WORCESTER, Mass. – Daniil Miromanov's overtime game winner Wednesday night got the Manchester Monarchs a 4-3 win over the Worcester Railers at DCU Center.
The Monarchs (37-29-2-2) moved to within one point of clinching a playoff spot with the win.
Miromanov scoerd his 13th at 2:25 of the extra frame when he carried the puck from his own defensive zone and blew past the Railers defenders, where he pulled the puck to his backhand and went top shelf over goalie Blake Wojtala.
The Monarchs started the scoring at 4:18 of the first period on the 23rd goal of the season by Tony Cameranesi. Bokondji Imama stepped over the blue line and found Cameranesi in front of the net, where he roofed a shot over the arm of Railers goaltender Mitch Gillam.
The Railers (30-28-7-4) responded at 10:51 of the first period on the third goal of the season by Tyler Mueller. Ryan Hitchcock found Mueller at the right point, where he one-timed a shot past the reach of Monarchs goaltender Charles Williams.
Manchester regained the lead at 18:25 of the second period on the first professional goal by Tim Shoup, during 4-on-4 play. Shoup walked along the blue line and wristed a high shot that deflected off the arm of Gillam and into the net.
Manchester extended their lead to 3-1 at 28 seconds of the third period on the 14th goal of the season by Pavel Jenys. Sam Kurker ripped a shot from the left circle that was deflected off a leg to Jenys at the side of the net, where he fired a shot past Wojtala.
Worcester pulled back within one at 5:04 of the third period on the 15th goal of the season by Nick Sorkin. Sorkin crashed the net, following up a rebound and pushed the puck between the legs of Williams.
The Railers tied the game at 16:15 of the third period on the fifth goal of the season by Robert Powers. Powers wristed a shot from the left point that found its way through traffic and bounced past Williams.
The Monarchs return to action Friday at 7 p.m., when they take on the Newfoundland Growlers at SNHU Arena.