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Eastern Conference Semifinal Game 1: Manchester Monarchs

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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)

Media Kit

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.

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