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Monarchs lose in Norfolk


The Norfolk Admirals defeated the Manchester Monarchs 3-2 Friday night.

The Monarchs (36-15-8) and Admirals (30-17-8) will play again tonight at 7:15.

Trailing 3-1 late in the game, Manchester's Nick Shore scored a shorthanded goal at 17:29. Brian O'Neill set up the score for Shore, who beat Viktor Fasth from the front of the net.

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But that was as close as the Monarchs would get as Norfolk was able to close out the win.

The Monarchs took a 1-0 lead at 9:58 of the second period. Off a faceoff just outside the Norfolk zone, Londonderry's Ian O'Connor won the draw back to Andrew Bodnarchuk, who fired a shot from the neutral zone that eluded Fasth.
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Norfolk tied the game at 16:50 when Emerson Etem beat Monarchs goalie Mathias Niederberger with a backhand shot.

The Admirals cashed in on a five-on-three power play with 42 seconds remaining in the second. Etem set up Sami Vatanen in front for the go-ahead goal.
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The remainder of the power play time spilled into the third period and Norfolk made it count again, scoring 58 seconds in to take a 3-1 lead.

Rickard Rakell scored the goal, striking from the right circle to beat Niederberger.
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Following tonight's rematch, Manchester will return home for a four-game homestand that begins Friday against Adirondack.
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