Might as well roll out Vince McMahon’s “No Chance” theme music the next time the Trenton Devils skate on home ice, because this team is done. Zero points out of a possible six when they needed, at the very least, four…and yes, the last six games of the season are essentially meaningless.
Trenton lost all three games on their southern road swing, tonight losing to the Gwinnett Gladiators, 4-2. They blew a second period lead, and gave up three power play goals. Chris Murray put together a solid 22 penalty minutes in the loss as well. Jeff Prough and Slavomir Tomko scored Trenton’s only goals. Dave Caruso made 28 saves in the loss.
Trenton returns home on Wednesday to host the Toilet Bowl…the ECHL’s worst two teams face off for one last time, as (16-39-7-4) Johnstown comes to town to face the (28-29-4-5) T-Devils. No truth to the rumor that the first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive forks to stick in the team…and based on mid-week attendance, there would be quite a few utensils left over anyway.
Sarcasm aside…since Gerald Coleman hasn’t dressed for the last two games for who knows what reason, Jeff Lerg’s pro debut may be a good enough reason to come to the arena. He wasn’t brought here to just sit around, and with the team now six points out of it with six games to play, that debut is now inevitable.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com