The Manchester Monarchs suffered their first shootout loss of the 2017-’18 campaign, falling 6-5 on the road to the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night.
Manchester opened the scoring 4:59 into the contest on a power play goal by Zac Lynch, but the Thunder got two quick goals before the end of the first period from James Henry and J.C. Campagna.
In the second period, Manchester responded with four unanswered goals before Henry would add his second goal of the contest with just under 90 seconds before the final intermission in regulation.
Campagna would help Adirondack tie up the contest, setting up a Dylan Olsen slapshot into the back of the net at the 16:30 mark, followed by another assist at 18:02, this time aiding Desmond Bergin’s tap-in from the Manchester crease.
After six fruitless shots in the overtime period, Campagna struck again to seal the victory, providing the only goal scored by either team during the shootout.
Despite the loss, Manchester (2-1-0-1) remains at the top of the North Division, returning to SNHU Arena on Saturday night for their season home opener against the Worcester Railers.
Adirondack (2-0-0-0) also play again on Saturday night, heading to Reading for a 7 o’clock puck drop against the Royals.