The Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ American Hockey League affiliate, ended the Norfolk Admirals run of success last night as the Monarchs won 5-2 in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. The Admirals had finished the regular season with 28 consecutive wins, and had won Game 1 of the series on Friday.
The Monarchs took a 2-0 lead on first-period goals by Linden Vey and Brandon Kozun. After Norfolk scored twice in the second period, the Monarchs won with three third-period goals, from Robbie Czarnik, Vey and Andy Andreoff. Martin Jones stopped 37 of 39 shots. The best-of-five series now shifts to Manchester, with Game 3 on Wednesday.