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March 29. 2013 11:03PM

Pirates skate away from Monarchs


 

PORTLAND, Maine - The Manchester Monarchs lost a chance to move up in the playoff chase, falling 6-3 Friday to the Portland Pirates at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

Manchester remained two points behind Hershey for the eighth and final playoff spot in the AHL's Eastern Conference. The Bears lost at Albany on Friday night, 5-3.

Manchester took a short-lived 3-2 lead early in the second period, but Portland scored four unanswered goals, three in the third period.

Manchester went into the night six points behind Portland in the Atlantic Division. The teams play again Friday when the Monarchs come back home to Verizon Wireless Arena after six days off.

Linden Vey's 19th goal of the season got the Monarchs back into the game after Portland jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals in the opening three minutes of the first period. Vey and Tanner Pearson each had a hand in Manchester's first three goals.

Vey scored off assists from Pearson and Nick Deslauriers to make it 2-1 at 3:38. The period ended at 2-all after Pearson tied the game at 14:13 with his 14th goal. Vey made it 3-2 less than two minutes into the second period, but Portland struck for the equalizer at 8:07 on a goal by Evan Brophey. The Pirates pulled away with three in the final stanza.


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