TOLEDO, OHIO – The Manchester Monarchs dropped their third straight game as the Toledo Walleye defeated the Monarchs, 3-0, Saturday night at the Huntington Center.
The Monarchs (21-12-2-1) were unable to beat goaltender Matej Machovsky, and dropped their lone contest of the season with the Walleye (21-10-2-1).
Toledo opened the scoring at 1:04 of the first period on the 4th goal of the season for Austen Brassard. Shane Berschbach skated through the neutral zone where he backhanded a pass to Brassard along the left wing. Brassard made his way to the hashmarks and floated a backhanded pass towards goal, where Monarchs defenseman Craig Wyszomirski tried to clear the puck away and batted it into his own net to give the Walleye a 1-0 lead.
The Walleye extended their lead at 2:25 of the second period on the 5th goal of the season for Berschbach. Kevin Gibson sent a pass from the middle of the point to Brassard at the left post, where Brassard one-timed a pass across the crease to Berschbach who snapped a one-timer past the glove of Monarchs goaltender, Brandon Komm, to make it 2-0 Toledo.
Toledo wrapped up the scoring at 19:18 of the third period on a power-play goal by Tyler Barnes, his 8th goal of the season. Barnes held the puck along the goal line where he sent a pass into the slot for Mike Borkowski. Borkowski took a shot and Barnes gathered the rebound and pushed the puck through the legs of Komm, to give Toledo a 3-0 lead.
The Monarchs are back in action Jan. 12 (7:00 p.m.) when they return home to play the Worcester Railers at SNHU Arena.
The Monarchs were shut out for the second time this season
Manchester suffered their third loss in a row
The Monarchs committed two delay of game penalties and two bench minor penalties
Photo Credit: Rich Tilton
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