Campbell Wins it in OT over Worcester

Monarchs defenseman tallies overtime winner

Saturday, 11.19.2011 / 11:28 AM / Prospects
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Campbell Wins it in OT over Worcester
MANCHESTER, NH – Defenseman Andrew Campbell scored at 3:55 of the overtime period to lift Manchester Monarchs over the Worcester Sharks, 3-2 in overtime, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Friday night.
 
Manchester (8-9-0-1) moves into a tie with the Providence Bruins (8-9-1-0) for second place in the Atlantic Division with 17 points each.  The Sharks (5-4-2-2) are in fifth place in the Division with 14 points.
 
“We used a couple of great efforts by Jordan Nolan to scratch our way into the game,” said Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris.  “It was a penalty filled affair and kudos to our goaltender for keeping us in it.  (Andrew) Campbell scored a big goal.  It was a hard fought game.  We knew we were in for a battle when there was a dust up in the warm-up.  We will take the two points.  It was an emotional win and hopefully we ride this momentum into what should be a packed house tomorrow night.”
 
Campbell tallied his first goal of the season, a game-winning strike, at 3:44 of overtime.  Right wing Jordan Nolan found defenseman Jake Muzzin at the left point who passed up the one-timer to send a pass over to Campbell at the right point.  Campbell teed up a slap shot that beat Sharks goaltender Harri Sateri for the game-winner.
 
The Sharks struck first with a goal from defenseman Matt Irwin at 5:03 of the second period.  The power play goal came on a slap shot from the point in which Monarchs goaltender Martin Jones faced heavy traffic by right wing Tommy Wingels.  The shot beat Jones on the stick side for a 1-0 lead.  Irwin’s sixth goal of the season was assisted by defenseman Sena Acolaste and Benn Ferriero.
 
The Monarchs knotted the score at 1-1 with their first of two shorthanded goals on the night at 19:36 of the second frame.  Monarchs defenseman David Kolomatis stole a pass in his own zone and delivered it to left wing David Meckler along the left wing boards. Meckler skated with the puck to the right corner and dropped a pass to Nolan at the right face-off dot.  Nolan wristed a shot to the far side of Sateri for his third tally of the season.  Kolomatis picked up an assist on Nolan’s equalizer at 19:36 of the middle stanza.
 
Worcester took the lead at 5:55 in the third period with a tipped goal by Sharks left wing Brian Mashinter.  With traffic in front of the net, Irwin received a pass from behind the net by left wing Tony Lucia and took a big slap shot.  Mashinter tipped the shot out of the air and found the back of the net to give the Sharks a 2-1 lead.
 
Manchester scored their second shorthanded goal at 10:10 of the third period.  Nolan stole the puck in is own zone, skated up the right wing boards where he and Meckler created a two-on-one situation.  Nolan faked a pass and wristed a shot five-hole for his second shorthanded goal of the game.
 
Jones (5-7-0) earned his fifth victory of the season stopping 34-of-36 shots.  Sateri (3-3-0) took h is third loss of the season making 32 saves on 35 shots.
 
Manchester went 0-for-7 on the power play.  The Sharks were 1-for-8 with the man advantage.
 
Notables: The Monarchs have won two in a row at home after starting the season with a record of 1-4-0-1 at home…The Monarchs are 3-2-0-0 in their last five games…The Monarchs own a 4-2-0-1 record in the month of November…Monarchs right wing Jordan Nolan scored two shorthanded goals…Monarchs defenseman Andrew Campbell tallied his first goal of the season in overtime.