Monarchs Comeback to Win, 4-3, in OT

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GLENS FALLS, N.Y.  – David Kolomatis scored a power-play goal in overtime to send the Manchester Monarchs home with a come-from-behind, 4-3 overtime victory over the Adirondack Thunder, Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The Monarchs (16-8-0-1) handed the Thunder (14-3-1-1) their first loss when leading after two periods (11-1-0-0) this season.

Adirondack started the scoring late in the first period, when Gunnar Hughes scored his 3rd goal of the season at 18:41.  Hughes took a sharp pass from Mitchell Heard in the high slot, and ripped a wrist shot past Monarchs goaltender, Cedrick Desjardins, high blocker.

Yann Sauvé tied things up for the Monarchs while on the power play, scoring his 4th goal of the season at 4:19 of the second period.  Sauvé took a saucer pass from Kolomatis, and unleashed a slap shot that beat Adirondack goaltender, Ken Appleby, high glove side.

Alexandre Carrier scored a late power-play goal to put the Thunder back on top at 18:55, scoring his 2nd goal of the season.  Carrier took a tape-to-tape pass from Heard out of the right corner, and beat Desjardins with a quick shot through the five-hole.

Adirondack added to their lead, when Ryan Lomberg scored his 6th goal of the season at 10:27 of the final frame.  Lomberg won a faceoff to himself and tracked down the puck heading into the left corner.  Looking for a centering pass, Lomberg fired the puck off the back of Desjardins, and the puck dropped into the net for the 3-1 Thunder lead.

Gasper Kopitar brought the Monarchs to within one, scoring his 3rd goal of the season at 11:55 of the third period.  Kopitar took a pass from Sauvé at the left point, and sent a one-timer low glove side past Appleby.

Matt Leitner tied things up for the Monarchs with :38 seconds to play when he scored his 6th goal of the season.  After a shot from Stefan Legein changed direction a few times, Leitner found the puck on his stick just to the right of Appleby, and flipped the puck into the cage to tie the game, 3-3.

Kolomatis ended the game 1:21 into overtime on a power-play goal, his 6th of the season.  Legein took a boarding penalty to give the Monarchs the man-advantage, and Kolomatis made the penalty hurt, unloading a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle up and over Appleby’s blocker.

The Monarchs are back in action Sunday (3 p.m.), when they finish their home-and-home series with Adirondack at the Jungle.  The Monarchs ask all fans to bring new or lightly used coats with them to donate to the “Teaming Up for Warmth Coat Drive”, sponsored by E&R cleaners.

NOTES

  • The Monarchs won their first game in overtime this season
  • Cedrick Desjardins won in his Monarchs debut, and for the first time since Dec. 26, 2014
  • Manchester pushes their road point streak to six games (11/26/15 – present)
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