Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Trenton 2, Wheeling 0

The Devils ended their long road trip on a high last night as they defeated the Wheeling Nailers
2-0 in front of 2,104 at WesBanco Arena.

The teams played even hockey for two periods until Matt Rogers came alive for Trenton in the third, scoring the only two goals of the match.  The first occured at 7:43 when Jim Henkel found Rogers in front of the net with a pass from the corner.  Rogers then shot the puck into Wheeling goalie Curtis Darling's pads.  His second attempt would find home, however, as the Devils went up 1-0.  Rogers also added an empty net goal with 1:04 to play in the contest.

Dave Caruso rebounded from a couple poor performances on the road trip with a gem in the net for the Devils.  He kept the team in the game with some remarkable saves, stopping all 30 shots that he faced to pick up the well-deserved victory.  Curtis Darling didn't play badly at all for Wheeling, stopping 42 of 43 Devil shots, but he was merely outdone by Caruso.

The Devils return home on Friday at 7:30 to face rival Reading.

My Three Stars:
1) Dave Caruso (TRE) - Shutout (30 Saves).
2) Matt Rogers (TRE) - 2 Goals.
3) Curtis Darling (WHE) - 42 Saves.

~Titans Fan 25~

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