Game 50 Preview: Providence at Manchester

Manchester Monarchs (30-13-2-5) vs Providence Bruins (24-18-1-6)
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 7:00 p.m. ET
Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
Referee: #48 Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: #78 Jeremy Lovett, #92 Joe Ross
WGIR AM 610, AHL Live

Manchester Projected Starting Goaltender – Martin Jones
2013-14 Season: 15 GP / 11-2-0-2 record / 2.22 GAA / .909 Sv% / 3 SHO
2013-14 vs Providence: 5 / 5-0-0 / 1.94 / .938 / 1
Last Game vs Providence: 1/12/14 / 60 MP / 32-33 shots / 2-1 W

Providence Projected Starting Goaltender – Niklas Svedberg*
2013-14 Season: 31 GP / 16-11-3-2 record / 2.81 GAA / .908 Sv% / 2 SHO
2013-14 vs Manchester: 6 / 2-2-2 / 2.68 / .915 / 0
Last Game vs Manchester: 1/12/14 / 59 MP / 19-21 shots / 1-2 L
*Providence has not named a starting goaltender. Malcolm Subban (19-8-6-3 / 2.31 / .921) is also a candidate to start.

Blake Gumprecht

Manchester Projected Lines
Tanner Pearson – Linden Vey – Tyler Toffoli
Brian O’Neill – Jordan Weal – Sean Backman
Nic Deslauriers – Nick Shore – Zach O’Brien
Hunter Bishop – Andy Andreoff – Scott Sabourin

Derek Forbort – Andrew Campbell
Nick Schultz – Colin Miller
Andrew Bodnarchuk – Vincent LoVerde

Martin Jones
Mathias Niederberger

Level of confidence in projected lines: B+. With the arrival of Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson will slot back to the left side as Nic Deslauriers will be bumped to Nick Shore’s line. Martin Jones left the ice first at the morning skate, so he’s tonight’s projected starter. Steve Quailer, acquired Thursday in the trade that sent Robert Czarnik to Montreal, is a candidate to play in the left wing spot where Hunter Bishop is slotted.

Providence Projected Lines

Matt Fraser – Ryan Spooner – Craig Cunningham
Justin Florek – Matt Lindblad – Nick Johnson
Anthony Camara – Alexander Khoklachev – Bobby Robins
Rob Flick – Seth Griffith – Tyler Randell

Ben Youds – Zach Trotman
Tommy Cross – Blake Parlett
Mike Moore – Chris Casto

Niklas Svedberg
Malcolm Subban

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-photos courtesy Blake Gumprecht

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