Manchester Monarchs double-up Falcons with 4-1 win

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Three players with multi-point games lead Monarchs to win
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MANCHESTER, NH – David Van Der Gulik, Zach O’Brien and Jordan Weal each had two-point nights as the Monarchs beat Springfield, 4-2 at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Feb. 13.

The win tonight improves the Monarchs’ (30-11-4-2) record against Springfield (28-18-4-0) to 2-1-1-0 and was the club’s 30th win of the season.

“They [Weal, O’Brien and Van der Gulik] were really good tonight,” Head Coach Mike Stothers said.  “It’s a great combination of three guys.  I was happy to see them rewarded, not only with some goals, but there were other chances created by those guys.”

The Monarchs opened the scoring at 4:54 of the opening period with a Nick Ebert slap shot from the point.

Manchester added to their lead with a goal from O’Brien at the 3:30 mark of the second period.

The Monarchs made it 3-0 with a goal from Van Der Gulik at the 7:48 mark of the second period with assists from O’Brien and Weal.

Springfield cut into the lead less than a minute later with a goal from Domenic Monardo at the 8:32 mark of the second period.

The Monarchs regained their three-goal lead with a power-play goal from Mike Richards at 16:16 of the second period.

Springfield answered right back at the 17:38 mark of the period with a goal from Mike Hoeffel.

The Monarchs return to action at the Verizon Wireless Arena tomorrow when they host Bridgeport at 3 p.m.


Notes:

  • The Monarchs improved to 13-0-0-0 at home when scoring first (16-1-0-0 overall).
  • Manchester is undefeated (5-0-0-0) when Nick Ebert scores a goal this season.
  • The Monarchs have won four of their last five games, with all four wins coming at home.
  • With two assists tonight, Jordan Weal had his first multi-point game since Jan. 16 at Worcester.
  • Tonight marked Scott Sabourin’s 100th career game in the AHL.
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