Monarchs defeated by Railers, 3-2By PARKER WHEELER
April 08. 2018 12:59AM
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Manchester Monarchs fell to the Worcester Railers Saturday night, 3-2, at SNHU Arena.
The Monarchs (40-25-3-3) dropped their sixth straight game, against the Railers (37-26-4-4), 3-2, and will play Sunday to determine their playoff seeding.
The Railers opened the scoring at 2:51 of the first period on the second goal of the season by Dylan Willick. Ben Masella fired a wrist shot from just inside the blue line that was redirected by Willick, past the right leg pad of Monarchs goaltender, Charles Williams, to give the Railers a 1-0 lead.
Worcester doubled their lead at 15:00 of the first period on the first goal of the season from Dwyer Tschantz. After receiving a pass along the boards from Matt Lane, Justin Hamonic fired a one-timer on Williams, where Tschantz tipped the shot past Williams, to make the score, 2-0, Railers.
The Monarchs cut the Railers' lead in half at 18:40 of the first period on a power-play goal by Kevin Morris, scoring his 12th goal of the season. David Kolomatis fired a shot on net where Morris redirected the puck past the Railers goaltender, Will King, to make the score, 2-1.
The Monarchs tied the game at 19:05 of the first period on the 23rd goal of the season for Matt Schmalz. Schmalz skated the puck down the right-wing boards and cut to center ice, where he split the defensemen, and fired a wrist shot under the glove of King, to tie the game, 2-2.
The Railers took the lead yet again at 15:43 of the third period on the 10th goal of the season for T.J. Syner. Josh McArdle sent a pass from the corner to the right point, where Syner wristed a shot past the glove of Williams, to give Worcester a 3-2 lead.
The Monarchs play their final game of the regular season on Sunday, April 8, at 3:05 p.m. when they take on the Worcester Railers from the DCU Center.
David Kolomatis played in his 490th professional game.
Alexx Privitera scored his 50th professional point.
Charles Williams made 13 saves on 16 shots.