Trenton Tops Toledo

(PR) Toledo, OH – After falling behind 1-0 in the first period, the Devils scored five unanswered goals to defeat the Toledo Walleye, 5-1, Friday night at Huntington Center.

Ryan Hayes led the charge offensively by scoring two goals, including his second game-winner against Toledo in the season series. Ryan Ginand was also a big contributor by adding a goal and an assist, on a night 10 different Devils netted points. Jeff Lerg earned the win in goal by making 39 saves on 40 shots to earn his first win since November 23, after the Livonia, MI native came off of IR last week.

With their loss, the Walleye saw their five-game winning streak snapped, in a game that zero Toledo players finished with a plus rating. Jimmy Spratt was the losing goaltender, allowing five goals on 33 shots.

The Walleye opened the score, with Randy Rowe deflecting a pass from Zack Torquato past Lerg, 9:32 into the first period. After surrendering the first goal of the game while shorthanded, Trenton tied the game with a power-play goal of its own when Jeff Prough scored with 2:37 remaining in the opening frame. Assisted by Jordon Southorn and Justin Pender, the goal was Prough’s first since being sent down by AHL-Albany earlier in the day.

After Jeff Lerg made 13 first-period saves to keep the Devils tied, Trenton took its first lead 9:26 into the second period when Ryan Hayes scored his 15th goal of the season. Hayes’ goal came off the deflection a Taylor Vichorek shot from the right point that Walleye goalie Jimmy Spratt was unable to react to. Darcy Zajac also earned a helper, his seventh assist in the last eight games.

The score remained 2-1 Devils until Ryan Hayes scored his second of the game 41 seconds into the third period. J.S. Berube and Ryan Ginand earned assists on what was Hayes’ seventh goal in the first four games of the season series.

Less than five minutes later, Darcy Zajac made the score 4-1 Devils by scoring Trenton’s second power-play marker of the evening. Jeremy Akeson extended his point streak to four games with the primary assist, and Dave Leaderer a three-game streak with the secondary helper.

After scoring two goals in the ECHL All-Star Game Wednesday night, Ryan Ginand scored the Devils final goal of the night, beating Jimmy Spratt off a Toledo turnover in the defensive zone. Ginand’s unassisted goal pulled him into a tie with Ryan Hayes for the team lead, after Hayes had passed Ginand earlier in the evening.

Snapping their three-game losing streak, the Devils continue their four-game roadtrip when they oppose the Wheeling Nailers at WesBanco Arena Saturday at 7:35 p.m.


15 Responses to “Trenton Tops Toledo”

  1. devildawg Says:

    Dont know if it will happen but it would be nice to build on this ….

  2. Titans04 Says:

    Third win for the month of Jan. Nicely done, too bad it wasn’t at home. Pretty sure the only win at home this month was New Years day, is that possible?

    Kell was “ill”. Would almost bet he recovers tonight and Lombardi sits. Wheeling is rolling having shutout Elimira last night.

  3. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Yeah, you are spot on T04. Our record away from home isnt terrible 8-9-0-1.( you couple that with a good home record and we would all be happy.)

    Nice to note that the club have obviously got fed up to – the results on the schedule on the website havent been updated fora a couple of weeks

  4. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Looks like Bakersfield and Alaska had fun last night.

    Bakersfield Condors 162 min / 29 inf
    Alaska Aces 87 min / 16 inf

    All kicked off at final horn.

    shed load of suspensions

    Oh and it was Game 1 of a 3 game set (FRI/SAT/SUN)

  5. Titans04 Says:

    a couple different videos here:

  6. chiarams Says:

    Bako loses 6 guys while up in AK? Good luck filling those slots.

    I forgot how much I hated those effing cowbells.

  7. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Coleman obviously was trying to avoid getting caught up in the suspensions…successfully it turns out. Like the part where he looks to be asking the ref ‘hey, can you get this guy away from me? Tryin’ to keep a cool head here…’

    Here’s hoping our boys can come up with two good efforts in a row; that’s been a real rare occurrence this year and 5-1 the other way sadly seems the safer bet. Prove me wrong boys.

  8. Shtikl Says:

    Thanks, titans04, that was an awesome video. Coleman, huh? How come he didn’t show that kind of fight last year?

  9. titans04 Says:

    Coleman got one game I think for a secondary altercation?

    Not sure what I hate more the bells or zman’ tools.

    Can you imagine being trapped in there when the place was packed?

  10. ForeverTitans Says:

    On another note it’s nice to see Havi behind the bench at the All Star skills competition. He looks nice and slim too. I really hope he gets an interview with NJ this summer. Would love to see him behind the bench!

  11. chiarams Says:

    I wouldn’t wish the Devils HC job on Havi – he deserves that job with an organization that respects his talents.

  12. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Skills competition was fun I thought. Definitely cool seeing Havi.

  13. Titans04 Says:

    Yet another disgraceful game tonight. Down 3-1 they fight back with 2 quick ones and then again right off the following faceoff we shit the bed and the score 28 seconds later. Then to drive home the level of suck around this group they don’t even show-up for the 3rd.

    Congrats to Dan for finally starting to call it like it is.

    They’ve managed to turn the entire second half of the season into garbage time. A fitting term for sure.

    Connelley again proving he has no business impersonating an echl level goalie. He makes me long for Red Light Smith.

    Caruso held the mighty Amerks to 6 tonight.

    Devils minor league hockey, love it or *$%^ off!

  14. titans04 Says:

    After watching this one again in hq you can see former devils skirt wearing dman Brian Miller getting smoked and dropped with one punch right around the 4:30 mark then after not finding a hole in the ice to crawl into somebody shortly afterwards is pounding the bejesus out of him along the right side boards. Hopefully he didn’t break a nail.

  15. chiarams Says:

    Giving up 6 to a glorified ECHL team like the Amerks is hilarious.

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