Titans Top Nords in Overtime

March 11, 2022

The New Jersey Titans and the Maine Nordiques squared off for the last series of the regular between the two teams.

The Nordiques had to defend for most of the first period and block a ton of Titan shots; Avery Sturtz came up big in net with some clutch saves. It took the Nords three minutes to get their first shot of the game but when they did get it, it was a great chance by Theo Thrun but the Titans goalie made a big save. The titans were able to get on the board after the Nords were unable to get it out of their zone and make it 1-0 midway through the first. It would remain 1-0 Titans after one period.

The second period saw our first penalty’s as the Nords went to the penalty kill but midway through the titans would take a penalty of their own to make it 4 on 4. The Nordiques were playing it offensively and the titans couldn’t get it out of their zone, thanks to Matt Connor, who kept it in and found Zion green who made a great move and made it 1-1. At the halfway mark of the second Zion Green caught the Titans napping as he was able to cause a turnover which freed the puck up for Aidan Connolly who gave the Nords a 2-1 lead. The Nords would control the rest of the 2nd up 2-1.

The Titans kept trying to keep the puck in the Nords end but the Nords finally broke it out of the zone thanks to a great dump by Tyler Gaulin who placed it just ahead of Iggy Belov, who made a nice move to his backhand, and gave the Nords a 3-1 lead. With less than six minutes remaining the Titans would get a power play and convert on it to make it a one goal game once again. The titans would then tie it up 40 seconds later and force over time.

The Nords started overtime with 1:57 of carry over power play time but were denied 4 great chances by the Titans goalie. With time winding down in the overtime the Titans got a rush and forced a pass into the slot to Brendan Dumas who snapped home the OT winner 4-3.

The Nords are back in action tomorrow at 7pm against the Titans for their last game against them this season.