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RECAP : GAME SIX | MANCHESTER MONARCHS

Friday, April 19th
RECAP : GAME SIX | MANCHESTER MONARCHS

Manchester Monarchs (6-5) at Newfoundland Growlers (8-4)

Newfoundland wins 4-2

Monday, May 6th – Mile One Centre – St. John’s, NL

Goal Summary

P          TIME   TEAM  GOAL                           ASSISTS                                               STR      SCORE

1          4:52     NFL      Z. O’Brien (8)               M. Power                                                        1-0

1          17:20   NFL      Z. O’Brien (9)               G. Johnston, M. Power                                   2-0

1          17:41   NFL      M. Bradley (2)             J. Melindy                                                        3-0

2          5:14     NFL      G. Johnston (1)           M. Bradley                                                      4-0

2          7:10     NFL      Z. O’Brien (10)             M. Power, B. Ferguson                       PP        5-0

3          5:42     MAN    T. Cameranesi (2)        M. Doherty                                                     5-1

Game Story

The Newfoundland Growlers punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals in style Monday night at Mile One Centre with a commanding 5-1 victory over the Manchester Monarchs to take the North Division Finals series 4-2.

Zach O’Brien opened the scoring 4:52 into the game, cutting across the front of the net and sliding the puck past Charles Williams to continue his hot streak and to give the Growlers an early 1-0 lead.

O’Brien added his second of the period with 2:40 remaining in the first, re-directing a Garrett Johnston shot in the back of the Monarchs net, and just 21 seconds later Matt Bradley added another to give the Growlers a 3-0 lead after the opening 20 minutes of play.

Garrett Johnston continued the offensive rout at the 5:14 mark of the second period, roofing a wrister glove-side marking his first career playoff goal, and Zach O’Brien completed the hat-trick just under two minutes later on the powerplay, giving the Growlers a 5-0 lead. O’Brien’s tally marked the end of Charles Williams’ night, as he was replaced by Cole Kehler after allowing five goals on 16 shots.

Manchester got on the board at 5:42 of the third period after Tony Cameranesi cleaned up a mad scramble in Michael Garteig’s crease for a 5-1 score, but that’s as close as the visitors would come as the Growlers would hang on for the 5-1 win and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Quick Hits

  • Hudson Elynuik returned to the lineup after missing the last five games with an injury
  • Zach O’Brien finished the series with 13 points
  • The three stars were 3 – M. Power (NFL), 2 – M. Garteig (NFL) and 1 – Z. O’Brien (NFL)

What’s Next?

The Newfoundland Growlers begin round three Friday night in Estero, Florida against the reigning Eastern Conference Champions, the Florida Everblades. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. Newfoundland time. Fans can tune into Chris Ballard’s call of the game on mixlr.com/nlgrowlers. 

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