It was a back and forth game between the Trenton Titans and Toledo Walleye Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center. The first two periods ended with Titan goals in the final minute setting the stage for an exciting final stanza.
Toledo (10-13-0-1-21) jumped into the lead when Barry Rufenach put a wrist shot into the top left corner of the net.
Titan’s defenseman Jordon Southorn, returning from loan from the AHL Rochester Americans, made his presence felt when he received a deflection in front of the net and scored with one tenth of a second left in the first period.
“You always want to end the period on a high note,” Southorn said. “We wanted to get out earlier. Having [the goal] at the end being confirmed gave the guys a boost.”
Randy Rowe threw the puck into the middle of the crease and after a couple of missed opportunities Southorn was able to connect the puck with the back of the net. The goal went under review as fans began to throw hundreds of stuffed animals onto the ice. The Titans (10-12-2-1-23) were able to leave the first period with a tied scored and the momentum.
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With many beginning to question whether the Flyers will be able to remain competitive without the aide of their best players, it has become crucial for the team to prove that the sum is more important than their parts.
However, it is also important that individual role players step up and help carry the load.
On Thursday night, Max Talbot was one of those players.
Nothing is going to stop this Flyers team it seems.
With their captain and leading scorer on the shelf for an extended period of time, the Flyers persevered another big challenge.
The Canadiens had an answer for the Flyers first three goals. But it was the final tally early in the third period that Montreal couldn't respond to and the Flyers went on to win, 4-3, Thursday night in Montreal.
It was the seventh straight win for the Flyers, who are rolling despite finding out their leader Chris Pronger will miss the rest of the season with severe post-concussion syndrome. They improved to 12-4-1 on the season without their captain, an impressive feat when looking at his impact when on the ice.
The Flyers have announced that captain defenseman Chris Pronger will sit out the remainder of the 2011-2012 season with severe post concussion symptoms.
It was reported a week ago that Pronger had a concussion and would be out indefinitely.
“After consultation with respected concussion specialists Dr. Joseph Maroon and Dr. Mickey Collins, it is the opinion of both doctors that Chris is suffering from severe post-concussion syndrome," said general manager Paul Holmgren in a statement. "It is the recommendation of doctors Maroon and Collins that Chris not return for the remainder of the 2011-12 season or playoffs. Chris will continue to receive treatment and therapy with the hope that he can get better.”
Holmgren also said Pronger will continue to receive treatment and that they are hopeful this won't affect Pronger's career.