Ginand, Lerg Combine To Lead Trenton Past Elmira

Trenton, NJ – Ryan Ginand scored two of Trenton’s three power play goals, including the game-winning score early in the third period, as the Trenton Devils defeated the Elmira Jackals, 3-2, Saturday at Sun National Bank Center. Jeff Lerg stopped 36 shots in his first win since January 28 in Toledo, as the Devils won for the second time in three meetings with the Jackals this week.

Elmira’s Michael Dubuc got the scoring started 7:40 into the first period by beating Lerg with a wrist shot into the top corner of the net. Dubuc also led the Jackals with seven shots on goal in the game but managed just the one goal and captured third star honors despite his team’s loss.

Immediately following Elmira’s goal, Harry Young, playing his first home game for Trenton, dropped the gloves with Josh Brittain, effectively canceling any momentum the Jackals might have gained by their opening score.

Ginand capitalized for Trenton on a power play five minutes later. The Milford, MA native got assists from his newest power play linemates, Dan Charleston and Matt Vokes, to tie the game 1-1. Brad Miller and Trevor Kell were the blueliners on the man-advantage, completing a newly assembled unit that has produced three power play goals this week.

The Devils took hold of Saturday’s contest in the second period, peppering Marco Cousineau with 18 shots in the frame after putting only three shots on him in Friday’s second period. Utilizing another power play, Jeremy Akeson gave the Devils a 2-1 lead at 13:26, beating Cousineau with a low wrist shot from a bad angle along the right goal line. It was the second goal in as many games for Akeson and his ninth score of the season. Tony Zancanaro and Dave Leaderer picked up the helpers on the second of three power play strikes by Trenton.

After killing off the remaining 1:45 of a Taylor Vickorek high-sticking double minor to start the third, Trenton got another power play chance thanks to an interference call against Matt Krug. Sustained pressure from the power play unit that produced the Devils’ first score clicked again. Ginand picked up a rebound off a Vokes shot in the slot and deked Cousineau out of position before burying a backhand shot to extend the Devils lead to 3-1. Vokes and Charleston again earned assists on Ginand’s team-leading 23rd goal of the season.

Down by two goals and pressing to get the game back within reach, Dale Mahovsky scored his first goal of the season by finishing off a crisp feed from Tristin Llewellyn at 7:38 of the third, but Elmira’s league leading offense failed to complete the comeback. Elmira finished 0-for-5 on the power play, while the Devils were 3-for-6.

With the win, Trenton moves to 20-28-1-3 with 44 points, and are eight points back of the Toledo Walleye who took over the eighth and final playoff spot Saturday, thanks to a shootout win over Kalamazoo. Elmira remains tied with Gwinnett with 51 points, one point behind Toledo. The Devils return to the ice Sunday at 4 p.m. against the North Division-leading Wheeling Nailers.



38 Responses to “Ginand, Lerg Combine To Lead Trenton Past Elmira”

  1. Langhorne Devil Says:

    BREAKING NEWS: Ryan Schnell, David Marshall, Andrew Orpik, and Tyler Murovich have been reassigned to Wheeling by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League. All four players are expected to be in the lineup today when the Nailers take on the Trenton Devils at 4:00 p.m

    Nice to see some teams get support from their parent clubs

  2. Titans04 Says:

    So what how many games have their parent club won these days? That’s all that matters.

    Love Always,

    Chris & Lou

  3. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Ooooh Tony z bobblehead coming in march.

  4. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Looks like pender sits again. Injury?

  5. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Okay here I go again. Apologies for shocking spelling, auocorrect issues and just general garbage – not worry mike will be back next week.

    Someone new must have got hold of the entertainment system. No cheesy pop, more white snake, jesus jones, nirvana!!?!

  6. Devil Dawg Says:

    Sheffields finest blaring out here at the SBA.
    if you don’t know the tune, think back to the endless tbs adverts for conan washing his car…

  7. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Delmas v Connelly


    6, 26. 9,15,21

    Reasonable (for this season) crowd

  8. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Other lines

    10,11 or 14, 25

    First 5 – nothing one shot each and neither of consequence. Vokes from redline their guy from the boards just past the blue line.

    Second 5 – a few more shots for each Side but still nothing resembling an organized attack. (6-4 nailers in shots)

    Oh god spongebob is back.

  9. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Goal wheeling.

    Shot from he right by minella appeared to hit Shane in the chest and bounced out to miller who passed it in o the gaping net from 12 feet.

  10. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Almost immediately a golden chance wasted by Nagy. A slip by the wheeling d man at the offensive blue line allowed kory to skate towards Goal, but he inexplicably slammed on the brakes and hen was unable to lay a pass across.

    The goal seems to have put a little spark into the game. Ginand causing a goalmouth scramble but no danger of it going in.

    With 2.15 left in the period (ANd one second after I said “ooh no pens so far that’s strange for these two teams”) young dropped gloves for the second night in a row, this time against scnell. Again he landed a couple of good blows- fight fizzled out though as both realized they wmere getting nowhere.

    A strong period of pressure for the devils to end the period as vokes, Lombardi and akesson all had efforts on goal in one session of play

  11. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Sums it up nicely. Here but ill….last nights chicken fingers were NOT good, nuff said…..

  12. Titans04 Says:

    Good work LD. Young bleeding pretty good from his mouth after that one. Really can only wonder what Cory was thinking because from here it made no sense.

  13. Langhorne Devil Says:

    I thought you were quiet tdf! Hope you feel better soon. One thing I missed wasca nice hit by kell on de santis early on.

  14. Langhorne Devil Says:

    2nd period – and the music continues to palatable (nice bit of prodigy to take me back to my college days!)

    Shots in first were 13-9 nailers.

    First pp of game came early in the 2nd as desantis went in the box for hooking in the o-zone. The pp led by 15,16,17 that had been so hot last night, looked decidedly cooler. Straight after the penalty expired wheeling broke down the left wing and a rocket was fired past Connelly that luckily clanked into the metalwork and bounced free.

    Devils notched the equalizer 5 mins into the period after good work by lombardi on the left goal line pushed the puck across goal, and Myles tucked the puck away for his first of the year.

    Devils kept the pressure on and were rewarded with another pp after schnell put the puke into the crowd from his d end. Again though very game on the pplay.

    A decidedly dubious penalty on myles followed as orpik grabbed hid stick and threw it in the air, yet still got the call for high sticking on stoesz.

    Kell didn’t help matters by taking a tripping call 22 seconds later leading to a very brief 5-3 as 17 secs later desantis slammed the puck over a diving out and past coney to make it 2-1.

    Devils actually showed some v good intelligence then, as after leaderer was tripped by murrovich – they kept playing the puck to kill their penalty, until orpik had to grab a devils player to end the session of play and send devils on a 4-3 and very quickly 5-3.

    This was rewarded with a goal after charleston fired a long shot on goal which led to a scramble. Ginand had an attempt and the puck was finally tipped in by Hayes. The remainder of the 2nd penalty was played out and we have a 2-2 game at the media timeout 8 mins to in 2nd

  15. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Straight off the restart, Connelly was forced to make a big save from miller after a neat flowing passing move by wheeling.

    Shortly after myles was sent back to the box for 4 minutes again for high sticking (didn’t get a clear view but didnt seem like much. Seconds later screams by Marshall of wheeling for a too many men call against the devils were waved away by the officials.

    The 4 mins were killed off handily, and we managed to have a couple of mins of 5 on 5 hockey to end the period. Last 50 seconds were spent in the devils end with some very say moments. But we did see the save of the season, by connelly’s water bottle that had handily fallen on the ice an managed to kill the puck nicely.

    2-2 after 2 shots 22-20 wheeling and this one is bubbling up nicely and could easily erupt in fights or goals or both in the third.

  16. Devil Dawg Says:

    Loving Harry young, hope we get keep him for the rest of the season. :). We need a good fighter to go with myles 🙂

  17. Langhorne Devil Says:

    The scorch and mc show is getting better each night

  18. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Into the third with news that Toledo and Elmira are currently 3 goals down in their games.

  19. chiarams Says:

    PL3 and Prough with goals in Albany.

  20. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Early chances for devils. First a 3 on 2, Hayes firing on goal from the rw, puck bounced of delmas into the path of young who couldn’t direct it goalwards. Shortly afterwards vokes in a similar position but on the left fired across goal for kell who was just not quite up with play enough to turn it in.

    Next up a Giveaway by Rogers allowed charleston a chance but he fired high and wide. Pressure continued for devs as delmas had to snatch another shot out of the air.

    The pressure finally paid for he devs as after a charleston shot was deflected wide. 16,17,18 swooped around again, charleston getting the goal on a nice onetimer from nolet.

    Devils kept up the strong play and lombardi had a nice chance to convert after being sent through on delmas by a neat pass from akesson I think.

    17-16 combined again, a beautiful pass from charleston sent ginand through on goal but delmas got down to block it out.

  21. Langhorne Devil Says:

    After the timeout. Akesson showed some neat skating to get through the wheeling defense but couldn’t apply the finish.

    Have to say at this point devils, led by Dan c, are playing like they’ve finally realized this is last last chance saloon time.

    Devils, breaking from tradition an not trying to defend out the time, continued attacking and Vokes and Lombardi (following a neat pass from akesson) both went close.

    3 mins To go and the devs finally went defensive. As time ticked way deltas was furiously banging his stick to get his benches attention to be pulled. The coach kept him there for another minute before pulling him.

    A nervy minute or so was survived reasonably easily by the devils and jeremy ’empty net’ akesson lived up to his name by nicely slotting away the puck with 1.8seconds left.

  22. Langhorne Devil Says:

    In summary.

    Overall probably one of (if not the) best performaces of the year. A full 60 minute effort.

    The moment that stood out for me was halfway through the third when nolet tripped at the center line allowing wheeling a potential break. Charleston bust a gut to get back to cover for his teammate and took the puck away before a nice pass down the ice.

    Oh and two nights of me doing notes and we win back to back nights for the first time all year (i’m just saying..)

  23. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Dean had said he was going to move away from the defensive shell approach. Great job closing this one out. Plus we won the Berube bear 🙂

  24. Langhorne Devil Says:

    well done tdf – we had bids on Dan C and Taylors but i dont think we won either.. 😦

  25. devildawg Says:

    Nice one TDF on winning the Berube bear! Which one was his?
    We tried to win Charleston’s Tederov and Vichorek’s dog with the scarf but no luck 😦
    Really wanted to win that jersey raffle tonight too! Grr 🙂
    The funniest bear of the group had to be Myles’s though…the fighter on the team makes the girly one – in a tutu and it was called Cinderella haha

  26. trentondevilsfan Says:

    My wife wanted Myles’ bear, it went for over $100. Berube did the Abominable Snowman. Sure glad they won this one….amazing they’re sorta in reach of a playoff spot. Also nice to see that two of wheeling’s returnees were the guys who took the consecutive penalties.

  27. Langhorne Devil Says:

    oh yeah i liked that snowman one… thats cool im jealous now.

    After results today we are just 5 back of elmira and gwnnett and 6 of toledo. I hope it doesnt end up last year, it was heartbreaking driving back from that win over elmira and knowing reading were 3? down against wheeling. Thinking that it was going to be in our hands against reading the final day of the season the next day.

  28. Titans04 Says:

    We were saying on the way out to us it was their best game of the year from beginning to end. Couldn’t help but notice Charleston busting his ass to get back on the play where Nolet tripped, it was great to see.

    Also nice to see Jeremy’s hustles starting to payoff. I thought with the exception of maybe one or two the rest played extremly well.

    Not sure if you were kidding TDF or not about Kevin saying they were getting away from playing the defensive shell game but it seemed like a more agressive game today all around.

    Really like what Young brings. Don’t think the last two results were a coincidence.

    Thought Wheeling looked completely gassed the last 5 mins or so but that in no way is taking anything away from the boys effort tonight.

  29. Langhorne Devil Says:

    Young definitely a steadying influence back there and adds a bit more intimidation factor – did you notice how wheeling didnt seem as eager as usual to rough our forwards up today.

    they really played like a team with belief. we need wheeling to become ungassed as their next two are at toledo and elmira.

    This week 4 games 3 wins and 1 loss.

    Ginand 4-4
    Charleston 3-5
    Vokes 1-3
    Lombardi 2-1
    Nagy 0-2
    Akeson 3-0

    Not bad having lost Prough,Berube,Zajac,Thomas,Caruso to Albany

  30. titans04 Says:

    Solid news right here:

    Delete Harry Young, D recalled by Albany (AHL)

  31. devildawg Says:

    Damit!! I was looking forward to seeing him play for us a bit more.
    I really liked what he brought this weekend.

  32. trentondevilsfan Says:

    Bye Harry, was good while it lasted. and Dean did say he was going to move away from the shell gameplan for a pretty solid reason: it wasn’t working 🙂

  33. Langhorne Devil Says:

    I see Wheeling snt back all 4 who came down from Scranton.. They must have really wanted to beat us yesterday!!

    Gutted about losing Young – but it didnt take much to see he should be up albany rather than here.

  34. titans04 Says:

    Solid logic for sure TDF, unfortunately it took this long to figure it out. Albany is ~20 points out of a playoff spot, I would think there’s some value in some of the younger guys getting to play in games that may have some meaning. Young has been a healthy scratch up in Albany sitting behind guys like Murray and even Thomas.

    Not sure we win eaither of those games this past weekend without him.

  35. Langhorne Devil Says:

    yup – Albany’s playoff hopes are deader than ours – give us a few players for the next two week and see if we can make it interesting..

    19 Games left – 12 against teams we need to overtake

    4 Games with Gwinnett
    5 with Elmira
    3 with Toledo
    2 KZoo
    4 Reading
    1 Greenville

  36. chiarams Says:

    Realistically, they probably need 32 points out of 38 to make the playoffs. All while avoiding three point games against Gwinnett/Elmira/Toledo.

    This weekend gives the faintest glimmer of hope that they might be able to go on a run.

  37. titans04 Says:

    Not in a million years.

  38. Bradley Says:

    I too wanted to see Harry Young stay in Trenton for the rest of the season. He can throw down and is a great team player.

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