South Carolina Stingrays at Manchester Monarchs
Eastern Conference Finals Game 6
Monday, May 22, 2017 – 7:00 P.M. – SNHU Arena
South Carolina leads series, 3 - 2
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Monday, May 22 vs South Carolina (7 p.m.), SNHU Arena
Wednesday, May 24 vs South Carolina (7 p.m.), SNHU Arena *if necessary
MONARCHS PLAYOFF POINT LEADERS
Matt Leitner: 18 points (7g, 11a)
Quentin Shore: 15 points (6g, 9a)
Daniel Ciampini: 12 points (3g, 9a)
MONARCHS PLAYOFF GOALTENDING LEADERS
Sam Brittain: 10-6-1, 2.31 GAA, 0.924 save %
Charles Williams: 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 0.000 save %
STINGRAYS PLAYOFF POINT LEADERS
Rob Flick: 18 points (10g, 8a)
Domenic Monardo: 16 points (5g, 11a)
Kelly Zajac: 14 points (5g, 9a)
STINGRAYS PLAYOFF GOALTENDING LEADERS
Parker Milner: 11-5-0, 1.94 GAA, 0.927 save %
Adam Carlson: 0-0-0, 0.00 GAA, 0.000 save %
INSIDE THE SERIES
The Monarchs enter Game 6 on the brink elimination from the Kelly Cup Playoffs, as they trail the South Carolina Stingrays, 3-2, in their best-of-seven series. Manchester has dropped the last three games since going up, 2-0, at the North Charleston Coliseum, and look to force a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night. The Monarchs have not lost more than three games in a row at home all season.
POWER PLAY CONVERSION
Converting on the power play might be the difference tonight, as the Monarchs have not been able to cash-in to this point of the series. Through five games, the Monarchs have earned 6.2 man-advantages per game and are 5-for-31 (16.13%). The Stingrays have been more efficient on the power play, and have scored on 17.65% of their 17 chances, while averaging only 3.4 man-advantages per game.
THIRD PERIOD WOES
The third period has been a tough one for the Monarchs in their series with the Stingrays, and especially so in their last three games. Through five games, the Stingrays have scored 10 times in the final frame, a 2.33 average, including lighting the lamp seven times in their three victories. Over the course of the playoffs, the Monarchs have allowed 43.59% of their total goals in the third period, up from their regular season mark of 31.75%.
A key to a Monarchs victory in Game 6 might be how many pucks they put on Stingrays goaltender, Parker Milner. In the playoffs, Manchester is 6-1 when out-shooting their opponent, and 4-5 when losing the shot battle. The Monarchs will need to get to work, as the Stingrays are averaging 32.19 shots per game compared to 28.94 for Manchester in the playoffs, and 30.6-26.4 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Should Manchester win Game 6, the Monarchs and Stingrays will play Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday, May 24 (7 p.m.), at SNHU Arena.
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