Jackals overcome by Titans, fall 4-2Sunday, February 12, 2012
Trenton, N.J. - One night after recording a three-goal rally to snap a seven game winless skid, the Elmira Jackals (27-17-2-2) saw their opponent put together a similar performance at the Sun National Bank Center on Sunday, as the Trenton Titans (16-25-3-4) scored three unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Jackals, 4-2, and earn their first victory since Jan. 27.
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Matt Campanale banged home a backdoor feed from Artem Demkov, as the Jackals struck at 5:12 of the first period to take a 1-0 lead with a power-play tally.
Later in the period, Kyle Reeds redirected a Mike Devin shot from the right point into the net, but referee Tom Chmielewski ruled that Reeds tipped it with a high stick and waved the goal off,
The Titans used a legal tip to tie the game, 1-1, at 9:12 of the second. Dustin Cameron got a piece of a shot by Rob Bordson with Trenton on its second power play, turning it past Brian Stewart to even the score.
Jimmy Martin's power-play goal 1:11 into the third period put the Jackals back in front. Martin drove in a puck from the right point that deflected off the glove of Brad Phillips and in, giving the Jackals a 2-1 edge.
The Titans' rally started when Cameron poked in a centering feed from Steve Silva at 6:52 of the final frame, tying the score, 2-2. They took their first lead when Silva knocked in a pass from Cameron at the top of the crease, as Trenton grabbed the 3-2 advantage at 16:23. Andy Bohmbach pushed home a puck into an empty net at 19:25, extending the lead to 4-2 and sealing the contest.
Stewart (16-9-1-0) made 25 saves on 28 shots. Phillips (5-8-0-0) won his first game since Jan. 14 with 29 stops.
The Jackals return home to host the Wheeling Nailers this Tuesday at First Arena. To reserve your seats call (607) 734-PUCK (7825), visit the First Arena Box Office, or log onto JackalsHockey.com.
All four games at the Sun Center this season between Elmira and Trenton have been won by a team which has trailed in the third period...The Titans overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit on Nov. 4 for a 4-3 win, the Jackals overcame 1-0 third-period deficits on Dec. 4 and 31 for 2-1 shootout victories...The loss was Elmira's first to Trenton since Nov. 25 and snapped a five-game winning streak versus the Titans...The Jackals saw their tie of first place in the Atlantic Division slip away, as Wheeling beat Reading, 7-5, on Sunday to take a two-point lead
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