Monarchs up 3-0, Game 7 Reign, big win for Mistele - LA Kings Insider

Nick Shore, Brian O’Neill, Adrian Kempe, Sean Backman and Zach O’Brien all found the back of the net in the Manchester Monarchs’ 5-3 win over the Hartford Wolfpack Tuesday night at the XL Center. With the win, Manchester has opened up a three-nothing series lead and is one win from advancing to the Calder Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. BOX SCORE | RECAP

AHL Eastern Conference Final schedule:
1 MANCHESTER 3 vs Hartford 2
2 MANCHESTER 7 vs Hartford 4
3 MANCHESTER 5 at Hartford 3
4 Wednesday, May 27 / 4:00 p.m. at Hartford
5 Saturday, May 30 / 4:00 p.m. vs Hartford*
6 Sunday, May 31 / 4:05 p.m. at Hartford*
7 Tuesday, May 2 / 4:05 p.m. vs Hartford*
*if necessary; all times PT

The Ontario Reign, meanwhile, will play a decisive seventh game in their ECHL Western Conference Final series Wednesday night after losing 2-1 to the Allen Americans at the Allen Event Center on Tuesday. Tristan King, who played at WHL-Medicine Hat with Emerson Etem, Linden Vey, Tyler Ennis and Tyler Bunz, was Ontario’s only goal scorer. The winner of that game will advance to face either South Carolina or Toledo, who will also play a Game 7 at the Huntington Center in Toledo Wednesday night. I mean, if you’re a Kings fan, you have to cheer for the Walleye, right?

ECHL Western Conference Final schedule
1 ONTARIO 2 at Allen 8
2 ONTARIO 3 at Allen 0
3 ONTARIO 4 vs Allen 1
4 ONTARIO 5 vs Allen 0
5 ONTARIO 2 vs Allen 6
6 ONTARIO 1 at Allen 2
7 Wednesday, May 27 / 5:05 p.m. at Allen
all times PT

-Lee Calkins / Ontario Reign

In Quebec City, Matt Mistele and OHL champion Oshawa defeated WHL champion Kelowna 2-1 to clinch the best record in the round robin portion of the tournament, which guarantees a berth in the championship game. Mistele was held scoreless but took five shots on goal in the win.

Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.