Monarchs edge Springfield on the road, 2-1
The Manchester Monarchs defeated the host Springfield Falcons 2-1 in American Hockey League action Saturday night.
Manchester improved to 10-7-3 while Springfield fell to 11-4-4.
The Monarchs will host Portland today at 3 p.m. at Verizon Wireless Arena in another VIP Cup series game.
Manchester fell behind 1-0 in the first but came back with a pair of goals in that period and then made it stand up 24 hours after squandering a 3-0 third period lead at home in an eventual 5-4 loss Friday.
Both teams went with backup goaltenders in the game and both turned in big efforts. Manchester's Peter Mannino made 19 saves to pick up his third win of the season. Paul Dainton made 27 stops for Springfield.
The Falcons took a 1-0 lead at 11:13 of the first period on a power-play goal from Cam Atkinson. Mannino made two saves but Atkinson was able to pop the third try in.
The Monarchs tied the game at 13:40 on Dwight King's second tally of the season. Dainton made the save on a Thomas Hickey shot, but King was there to bang the rebound in.
Manchester went ahead 2-1 at 15:50 of the first on a Linden Vey goal. Rookie Tanner Pearson set up the goal with a pass to Vey in the slot.
David Meckler nearly gave the Monarchs a two-goal lead, breaking away shorthanded in the final seconds of the first period before firing a shot wide of the net.
The second period played out scoreless, but Manchester notched another near-miss again late in the frame.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Fisher Cats score in 9th to win - 0
- Former NASCAR driver Trickle dead in apparent suicide - 0
- NHIAA boxscores, summaries for May 14, 2013 - 0
- Manchester's Gill Stadium nearing centenial rededication, still going strong - 0
- Red Sox lose to Rangers - 0
- Glenn, Nolan power Fisher Cats to win - 0
- All done: Monarchs elminated from AHL playoffs three games to one - 0
- NH College Roundup: Evans in Pats' rookie camp - 0
- Derryfield defeats Central girls in lacrosse - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA boxscores, summaries for May 20, 2013 - 0
- Police say man held girlfriend in car, arrest him - 0
- Overtime puts stress on Nashua police budget - 0
- Manchester, church group seek accord on breakfast for homeless - 5
- Ky. Sen. Rand Paul to NH GOP: Let's look like America - 6
- Man gunned down on Manchester street was talented graffiti artist - 9
- Experts weigh in on UNH logo designs - 5
- Two had a NH history before brutal Bedford attack - 3
- Derry marks a soldier's death - 1
Texting + driving = deadly consequences
Experts weigh in on UNH logo designs
Derry marks a soldier's death
Bedford's Shapiro hits lacrosse milestone
Memorial Day Observances 2013