The Trenton Devils snapped a 10-game losing streak when they scored four straight goals to take out the Johnstown Chiefs 4-3 Sunday night.
It looked as though the losing streak would continue until a power play goal began a rally for the T-Devils. A charging center Jim Henkel scored his 15th goal of the season off a pass from forward Jason Bonsignore 9:31 into the second period to climb to a 2-1 score under the Chiefs. Left wing Eric Castonguay also assisted on the tally.
Henkel’s goal broke an 0-for-43 power play streak that Trenton has been fighting to break.
Less than one minute later, left wing Jason Paige scored on open ice after receiving a strategically placed pass from left wing Tony Zancanaro with 10:13 left in the period to tie the game at two.
Center Trevor Kell struck next after converting on a defenseman Stephen Wood pass to get past goaltender Andrew Penner to go up 3-2 on the Chiefs and to get goal No. 12 on the year for Kell.
With 2:48 left in the second period, forward/left wing Joe Rooney completed the rally for the T-Devils 13 seconds after Kell’s goal when he received the puck from Kell and Wood to get his 10th goal of the season.
Down 4-2, the Chiefs battled for a comeback, but one goal was all they could claim when center Jean Desrochers scored on a six-man advantage during a power play with 1:25 left in regulation to finish off the scoring at 4-3.
Trenton goaltender Jason Smith made 13 saves on the night, two on breakaways.
The game was No. 11 in a 13-game road trip for the T-Devils. No. 10 took place in Reading, Pa., last Friday when Trenton fell to the Reading Royals in a disappointing 7-2 loss.
Kell scored the first goal of the night off a pass from right wing Matt Radoslovich. Zancanaro also scored on the night.
Goaltender Maxime Ouellet made his ECHL debut for the T-Devils and made 21 saves on the night. Most of the goals given up by Ouellet were on odd-man rushes or on power plays.
The T-Devils finish their road trip this week as they visit the Wheeling Nailers Saturday and Sunday before returning home to face the Elmira Jackals.