Schenn has an assist today as the Monarchs lead 2-0 in the second period.
Hickey is playing by the way.
Edit: Make it 3-0. Moller with a goal. Two assists for Loki.
Schenn has an assist today as the Monarchs lead 2-0 in the second period.
Hickey is playing by the way.
Edit: Make it 3-0. Moller with a goal. Two assists for Loki.
Last edited by HeadInjury; November 28th, 2010 at 01:25 PM.
If I were Moller, I'd be hitting the gas pedal real hard right now. Seems like he is.
Guys like Parse and King are getting chances that Moller should have been in, and an NHL trade for a first line winger can't be long now. I'd like to see him get another shot if he can keep his head up.
Andrei The Giant
WORCESTER, MA – The Manchester Monarchs continued their scoring prowess and won their fourth game in a row with a 5-2 victory over the Worcester Sharks at the DCU Center on Sunday evening.
Manchester (15-7-1-1) recorded their 15th win of the season and remains in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with 32 points. Worcester (10-7-1-3) is ranked third in the Atlantic Division with 24 points.
“The win today against Worcester was another solid effort,” said Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris. “We’re getting contributions from everyone. It’s been enjoyable watching this team grow. The hard work and commitment they’ve shown is promising. We hope to build on our early success. November has been a good month for us.”
The scoring tandem of center Andrei Loktionov and center Oscar Moller connected for the Monarchs third goal of the game at 17:58 of the middle frame. Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff started the play by passing the puck up the ice to Loktionov. With Moller streaking down the right wing, Loktionov found his linemate who collected his fifth tally of the season to give Manchester a 3-0 advantage.
Left wing Ray Kaunisto beat Sharks goaltender Alex Stalock just 40-seconds into the second period to give the Monarchs a 1-0 advantage. Defenseman Jake Muzzin sent the puck deep into the Sharks zone where center Corey Elkins picked up the pass. Elkins found Kaunisto in the slot for the one-timer for his fourth goal of the season and the one goal lead.
The Monarchs took advantage of a power play mid-way through the second period to advance their lead to 2-0. Cycling the puck in the Sharks zone, Loktionov fed the puck to center Brayden Schenn who handed it off to left wing David Meckler in the right face-off circle. Meckler rifled a shot on net that Stalock got a piece of as the puck trickled over the goal line for his team-leading ninth goal of the season.
Following two goals and 19 saves through two periods of play, Stalock was replaced between the pipes by Sharks goaltender Riley Gill.
Left wing Bud Holloway tipped in his fifth goal of the season at 2:07 of the final stanza. Skating on the power play, Muzzin fed the puck down low to Holloway who sent a pass between the hash marks for Elkins who fired a one-timer. Holloway was able to get in front of Gill to redirect the shot into the back of the net and extend the Monarchs lead to 4-0.
Worcester found their way onto the scoreboard at 5:27 of the third period with defenseman Matt Irwin’s third tally of the season. With Muzzin in the penalty box for holding, the Sharks went to work in Manchester’s zone. Right wing Jonathan Cheechoo found Irwin who ripped a shot top-shelf on Zatkoff from out front for the Sharks first goal of the game. Left wing T.J. Trevelyan also assisted on the goal.
Loktionov tallied his third goal of the season, unassisted at 15:08 of the third period. Loktionov stole the puck from defenseman Sean Sullivan and broke in on Gill. The second year center fired a shot that hit the back of the net to give the Monarchs a 5-1 lead.
Cheechoo netted his seventh goal of the season at 16:12 of the final frame. Sullivan passed the puck up to Cheechoo who skated it in on Zatkoff. As he reached the slot, Cheechoo flipped a backhand shot past the goaltender and into the net to bring the final score to 5-2.
Zatkoff (9-6-1) earned his ninth win of the season stopping 31-of-33 shots on net. Stalock (9-8-1) took his eighth loss of the season with 19 saves on 22 shots before he was replaced by Gill (0-0-0) in the third period who stopped 8-of-10 shots.
Manchester went 2-for-6 on the power play. Worcester was 2-for-4 with the man advantage.
Notables: The Monarchs have won four in a row which ties for the team’s longest win streak this season…Manchester has also won eight of their last nine games…With a goal and two assists in today’s game, center Andrei Loktionov has eight points (1-7=8) in his last three games and has moved into first place on the Monarchs team with 17 points (3-14=17) this season…In his final game of his two week conditioning assignment, center Brayden Schenn (3-4=7) collected an assist and a plus-2 rating today…Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff picked up his first assist of the season.
The Monarchs return to the ice on Friday, December 3 with a 7:00 p.m. match-up with the Norfolk Admirals at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Catch all of the play-by-play action of Monarchs hockey with Ken Cail on the Monarchs Radio Network WGAM 900/1250 AM
http://unionleader.com/article.aspx?...9-056da83978fdMANCHESTER – Man overboard!
The Manchester Monarchs got broadsided by the Norfolk Admirals, 7-2 in front of 4,122 fans at Verizon Wireless Arena Friday night. Manchester fell to 15-8-2 and will host Springfield Saturday at 7 p.m.
"They're an outstanding team. They've got a lot of depth, a lot of speed, a lot of experience and we didn't give ourselves a chance," said Monarchs head coach Mark Morris. "I thought that we got beat to a lot of pucks and outmuscled and we didn't do much to help (goalie Jeff) Zatkoff."
Norfolk (13-6-4) went up 1-0 at the 1:49 mark of the first period. Mathieu Roy's shot from just inside the blue line was tipped in the slot by Mike Angelidis, who knocked the puck down and past Zatkoff low.
The Admirals made it 2-0 at 12:23 as a Manchester miscue led to the goal. Monarchs defenseman Colten Teubert fanned on a slap shot attempt high in the Norfolk zone and Angelidis picked it up and raced the other way. Angelidis left a drop pass for University of New Hampshire product Matt Fornataro, who ripped a wrist shot high glove-side to beat Zatkoff.
"Our start was lethargic at best," Morris said. "It's a point of emphasis every game. We've got to find a way to have our guys understand the type of attitude we need to play with if we're going to get off on the right foot."
Manchester got on the board at 17:10 with a power play goal from Dwight King, who was sent down from Los Angeles this week. Oscar Moller's slap shot from above the left circle hit traffic in front and King poked the rebound under goalie Cedrick Desjardins and in.
But Manchester pulled no closer. Norfolk scored 4:45 into the second period to push the lead to 3-1. The puck was chipped in deep and Fornataro cut through the low slot uncovered to pick up the loose puck and shovel it up under the crossbar.
Less than 5:00 later it was 4-1. Pierre-Cedric Labrie's shot missed the net wide and came off the end boards right to Blair Jones on the left post. Jones chopped at the puck and banked it off Zatkoff and into the net.
Angelidis struck again at 18:55, taking a feed from Roy and snapping a nasty wrist shot into the top corner from the slot. The onslaught continued with 22 seconds remaining in the middle frame as Marc-Antoine Pouliot's shot from the left circle hit Zatkoff's left pad and deflected in.
The Monarchs scored a power-play goal at 2:34 of the third period when Bud Holloway banged a rebound past Desjardins from the doorstep. But the Admirals answered as Pouliot carried in on the left, cut right and beat relief goalie Martin Jones with a wrist shot at 8:00.
"I thought we did a little better job in the third period, but the damage was done," Morris said.
The seven goals allowed tied a franchise high. It was the ninth time Manchester has allowed seven in a game and was the second time this season as Hershey won 7-2 in Hershey on Halloween.
Manchester will look to rebound with the Springfield game before closing the weekend at Providence Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
"I think we've got to turn the page quick and forget about this one," said Monarchs captain Marc-Andre Cliche. "I know the guys are going to step back up. We have the kind of team like that, with character. I don't even worry about it at all."
Gotta love the kids in Manchester. After getting shelled 7 - 2 yesterday, the 'Narchs came back tonight to record their division leading 16th win by an identical 7 - 2 score with Martin Jones in net.
Loktionov has been making the most of his time in Manchester with 20 points in 16 games for team lead. Oscar also seems to have caught fire.
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MANCHESTER, NH – Center Marc-Andre Cliche recorded two goals and two assists as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Springfield Falcons by a score of 7-2 Saturday evening at the Verizon Wireless Arena as the hometown team honored the original Manchester Monarchs of the 1970’s by wearing specialty throwback jerseys.
Manchester (16-8-1-1) recorded their 16th win of the season, remaining in sole possession of first place in the Atlantic Division with 34 points. Springfield (12-12-0-1) loses their 12th contest of the season, placing them fifth in the Atlantic Division with 25 points.
“24 hours ago, we were the bug, and today we are the windshield,” joked Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris following Saturday’s victory. “Cliche had a great game and [center] Jordan Nolan was also very productive.
“[Right wing Justin Johnson] had about five minutes and 30 seconds of ice time, tops, and he had three points. He had a great game,” remarked Morris.
Center Andrei Loktionov picked up the game-winning goal at 14:07 of the second period with a quick wrist shot from the top of the right face-off circle. Defenseman Andrew Campbell grabbed the puck at the Monarchs blueline and found Loktionov near the Monarchs bench. The second year center carried the puck into the Falcons zone, weighed his options and chose to snap a wrist shot that beat goaltender Gustaf Wesslau for his fourth goal of the season.
Falcons left wing Matt Calvert started the game off with a quick goal only 1:04 into the first period. Entering the offensive zone via the left point, Calvert skated in alone and side-stepped a Monarchs player. A soft wrister beat Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones inside the left post for the first marker of the game. Center Chris D’Alvise and defenseman John Moore recorded assists on Calvert’s goal.
Cliche scored his first of two goals at 6:56 of the first period. Left wing Justin Johnson skated into the Falcons zone along the right wing and cut to the hash marks. Johnson fired a shot on net and the rebound popped free to Cliche on the doorstep for his fourth tally of the season. Center Jordan Nolan assisted on the goal that tied the game at 1-1.
Just 39 seconds into the second period, Cliche gave the Monarchs their first lead of the game with his second goal of the game. Defenseman Viatcheslav Voynov sent the puck to Loktionov in the slot who turned and skated around the left face-off circle toward the corner of the zone. Loktionov fed a pass to Cliche who was streaking in from the right point. Cliche connected with the back of the net for his fifth goal of the season which gave the Monarchs the 2-1 advantage.
The Monarchs kept the momentum rolling in the third period when center Oscar Moller scored a shorthanded goal on a breakaway at 4:05. Defensemen Jake Muzzin fought for the puck in the Monarchs zone and dished it to Moller in neutral territory. Moller took advantage of the breakaway and scored effortlessly going stick side to put the Monarchs up 4-1 at the beginning of the third period.
At 6:37 of the final frame, Nolan picked up his second goal of the season. Johnson received a pass from Cliche in the slot and ripped a shot off the glass behind the cage. The puck bounced off the glass and into the crease where it hit off Nolan’s left skate and over the goal line.
Right wing Brandon Kozun made it 6-1 for the Monarchs at 10:39 of the third stanza with his seventh tally of the season. Kozun skated down the left wing and dropped a pass back to Loktionov in the left face-off circle. Loktionov blasted a snap shot on net and the rebound bounced free and onto the stick of Kozun at the left doorstep for the goal. Left wing Bud Holloway assisted on the tally.
Skating on the power play, the Falcons picked up their second goal of the game at 17:21 of the third period. Defenseman Cody Goloubef passed the puck from the left point to defenseman Grant Clitsome at the right point. Clitsome wound up for the slap shot that Jones got a piece of before the puck trickled over the goal line. Right wing Michael Blunden assisted on Springfield’s final goal of the game.
Johnson skated end-to-end and capitalized with his first AHL goal at 19:46 of the final period. Defenseman Thomas Hickey passed the puck to Cliche deep in the Monarchs zone. Cliche sprung Johnson who skated down the right wing and beat Wesslau on his glove side with a wrist shot from the hash marks.
Jones (6-1-0) picked up his sixth win of the season, fourth consecutive victory, stopping 22-of-24 shots on net. Wesslau (2-4-0) took his fourth loss of the season with 26 saves on 33 shots.
Manchester went 0-for-4 on the power play. Springfield was 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Notables: The Monarchs scored seven goals in one game for the second time this season…Goaltender Martin Jones won his fourth consecutive game of the season…Center Oscar Moller is on a 10 game scoring streak with 13 points (6-7=13) dating back to November 14…Center Marc-Andre Cliche’s four-point game (2-2=4) is the 26th time a Monarchs player has scored four points in one game.
The Monarchs face-off with the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Sunday, December 5 at 4:05 p.m.
since the last update
12/4 2-1 L to Providence Bruins
Azevedo with the loan goalPROVIDENCE, RI – Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff stopped a season-high 45 shots for the Manchester Monarchs as they fell to the Providence Bruins, 2-1, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Sunday evening.
12/10 4-1 W to Worcester Sharks
Goals by Dwight King, Corey Elkins, Marc-Andre Cliche, and another by Corey ElkinsMANCHESTER, NH – Goaltender Martin Jones matched a season-high record with 45 saves for the Manchester Monarchs as they defeated the Worcester Sharks, 4-1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday evening
12/11 5-1 L to Connecticut Whale
Azevedo got the only goal“Tonight’s game in Hartford was a dismal collective effort,” explained Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris following the defeat. “We need to bounce back tomorrow afternoon and play with more discipline, more structure and commitment.”
12/12 4-2 L to Portland Pirates
Hickey and Elkins had the goals for MCH“We played pretty much one period of hockey at the pace of play we need to be successful,” explained Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris following Sunday’s defeat. “I need to find a way to instill a sense of urgency.”
“It boils down to being more consistent. We haven’t learned that lesson yet – it’s a hard lesson to learn,” concluded Morris
12/17 & 12/18 is a home and home with the Portland Pirates, 12/19 home to the Worcester Sharks and then home 12/21 to the Connecticut Whale
Loktionov is leading MCH in points with 4 G and 16 A (leads the team in assists) in 20 GP, he is also a +9 (tied for the lead with Muzzin)
Elkins is tied for #2 in points with 9 G (tied with Meckler and Azevedo for most goals) and 10 A in 28 GP
Bud Holloway has 6 G and 13 A in 30 GP and is #2 on the team with 68 SOG (David Meckler is #1 with 73 SOG)
Viatcheslav Voynov has 4 G and 15 A (#2 in assists) in 26 GP
Oscar Moller 19GP 6G 11A 17P
Justin Azevedo 29GP 9G 7A 16P
Brandon Kozun 27GP 7G 9A 16P
Alec Martinez 20GP 5G 11A 16P
Dwight King 22GP 8G 6A 14P
David Meckler 29GP 9G 4A 13P
Marc-Andre Cliche 21GP 6G 6A 12P
Thomas Hickey 29GP 3G 9A 12P