Rich Tilton / Manchester Monarchs
May 3, 2015 8:39 pm

Stothers, Mersch, Berube discuss Monarchs’ series win

Quotes from Manchester’s dressing room following the club’s Game 5 win over Portland on Saturday: Mike Stothers, on Game 5: We didn’t seem to make anything easy on ourselves. We don’t make it easy on ourselves and Portland showed why they belonged in the playoffs. They had to do it at the end of the year and come up with some big games and had to come from behind to […]

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May 3, 2015 8:10 am

Monarchs advance; Lewis, Kopitar score at Worlds

A few quick updates towards the end of a long weekend (more to come later this evening): Manchester Monarchs fans can breathe easily. The Monarchs took a 3-0 lead in their decisive Game 5 against Portland last night, surrendered three unanswered goals, and won the game on a pair of huge markers by Michael Mersch and Adrian Kempe 20 seconds apart early in the third period. They won the series […]

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May 1, 2015 12:59 pm

Muzzin, Toffoli, Jones, Lewis taste victory at Worlds

The Preliminary Round of the 2015 IIHF World Championships opened today in the Czech Republic, and all four Kings who participated in today’s games opened the tournament with a win. Jake Muzzin, Tyler Toffoli and Martin Jones are a part of a Canadian team that defeated Latvia 6-1, while Trevor Lewis, an assistant captain with the United States, skated to a 5-1 American victory over Finland. Canada will continue the […]

April 30, 2015 6:52 pm

Monarchs shut out in Game 4; series to be decided Saturday

The Manchester Monarchs fell behind on a late first period goal despite carrying the run of play and were unable to come back from a wider deficit after allowing two each in the second and third periods in a 5-0 loss to the Portland Pirates Thursday night at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Game 5 in the one-versus-eight match-up will take place on Saturday night at Verizon Wireless Arena […]

Steve Babineau / Manchester Monarchs
April 30, 2015 2:25 pm

Stothers updates Monarchs’ series, talks prospects

The Manchester Monarchs and Portland Pirates renew their acquaintances at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, ME at 4:00 p.m. tonight in Game 4 of their best-of-seven first round Calder Cup Playoffs series. Manchester leads two games to one. There is a history between these two teams that meet regularly in the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division, and thus far, the physical play in the series is reflective of the rivalry. “We […]

Bill Smith / National Hockey League
April 30, 2015 10:50 am

Poll: Which teams emerge from the Second Round?

After an interesting if not exactly Kings-Blackhawks Game 7-type showing between the Lightning and Red Wings resulted in Tampa Bay’s advancement last night, the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin tonight at the Honda Center, where the Ducks host the Flames, and Madison Square Garden, where the Rangers host the Capitals. Before we get to the polls and schedule, here’s a retraction: my bracket might not be wrong, […]

Eliot J. Schechter / National Hockey League
April 29, 2015 4:37 pm

Player evaluation: Jake Muzzin

JAKE MUZZIN This season: 76 games, 10 goals, 31 assists, 41 points, 22 penalty minutes, -4 rating, 22:42 time on ice. The good: After returning from a thumb injury suffered late in the preseason, defenseman Jake Muzzin played in the Kings’ final 76 games and set career-high numbers across the board. Receiving three minutes and 40 seconds of additional ice time over the previous season, Muzzin tripled his power play […]

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