too, when Trevor Kell beat Scrivens to the high glove side with a quick wrist shot, less than five minutes after the opening puck drop. Kell put himself in excellent shooting position by faking out Scrivens with a quick stutter-step at the left-wing circle, after the Devils captain had gained possession in the neutral zone. Even though the Devils dominated possession of the puck and held a 23-9 shots advantage in the first period, Casey Haines scored at 16:07 to lock the teams in a dead heat after 20 minutes. Yannick Riendeau gave the Royals a lead they never relinquished, beating Lerg on a breakaway fake, 1:03 into the second period. Jared Ross and Chris Blight scored to extend Reading’s lead to 4-1 after two periods, despite a 41-14 Trenton shot advantage. The Devils thinned Reading’s lead to 4-2, 4:29 into the third period, when Jeff Prough scored his fifth goal in the last four games by deflecting a point-shot by Justin Pender past Scrivens. Trevor Kell notched the secondary assist in his first game back from a three-game stint on injured reserve. Although Trenton continued to pepper Scrivens by launching 16 of its 52 shots in the third period, the former Cornell University goaltender held the Devils at bay, as Reading won 4-2. With the Royals holding a 5-3 lead in the season series, Trenton and Reading will face off each of the next two days at Sun National Bank Center. The puck drops Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

ANDY TO ALBANY

Defenseman Andy Thomas was called up to AHL-Albany for the second time this season Friday, joining the team in Atlantic City for Friday’s game vs. Hershey. Andy did not factor in the scoring, but logges significant ice time in his second game with Albany this year. In his career with Trenton, Thomas has played 106 games, compiling 27 points (5g, 22a) at the ECHL level. Joining the Devils organization for the 2009-10 season, Thomas appeared in 71 of 72 games for Trenton a year ago; the only game he missed was the result of a one-game callup to the AHL when the Lowell Devils faced the Hartford Wolfpack at Prudential Center in Newark. A defense-first defenseman cut from the mold of a traditional New Jersey Devils blueliner, the former University of Denver standout stands 6’2, weighs 220-lbs. and led the ‘09-10 Trenton Devils with a plus-16 rating. The Bow, New Hampshire native has also been one of Trenton’s leaders, often wearing the alternate letter ‘A’ on his sweater. Thomas and the Albany Devils host first-place Manchester tonight at the Times Union Center, before returninc to Atlantic City Monday to battle the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

VOKES RETURNS... AGAIN

The Devils welcomed the return of forward Matt Vokes to the lineup last night in Reading. Friday was the first time Vokes had played in a game since December 17, with the Auburn, Mass. native having been limited to just eight games this season due to nagging injuries. But despite his absence, Vokes always seems to pick up right where he left off when returning to the lineup. Vokes has been better than a point-per-game player with Trenton over the last two seasons. He has nine points (3g, 6a) in eight games this season, after he amassed 53 points (20g, 33a) in 52 games last season. Vokes’ 33 assists last season as a rookie led Trenton, despite him not missing 20 games to start the year because of injury. Vokes’ production with Trenton is a continuation of his college career, as Vokes led Brown University (ECAC) with 28 points (11g, 17a) during his senior season in 2008-09. Vokes led the Bears after his current Trenton teammate, Jeff Prough, had led Brown in scoring the prior two years.

The Book on Reading -- With 61 points, the ECHL’s Top-Shelf Team

The Royals have a record of 28-11-2-3, and became the first ECHL team to surpass the 60-point marker with last night’s win. They sit in first place in the Atlantic Division, first place in the Eastern Conference, and would have home-ice advantage throughout the Kelly Cup Playoffs if the season ended today. Besides for a 1-4 hiccup to start the season, Reading has been one of the league’s best teams all year. And after the Royals moved ahead of the Elmira Jackals for first place in the division in November, Reading has done nothing but widen the point gap between itself and

Elmira and Trenton. Reading has been nearly unstoppable against any opponent it runs up against. The Royals are 11-6-0-1 in inner-division games, and have gone 17-5-2-2 against other divisions. Although Reading is an average defensive team (ninth in the ECHL), its ability to bury opponents is a major reason the Royals have won four straight games, and are 5-0-0-2 in their last seven . This season, Reading is 13-1-1-1 when leading after the first period, and a remarkable 18-1-1-1 when leading after two.


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TRENTON DEVILS (15-24-1-3, 34pts) vs READING ROYALS (28-11-2-3, 61pts) Game 44 ◦ Saturday, February 5, 2011 ◦ 7:00 p.m. ◦ Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ

ROYALS VS. DEVILS & MASCOT MANIA

The Devils continue their three-game weekend by hosting the Reading Royals at Sun National Bank Center at 7:00 p.m. It’s the first of four consecutive home games for Trenton, after playing the last five games away from the friendly confines of SunCenter. Saturday’s game comes less than 24 hours after Reading defeated Trenton, 4-2, at Sovereign Center in Pennsylvania, the fifth victory for the Royals over the Devils in eight contests this season. The division foes face off a total of 16 times this year, following a 14-game season series in 200910 in which the Royals won 11 times, including the first eight in a row. The Devils have Trevor Kell and Matt Vokes available Saturday - both return from IR Friday. Trenton is without defenseman Andy Thomas for the second straight game; the second-year Devil was recalled to Albany Friday. Goalie Dave Caruso also remains with the Devils’ AHL affiliate. For Wheeling, a transaction-filled week continues today with the loan of leading-scorer Ben Gordon to AHL-Rochester today, the loan of forward Casey Haines to AHL-Lake Erie, and the return of forward Rich Greenop from AHL-Toronto. On Friday, the Royals lost goalie Daren Machesney to AHL-Worcester but gained Friday’s winning goalie, Ben Scrivens, from AHL-Toronto. John Scrymgeour also returned from bereavement leave. NJ Devil and Scorch headline Saturday’s Mascot Mania at Sun National Bank Center. SCOUTING THE ROYALS * The Royals are in first place of the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, with a record of 28-11-2-3. The Royals are 5-0-0-2 in their last seven, and come to town with a 15-6-1-1 record on the road. * Reading has the third highest scoring offense in the league, with 152 goals scored in 44 games (3.45 per game). Reading’s defense ranks ninth, with 132 goals-against (3.00 per game). At even strength, Reading is plus-27, scoring 112 and giving up 85. * Reading will be without its two leading scorers tonight, as Ben Gordon and Ryan Cruthers were both called up to the AHL this week. Chris Blight becomes Reading’s active leading scorer with nine goals and 20 assists in just 22 games this season. * The Royals have ridden three goalies this season, all of whom have found success. Ben Scrivens boosted his record to 9-3-0 by making 50 saves in Friday’s win against Trenton. But with Scrivens spending recent weeks in the AHL, Michael Hutchinson has started most frequently in the last month. Hutchinson has an overall record of 7-2-4-1, with a 2.87 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Reading’s wins leader is still Matt Dalton, who is 11-6-1 in 18 starts. Scrivens and Hutchinson are expected to be the goalies for Reading tonight, though, as Dalton was called up to the AHL’s Providence Bruins on December 29 and Daren Machesney was loaned to AHL-Worcester Friday. * Reading’s special teams have been hit-and-miss all season. Reading’s PP is 13th in the ECHL at 17.2%, after going 1-of-4 last night. Reading’s PK is slightly better at 11th best (81.9%), but gave up a goal in five times shorthanded last night against the Devils.

SCOUTING THE DEVILS * The Devils take the ice Saturday with a record of 15-24-1-3, having gone 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games. * Trenton’s 23 shots in the first period Friday equaled a season high. * Trenton’s offense is ninth best in the ECHL. The Devils’ 137 goals scored in 43 games gives them an average of 3.19 per game. The Devils’ defense is tied for last in the league with the Toledo Walleye, relinquishing 161 goals in 43 games (3.74 per game). At even strength, the Devils are minus-21, scoring 92 and allowing 113. *With 45 points (17g, 28a) in 42 games this season, Ryan Ginand leads the Devils in points, and is tied for eighth in the league. With five goals in the last week, Jeff Prough has surpassed Ginand for the team lead with 18 tallies. * Defenseman Dave Leaderer has registered six assists in the last six games and has 22 points on the season, surpassing J.S. Berube for fourth most points on the team and is tied for 14th in scoring among ECHL defensemen. * Since coming off of IR in January, Jeff Lerg started the majority of Trenton’s games. Lerg is 6-6, with a 3.38 goals-against average and .890 save percentage this season. Trenton’s other goalie is Shane Connelly, who has a 1-7-2 record in 11 games with Trenton. Due to injuries and a stint with AHL-Albany, Dave Caruso hasn’t played for Trenton since January 9 at South Carolina. * The Devils power play has scored in eight of the last nine games, and is eighth in the league at 17.9%. Trenton’s PK hasn’t been as strong, with its 80.3% efficiency only good enough for 16th in the league.

BUILD-A-BEAR FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Trenton Devils players visited the Quaker Bridge Mall Build-A-Bear Workshop® Tuesday to make their own furry friends to be auctioned off for charity. This year marks the sixth straight season that Trenton has teamed up with Build-A-Bear Workshop®. At left, Matt Vokes and Scorch display their cuddly creations. Each Devils player created a unique critter, complete with outfits, accessories, and birth certificates. The animals will be auctioned off on Saturday, February 19 and Sunday, February 20 when the Devils host the Elmira Jackals at 7 p.m. and the Wheeling Nailers at 4 p.m., respectively at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ. The silent auction will begin when doors open at 6 p.m. on Saturday and will conclude at the end of the second intermission during Sunday’s game. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity – Trenton Area, which was founded in July 1986 with the mission of building affordable, quality homes in the East Trenton area. With the help of thousands of volunteers Habitat-Trenton has built over 80 new homes in Trenton.


Devils Extra 2011_02_05 Game 44 vs Reading