Monarchs finish 3-0 in preseason
The Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ AHL affiliate, wrapped up their preseason schedule with two wins against Portland, as they beat the Pirates 4-3 in overtime on Sunday and 7-1 on Monday. The Monarchs finished the preseaon with wins in all three games, and open their regular season on Friday.
On Sunday, Brian O’Neill scored 3:59 into overtime. The Monarchs also got goals from David Kolomatis, Nikolay Prokhorkin (on the power play) and Nic Deslauriers. In goal, Peter Mannino played the first two periods while J-F Berube played the third period. [edited]
Today, the Monarchs got goals from Linden Vey (power play), Tyler Toffoli, Jordan Weal, Kolomatis (power play), Andy Andreoff (power play), Slava Voynov (power play) and Brandon Kozun (power play). Voynov also had three assists. Martin Jones made 17 saves for the win. The Monarchs went 5-for-11 on the power play and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill.
Over in Sweden, if I’m reading the stats correctly, Mora IK has played nine games, with a 4-5 record, and with Anze and Gasper Kopitar each having tallied two goals. Also, Alec Martinez recently announced via Twitter that he has reached agreement to play for TPS in Finland, but Martinez has not yet joined the team.