Chiefs Check 19 - Johnstown Chiefs vs. Trenton Titans

Chiefs defenseman Ben Wallace checks Trenton defenseman Trevor Wolfe into the boards during the third period of the Chiefs 3-2 win on Sunday at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

Sometimes something bad leads to something good in the ECHL.

In the case of the Johnstown Chiefs, an embarrassing, one-sided loss on Saturday night provided plenty of motivation on Sunday afternoon.

The Chiefs rode a pair of goals by Adam Henrich, a game-winning power-play tally by Jean Desrochers, and a solid effort from goaltender Morgan Cey to a 3-2 victory over the Trenton Titans in front of 2,342 fans at Cambria County War Memorial Arena.

“A lot of the players were disappointed in Saturday night,” Chiefs coach Frank Anzalone said of a 7-4 setback to North Division-leading Cincinnati. “They wanted to come out and do a good job. I thought the guys played as a team. They were cheering for each other.”

The Chiefs could cheer after snapping a three-game winless streak. Johnstown (22-22-3-2) has 49 points. Trenton (24-20-1-4) has 53.

The Titans’ Les Haggett put the Chiefs in an early hole with a power-play goal 3:54 into the first. But Johnstown’s Maxime Boisclair sprung Henrich for a breakaway, and Henrich used a backhander to beat Titans goaltender Gregg Naumenko at 12:40 of the first.

Henrich made it 2-1 with a short-handed goal on a rebound shot at 8:49 of the second.

“(Zybnek) Hrdel made a great chip and I took off,” Henrich said. “I saw that short side and tucked it in.”

The goal was a confidence builder. Naumenko brought a 4-0-1 record and 1.97 goals against average in five previous games against the Chiefs.

Trenton tied the game via Benoit Mondou’s power-play tally at 11:55 of the second, but Desrochers converted a power play at 14:25 with assists by Andrew Martens and P.J. Atherton.

“We’ve been talking about how we’ve got to shoot more on the power play,” Desrochers said. “At the end of the game, we don’t have a whole lot of shots on net. You look back and think about where you can change that. Obviously shooting on the power play is where that’s going to happen.

“I took a couple shots. One got blocked. I took another one. Dmitri (Tarabrin) was in front screening the goalie, and the second one went in.”

Cey stopped 29 shots, including all 10 in the final period.

“Morgan didn’t need to be great but he had to be OK, and he was,” Anzalone said. “There were some good penalty kills. Some guys did some good things in caring for the puck.”

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