Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1 — Manchester Monarchs
AHL Game: I1
Who: Manchester Monarchs
Where: Verizon Wireless Arena
When: 7:00 p.m.
Series: Tied 0-0 (best of seven)
Season Series: Oct. 12: MCH 4 @ WBS 1 — Nov. 22: MCH 3 @ WBS 2 — Mar. 6: WBS 3 @ MCH 6 — Mar. 7: WBS 3 @ MCH 0
Top Four Scorers for the Penguins vs. the Monarchs: 1. Tom Kuhnhackl (4 GP, 1-2-3, -1) 2. Dominik Uher (4 GP, 1-2-3, -1) 3. Carter Rowney (3 GP, 0-3-3, -1) 4. J-S Dea (2 GP, 2-0-2, +1)
Top Four Scorers for the Monarchs vs. the Penguins: 1. Jordan Weal (3-3-6, +3) 2. Brian O’Neill (2-2-4, +2) 3. Colin Miller (1-3-4, -3) 4. Nic Dowd (4 GP, 0-4-4, +2)
How the Monarchs got here: Defeated the Portland Pirates in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in five games.
How the Penguins got here: Swept the Syracuse Crunch in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in three games.
What to Watch For: Who scores first. In their five game series against the Pirates, if the Monarchs scored first they won. If Portland scored first, Manchester lost. The Penguins never trailed once against the Syracuse Crunch so who scores the first goal tonight will will make for an interesting evening in seeing how the other team responds and if they can come back and win.
Referee(s): Evgeny Romasko / Geno Binda
Linesmen: Brian MacDonald / Alex Stagnone
Twitter: @wbspenguins / @WBSGameDay / @MonarchsHockey
Facebook: /WilkesBarreScrantonPenguins // /MonarchsHockey
Instagram: wbspenguins / monarchshockey
Beat Writers: @CVBombulie and @TLTomVenesky
Broadcasters: WBS: Mike O’Brien @MikeOBrienWBS / MCH: Ken Cail @kenmonarchs
Fan Bloggers: @nafsnep
Radio: For WBS: WILK Newsradio / For MCH: WGIR 610 AM
Television: AHL Live
When is Game 2?: Tomorrow, Thursday from Manchester, at 7 p.m.