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Monarchs Notebook (Oct. 27)

Tuesday, 10.27.2009 / 1:05 PM / Prospects
By Kim Mueller
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Monarchs Notebook (Oct. 27)
The Monarchs leader in points has two assists in two games with the Kings.
A LOOK AHEAD (all times EASTERN)
Day Date Opponent (Time)
Fri. 10/30 PROVIDENCE (7:30 p.m.)
Sat. 10/31 WORCESTER (7:00 p.m.)
Sun. 11/1 @ Hartford (3:00 p.m.)
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A LOOK BACK
Day
Date
Opponent
Result
Goals
Goaltender (Svs/Shts)
Fri. 10/23 BRIDGEPORT 2-0 W Loktionov, Zeiler Bernier (40/40)
Sat. 10/24 PROVIDENCE 3-0 W Cliche, Elkins, Holloway Zatkoff (31/31)

MONARCHS STATISTICAL LEADERS

This Season/This Week
Points: Parse - 11/Cliche, Loktionov, Moller, Segal - 2
Goals: Loktionov - 5/Cliche, Elkins, Holloway, Loktionov, Zeiler - 1
Assists: Parse - 9/Moller, Segal - 2
Power Play: 5-of-36, 13.9%/0-of-10, 0.0%
Penalty Killing: 46-of-48, 95.8%/9-of-9, 100.0%

GOALIES
Jonathan Bernier 6 GP 5-1-0 1.34
Jeff Zatkoff 3 GP2-1-0 0.67

Depth Chart (lineup from last game)

LAST WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS
Vs. Bridgeport (10/23): Goaltender Jonathan Bernier picked up his second shutout of the season stopping 40 shots in the Manchester Monarchs 2-0 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday night. Right wing John Zeiler and center Andrei Loktionov scored for the Monarchs. Bernier earned his sixth win and second shutout of the season with 40 saves. Sound Tigers goaltender Nathan Lawson (1-2-0) took his second loss of the season stopping 29-of- 31 shots. Manchester went 0-for-5 on the power play. Bridgeport was 0-for-4 with the man advantage.

Vs. Providence (10/24): The Manchester Monarchs held their opponent off the scoreboard for the third time in four games as they skated past the Providence Bruins 3-0 at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night. Center Marc-Andre Cliche, left wing Bud Holloway and center Corey Elkins found the back of the net for the Monarchs. Manchester’s goaltender Jeff Zatkoff picked up his first shutout stopping 31 shots. Bruins netminder Dany Sabourin took the loss with 25 saves on 27 shots. Manchester went 0-for-5 on the power play. Providence was also 0-for-5 with the man advantage. NEWS &

NOTES
  • The Manchester Monarchs are currently on a four-game winning streak and lead the Atlantic Division with a record of 7-2-0- 0 and 14 points. Overall in the AHL, the Monarchs are tied for third place behind the Rochester Americans (8-1-1-0, 17 points) and the Manitoba Moose (7-4-1-0, 15 points)
  • Manchester has shutout their opponents three times in the nine games they have played this season. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier shutout Portland in a 4-0 victory on Saturday, October 17 and then blanked Bridgeport 2-0 on Friday, October 23. Netminder Jeff Zatkoff picked up his first shutout of the season with a 3-0 victory over Providence on Saturday, October 24. The Monarchs penalty kill ranks second in the AHL. They have only given up two goals when their opponent has been on the power play in 48 attempts.
  • Right wing Scott Parse was recalled by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday, October 23 and made his NHL debut on Saturday, October 24 in Phoenix against the Coyotes. He collected his first NHL point, an assist, in his debut. Parse continues to lead the Monarchs in assists and scoring with nine helpers and 11 points. Parse’s nine assists are tied for first overall in the AHL for assist with Providence’s defenseman Andy Wozniewski and Springfield’s Charles Linglet. Parse was on a three-game assist and point streak with four assists and six points in the three games prior to his call-up on Friday. Parse ranks second on the Monarchs in the plus/minus category with a plus-8.
  • Center Andrei Loktionov is currently on a four game point streak having collected six points (2-4=6) since October 17. The rookie ranks second on the Monarchs squad with 10 points (5-5=10) and his plus-10 rating leads the team. Loktionov leads the Monarchs in goals scored with five tallies on the season. Loktionov’s 10 points are also tied for first place among AHL rookies.
  • Center Oscar Moller (3-4=7) and right wing Brandon Segal (2-5=7) are tied for third place on the Monarchs roster. Moller is currently on a two-game assist streak as he’s collected an assist in each of his last two games. Moller’s two game-winning goals are tied with 14 other players for second place in the AHL. Segal is currently on a three-game assist streak. He’s recorded five assists since Sunday, October 18.
  • Left wing Bud Holloway (4-1=5) is the Monarchs second leading goal scorer with four goals in eight games.
  • Center Marc-Andre Cliche scored his first goal of the season on Saturday night. It was the team’s first shorthanded goal of the season.
  • Right wing John Zeiler picked up his first goal of the season on Saturday night. Bernier has a record of 5-1-0 in his first six games of the season. His five wins are tied with Rochester’s Alexander Salak for second in the AHL. The second-year netminder is tied for the AHL lead with Lowell’s Mike McKenna and Hamilton’s Curtis Sanford with two shutouts each. Bernier is ranked fourth in the league with a 1.34 goals-against-average and is ranked third with a .963 save percentage.
  • Zatkoff leads the AHL with a .67 goals-against-average and a .978 save percentage. He has a record of 2-1-0 in three games with one shutout.


TRANSACTIONS
10/24/09: The Manchester Monarchs (AHL) released goaltender Rick Laurendeau from his professional tryout agreement.
10/24/09: The Manchester Monarchs (AHL) signed goaltender Rick Laurendeau to a professional tryout agreement.
10/23/09: The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) recalled right wing Scott Parse from the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).
10/20/09: The Los Angeles Kings (NHL) returned center Oscar Moller to the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).