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November 02. 2013 11:10PM

Four Monarchs score in 4-1 win over P-Bruins


Manchester's Andy Andreoff (12) celebrates his goal with Nick Shore and Tanner Pearson vs. the Providence Bruins during the first period Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

MANCHESTER – Left wing Andy Andreoff, right wing Sean Backman, right wing Brian O'Neill, and defenseman Nick Deslauriers each scored goals and right wing Brandon Kozun picked up two assists as the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Providence Bruins, 4-1, at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Saturday night.

Manchester (8-1-1-2) leads the Atlantic Division with 19 points. Providence (4-4-0-2) is ranked third in the Atlantic Division with 10 points.

"(Martin) Jones has been great; we've had timely scoring," said Monarchs Head Coach Mark Morris. "Every game has been nip and tuck, and this one too, even though the score was 4-1, it was a lot closer than that. We had some key penalty kills in the second period. I thought we were really (relaxed) in the second and we opened the doors for them. We had a lot of giveaways and turnovers but we challenged the guys between the second and third, and they responded well."

Jones (8-1-2) earned his eighth win of the season stopping 30-of-31 shots. Subban (0-3-0) took his third loss of the season making 30 saves on 33 shots.

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Notables: Manchester leads the American Hockey League with a record of 8-1-1-2 for 19 points…The Monarchs have a record of 4-0-0-0 against the Providence Bruins this season…Left wing Andy Andreoff scored his second power play goal in as many games…Andreoff (2-1=3) and left wing Tanner Pearson (2-3=5) are on a three-game point streaks…Right wing Brandon Kozun is on a four-game point streak with seven points (1-6) dating back to Friday, October 25…Defenseman Nick Deslauriers (4-4=8) has scored a point in seven of his last eight games. . . . . The Monarchs travel to Canada to play the St. John's IceCaps at the Mile One Centre at 6 p.m. on Friday.


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