TRENTON, N.J. – In a series that was so close throughout, the Elmira Jackals were the superior team when it mattered most.
With the score tied 2-2 coming into the final period, the Jackals scored three straight goals and beat the Trenton Devils 5-3 in the seventh and deciding game of their ECHL American North semifinal series Tuesday night at Sovereign Bank Arena.
Josh Aspenlind scored the go-ahead goal with 9:17 to play and Pierre-Luc Faubert and Steve Yetman added insurance goals as the Jackals wrapped up a series that included seven overtime periods, four games to three.
“It was an unbelievable series,” Jackals head coach Steve Martinson said. “I think the big hits won the game for us. Obviously, we knocked out some of their best players in the last couple of nights.”