Monarchs 2, Sound Tigers 0

Friday, 10.5.2012 / 8:31 PM ET / News
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Monarchs 2, Sound Tigers 0
The Manchester Monarchs defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2-0 on Friday, closing out the Sound Tigers preseason
Sound Tigers forward Jason Clark takes a faceoff during Friday's game (Photo: Manchester Monarchs)

MANCHESTER, NH - Jordan Nolan and Andrei Loktionov lit the lamp for Manchester, and the Sound Tigers were unable to answer, losing 2-0 to the Monarchs at Sullivan Arena to conclude the preseason schedule. With the loss, Bridgeport drops to 1-1-0-0 in exhibition play, while the win gives Manchester a 1-0-0-0 preseason record.

The first period ended in a scoreless tie, despite several opportunities on the man advantage for each team. Three times during the opening frame, a Manchester power play ended when one of its players went to the penalty box, creating a 4-on-4 situation.

The Monarchs best opportunity of the opening frame came at even strength when Andrei Loktionov made a cross-ice pass to Brandon Kozun in the circle to Kevin Poulin’s right. Kozun fired a one-timer but Poulin was equal to the task, dropping down low to make one of his 39 saves and end the threat.

The Sound Tigers almost took the lead near the tail end of a man advantage with five minutes remaining in the first period. Travis Hamonic made a pass from the right point to Kirill Kabanov in the slot, but the forward was unable to convert the chance as the puck bounced wide of Manchester goalie Martin Jones.

Bridgeport mustered a few more offensive chances during the second period, but the stanza was characterized by several fights that broke out in the second half of the frame. Mike Halmo and Manchester forward Andy Andreoff dropped the gloves at 11:20. Brett Gallant and David Kolomatis followed suit four minutes later, and at 17:18, Marc Cantin and Richard Clune squared off in a bout.

With the game still scoreless after two periods, Nolan skated in down the right side and lifted a wrist shot over Poulin just 28 seconds into the third, giving the Monarchs a 1-0 lead. Loktionov earned the lone assist on the play.

Loktionov put Manchester up 2-0 a few minutes later after Kolomatis’ shot rebounded onto his stick at the bottom of the left circle. The Monarchs center beat a sprawled out Poulin top-shelf. Kozun also assisted on the goal.

Nathan McIver and Nolan squared off in the fourth fight of the night seven minutes into the third, trading several punches until they were escorted to their respective penalty boxes.

Halmo had an opportunity in the middle of the period after a bouncing puck found his stick in the slot. Manchester goalie Jean-Francois Berube, who entered midway through the game in relief of Jones, slid across to make the save.

The Sound Tigers took a holding penalty with 2:37 remaining, putting a dent in any comeback effort.

The Sound Tigers head back to Long Island where they will continue Training Camp. The team’s first regular season game is on the road Friday, Oct. 12 against the Connecticut Whale at 7:30 p.m. The home opener is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13 against the Providence Bruins at 7 p.m.

FORWARDS
Persson – Ullstrom - McDonald
Niederreiter – Nelson – Kabanov
Halmo – Sundstrom – Backman
Gallant – Clark – MacKay

DEFENSEMEN
Ness – Landry
Donovan - Hamonic
McIver – Cantin

GOALTENDERS
Poulin
Reiter

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 2 4 3 6
J. Bailey 6 2 3 2 5
N. Leddy 6 0 5 1 5
R. Strome 6 2 1 1 3
K. Okposo 6 2 1 1 3
C. Clutterbuck 6 2 1 2 3
B. Nelson 5 2 0 1 2
N. Kulemin 6 1 1 0 2
L. Visnovsky 4 0 2 5 2
J. Boychuk 6 0 2 1 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 3 3 1 .926 2.34
M. Neuvirth 0 0 0 1.000 0.00

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