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Monarchs Game Day Capsule, Jan. 12

01/12/2018 10:23 AM -

MONARCHS (21-12-2-1) vs Worcester Railers (14-15-3-2)

Friday, January 12, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – SNHU Arena

Media Contact: Matt Johnson (mjohnson@manchestermonarchs.com)

MONARCHS POINTS LEADERS

Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman: 31 points (16g, 15a)

Joel Lowry: 31 points (14g, 17a)

Zac Lynch: 30 points (16g, 14a)

MONARCHS GOALTENDING LEADERS

Charles Williams: 13-6-2-0, 2.59 GAA, 0.916 save %

Branden Komm: 4-5-2-0, 2.81 GAA, 0.904 save %

RAILERS POINTS LEADERS

Chris Langkow: 25 points (9g, 16a)

Barry Almeida: 23 points (9g, 14a)

Kellen Jones: 19 points (8g, 11a)

RAILERS GOALTENDING LEADERS

Eamon McAdam: 8-8-3-2, 2.85 GAA, 0.912 save %

Mitch Gillam: 6-7-0-0, 2.62 GAA, 0.902 save %

HOME AT LAST

Tonight, Manchester enters a stretch of six home games in 10 days, after playing 11 of their last 12 on the road. The Monarchs have played the fewest home games in the league this season (12), going 7-5-0-0 in those games and averaging 3.08 goals per game, compared to 4.13 goals per game on the road. The Monarchs will look to get into a rhythm with 24 of their 36 remaining games being played at SNHU Arena.

WITHOUT POWER FOR WEEKS

The Monarchs have gone four straight games without a power-play goal, going 0 for 12 since New Year’s Eve. Manchester has dropped to 11th in the league on the power play, scoring on 30 of their 166 opportunities. The Monarchs haven’t scored a power-play goal at home since November 18, going 0-for-17 over four games.

MATCHUP TO GET BACK ON TRACK

Manchester will look to flip their recent struggles on the power play tonight against the Railers, as they’ve scored 10 of their 30 power-play goals this season against Worcester. The Monarchs power play is scoring on 27% of their opportunities against the Railers (10-for-37) and has allowed only five power-play goals against.

SLOWING THEM DOWN

Against the Monarchs this season, Worcester’s Kellen Jones (4g, 4a), Ashton Rome (4g, 4a) and Chris Langkow (1g, 7a) have all registered eight points. The eight points accounts for 42% of the total points Jones has scored, 50% for Rome and 32% of the points Langkow has registered all season.

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