Monarchs Edge Thunder, 4-3, in Overtime
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – Cory Ward of Las Vegas scored with 3.8 seconds remaining in in overtime to give the ECHL Manchester Monarchs a 4-3 win over the Adirondack Thunder on Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The Monarchs (2-1-0-1) and Thunder (2-0-1-0) have now played overtime in two of their first three meetings, with 12 game remaining between the North Division rivals.
The Monarchs opened the scoring when Alex Guptill netted his 2nd goal of the season at 18:14 of the first period. Guptill took a cross-slot pass off the backhand of Matt Leitner, and beat Thunder goaltender, Mason McDonald, low glove for the ice breaker and a 1-0 Monarchs lead.
The Thunder evened the score when Mathieu Brodeur netted his 1st goal of the season at 5:29 of the second period. The Monarchs were on the penalty kill when Joey Diamond received an extra two minutes after a fight, and the Thunder took advantage quickly with Brodeur sending the puck off a Manchester stick past Monarchs goaltender, Colin Stevens, to level the score, 1-1.
Adirondack grabbed the lead when Brett Pollock scored his 1st goal of the season at 8:11 of the middle frame. Pollock took a slap-pass from the right point off the stick of Alex Wall, and redirected the shot into an open cage behind Stevens, making the score, 2-1.
The Monarchs tied the game when Joe Pendenza netted his 2nd goal of the season at 17:03 of the second period. After huge hit by Tony Turgeon in the right corner that caused a turnover, Pendenza redirected a pass from Justin Agosta that trickled through McDonald, making the score, 2-2.