Monarchs Weekly Report
LAST WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS
vs. Binghamton (1/31): Left wing Tanner Pearson, center Jordan Weal, and right wing Brian O'Neill each collected two points as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Binghamton Senators, 5-1, at Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday night. Right wing A.J. Gale, defenseman Chris Huxley, and center Linden Vey joined Pearson and O'Neill on the scoreboard for the Monarchs. Left wing David Dziurzynski scored the lone goal for the Senators. Monarchs goaltender J.F. Berube (18-12-2) earned his 18th win of the season, stopping 27-of-28 shots. Senators netminder Nathan Lawson (15-6-0) took his sixth loss of the season, stopping 16 of the 21 shots he faced in the game. Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond (12-8-3) saved all six shots he faced in relief duty. Manchester was 0-for-8 on the power play. Binghamton went 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
vs. St. John's (2/1): Center Linden Vey scored the lone goal as the Manchester Monarchs fell to the St. John's IceCaps, 3-1, at Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night. Center Adam Lowry, center Kyle MacKinnon, and left wing Jason Jaffrey lit the lamp for the IceCaps. Monarchs goaltender J.F. Berube (18-13-2) took his 13th loss of the season, stopping 18-of-21 shots. IceCaps netminder Micahel Hutchinson (6-1-0) earned his sixth win of the season, stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced in the game. Manchester was 0-for-3 on the power play. St. John's went 1-for-3 with the man advantage.
@ Portland (2/2): The Manchester Monarchs scored six unanswered goals to come from behind and beat the Portland Pirates, 7-4, in a VIP Cup match-up at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Sunday afternoon. Right wing Sean Backman, forward Hunter Bishop, defenseman Colin Miller, right wing Zach O'Brien (two), forward Ian O'Connor, and left wing Tanner Pearson scored for the Monarchs. Right wing Chris Brown, left wing Brandon McMillan, center Andy Miele, and right wing Tobias Rieder found the back of the net for the Pirates. Monarchs goaltender J.F. Berube (19-13-2) earned his 19th win of the season, stopping 17-of-18 shots in relief duty. Monarchs netminder Mathias Niederberger (0-0-1) stopped 7-of-10 shots he faced through 20 minutes of play. Pirates goaltender Louis Domingue (6-5-2) took his fifth loss of the season, stopping 27 of the 33 shots he faced in the game. Pirates netminder Mark Visentin (10-14-4) saved seven of the eight shots he faced in relief duty. Manchester was 1-for-4 on the power play. Portland went 2-for-3 with the man advantage.
MONARCHS NEWS & NOTES
The Manchester Monarchs (30-13-2-5) are ranked first in the Atlantic Division with 67 points. The St. John's IceCaps (26-16-1-2) sit in second place in the division with 55 points. The Providence Bruins (23-18-1-5) are in third place in the division with 52 points. The Worcester Sharks (22-18-3-1) are ranked fourth in the Atlantic Division with 48 points. The Portland Pirates (16-19-2-7) sit in fifth place in the Atlantic Division with 41 points.
The Monarchs are ranked 27th in the American Hockey League on the power play with 26 goals on 196 attempts. Manchester is ranked 19th in the league on the penalty kill stopping their opponent 170-of-209 times.
Manchester has had the most success on Saturdays as they have compiled an overall record of 15-3-0-1 on Saturdays.
The Monarchs scored six unanswered goals in Sunday's 7-4 victory over the Pirates, including four goals in the third period, for the team's biggest comeback of the season.
Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones and right wing Linden Vey have been named to the roster for the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic, presented by Assante Wealth Management, to be played at the Mile One Centre in St. John's, Newfoundland on February 11-12, 2014. It is Vey's first time being named to the AHL All-Star roster. Jones will be unable to attend as he is on recall with the Los Angeles Kings.
Former Monarchs and current Kings forward Dustin Brown and goaltender Jonathan Quick have been named to the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Roster, which was revealed January 1. Both Brown and Quick were on the silver-medal winning 2010 U.S. Olympic Hockey team.
Former Monarchs and current Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was named to the 2014 Russian Olympic Men's Hockey Roster on January 7. This will be Voynov's first time representing Russia in the Olympics.
Center Jordan Weal (10-33=43) leads the Monarchs with 33 assists and 43 points.
Weal is ranked third in the AHL with 33 assists.
Weal is also tied for sixth place in the AHL with 43 points.
Left wing Nick Deslauriers (14-16=30) ranks second on the Monarchs with 30 points.
Deslauriers ranks second on the team with 14 goals and 70 penalty minutes.
Deslauriers also leads the Monarchs and ranks second in the AHL with 175 shots on goal.
Deslauriers is currently on a five-game assist and point streak with five assists dating back to January 25.
Left wing Tanner Pearson (16-13=29) is ranked third on the Monarchs with 29 points.
Pearson leads the Monarchs with 16 goals this season.
Pearson has recorded one point, a goal, in eight games with the Kings this season.
Vey (9-18') is ranked fourth on the Monarchs with 27 points.
Vey is the Monarchs ninth all-time leader with 85 assists from 2011 - present.
Vey has also collected five assists in 15 games with the Kings this season.
Forward Nick Shore (7-17$) ranks fifth on the Monarchs.
Right wing Brian O'Neill (11-11=22) sits in sixth place on the Monarchs with 22 points.
O'Neill is ranked third on the Monarchs with 11 goals.
O'Neill and Deslauriers lead the Monarchs and are tied for 20th place in the AHL with three game-winning goals.
Left wing Andy Andreoff (7-14=21) is ranked seventh on the Monarchs with 21 points.
Andreoff leads the Monarchs with 113 penalty minutes.
Right wing Scott Sabourin (10-8=18) and defenseman Andrew Bodnarchuk (5-13=18) are tied for eighth place on the Monarchs with 18 points each. Bodnarchuk ranks second on the Monarchs and tied for second in the AHL with a plus/minus rating of plus-29.
Right wing Tyler Toffoli (10-6=16) sits in 10th place on the Monarchs with 16 points.
Toffoli is tied with Weal and Sabourin for fourth place on the Monarchs with 10 goals each.
Toffoli has nine goal and eight assists for 17 points in 37 games with the Kings.
Defenseman Vincent LoVerde (2-13=15) is ranked 11th on the Monarchs with 15 points.
LoVerde leads the Monarchs and the AHL with a plus-32 rating.
Right wing Zach O'Brien (6-7=13), right wing Sean Backman (6-7=13), and defenseman Derek Forbort (1-12=13) are tied for 12th place on the Monarchs.
O'Brien and forward Hunter Bishop (2-7=9) scored 19 seconds apart during Sunday's 7-4 win over the Pirates for the fastest two goals of the season.
Defenseman Andrew Campbell (2-8=10) is the all-time games played leader in Monarchs history with 394 games played.
Forward Ian O'Connor (1-6=7) scored his first goal of the season in the Monarchs 7-4 win over the Pirates on Sunday afternoon.
Jones made his National Hockey League debut with the Kings against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, December 3. He backstopped the Kings to a 3-2 shootout victory, including going 9-for-9 in the shootout.
Jones picked up his first NHL shutout by stopping all 16 shots he faced in the Kings 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday, December 7.
The rookie netminder then stopped all 31 shots he faced in the Kings 6-0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, December 10.
In 13 games with the Kings, Jones has collected a record of 8-4-0, a .940 save percentage, a 1.71 goals-against-average, and three shutouts. Jones' eight wins tied the NHL record for consecutive winning games to start an NHL career with netminder Bob Froese who won his first eight games with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 1982-83 season.
Jones is the first goaltender in NHL history to allow an average of less than one goal per game while winning the first eight appearances of his career.
Jones is the third goaltender in NHL history to record three shutouts in his first six starts. Goaltender Flat Walsh accomplished the feat with the New York Americans during the 1928-29 season and netminder Frank Brimsek did it with the Boston Bruins during the 1938-39 season.
Jones went 2-0-0 in two games since returning to the Monarchs on January 5. Jones has an overall record of 11-2-2 with a 2.08 goals- against-average, a .933 save percentage, and one shutout in 15 games with the Monarchs this season. He was recalled back to the Kings on Wednesday, January 15.
Jones ranks third among AHL goaltenders with a 2.08 goals-against average and second with a .933 save percentage this season.
Jones ranks in the top 10 all-time in the following Monarchs goaltending categories:
Games played - 151 - first place
Wins - 79 - first place
Losses - 56 - first place
Ties/Shootout Losses - 9 - tied for second place
Goals-against-average - 2.43 - eighth place
Save percentage - .922 - tied for sixth place
Shutouts - 11 - third place
Saves - 4,103 - first place
Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube registered a 14-8-2 record in 24 consecutive starts during Jones' first stint with the Kings.
Berube set a franchise record for consecutive appearances by a goaltender with 20 games on December 29. His current record-setting streak sits at 24 consecutive games. He surpassed the feat of 19 games set by netminders Travis Scott from February 19 - March 22, 2003, and Jason LaBarbera from November 19 - December 29, 2006.
Berube has collected a 19-13-2 record with a 2.43 goals-against-average and a .914 save percentage in 34 games with the Monarchs this season.
Berube leads the AHL with 2001:04 minutes played and ranked second with 859 saves this season.
Berube recorded his first AHL shutout by stopping all 28 shots he faced in the Monarchs 6-0 win over the IceCaps on Saturday, January 18.
Monarchs Promotions Pink In The Rink -
The Monarchs Care Foundation and Catholic Medical Center are once again teaming up to raise awareness and money for the fight against breast cancer. The night will feature pink ice and specialty pink jerseys that will be available in an auction.
1/23/14 - The Manchester Monarchs (AHL) released defenseman Cameron Burt from his professional tryout agreement.
1/23/14 - The Manchester Monarchs (AHL) assigned left wing Maxim Kitsyn to the Ontario Reign (ECHL).
1/22/14 - The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) traded right wing Brandon Kozun to the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) for center Andrew Crescenzi.
1/22/14 - The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) recalled defenseman Jeff Schultz from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
1/22/14 - The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) recalled right wing Tyler Toffoli from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
1/22/14 - The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) reassigned center Linden Vey to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
1/22/14 - The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) reassigned left wing Tanner Pearson to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
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