Third period: Monarchs 3, Phantoms 1 

A few soft goals by Manchester dictated the third period.

Slava Voynov made the difference with 3:32 left in the game, with a shot from the right point that went through Mike Testwuide’s legs, off Tyler Brown’s stick and under Cal Heeter’s glove to break a 2-2 tie.

Earlier in the period, Tanner Pearson scored the equalizer on a rebound of an Andrew Campbell shot, erasing the Phantoms’ first goal in three games.

Second period: Phantoms 2, Monarchs 1 

The fourth line was the hero in the second period.

Linden Vey scored first for the Monarchs, hitting the open net as Heeter dove to his right at 11:37.

Mike Testwuide, playing in his first game since Dec. 1, responded 1:32 later with a dart from the left faceoff circle on a pass from Dimmen, who made a move around a defenseman to set up the goal.

With 44 seconds remaining in the frame, the Phantoms struck again. Danny Syvret took a shot from the point and Tyler Brown had a wrap-around rebound to give the Phantoms the lead.

First period: Phantoms 0, Monarchs 0

Zac Rinaldo appears to have dispensed with his no-fighting in the AHL policy. He has now dropped the gloves twice in 11:59. After his first fight of the season Friday night, it took Rinaldo 53 seconds to get into his second on Sunday. 

He and Richard Clune dropped the gloves early on and Rinaldo ended up with Clune's blood smeared across his nameplate while Clune left the ice briefly - presumably to get stitched up.

The Monarchs had two power plays in the frame (a trip by Rob Bordson and a roughing call on Oliver Lauridsen) but could not score and did not even get a shot off on the second. The Phantoms were similarly held shot-less on their only power play of the period (a holding call on Jake Muzzin with 2:05 to play).

The Phantoms out shot the Monarchs, 13-9, in the period.

Pre-game: 

Both Manchester and Adirondack enter the game looking to right the ship. The Phantoms have lost six of their last seven games and the Monarchs six of their last eight.

Phantoms lines: 

Wellwood-Couturier-Ford

Rinaldo-Bordson-Zolnierczyk

McGinn-Schenn-Akeson

Brown-Testwuide-Harper

Phantoms defensive pairings: 

Syvret-Konan

Manning-Dimmen

Eddy-Lauridsen

Phantoms starting goaltender: Cal Heeter

Phantoms scratches: Zack FitzGerald, Garrett Roe, Erik Gustafsson (foot), Marc-Andre Bourdon (illness) and Ben Holmstrom (knee)

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AlJensen
AlJensen

We all know that Joe Paterson did a good job coaching the past few seasons with a lot of youth and limited skill. Many were shocked to hear of his release this summer. Yet, most of us thought the hire of Terry Murray was a good one. We all know that Homer will never admitt he was wrong, but the Terry Murray era has been a huge disappointment. This Phantom team has too much talent, too much experience, to be near the bottom of the Eastern Conference. I can only imagine that Coach Paterson would be able to get more out of these players. There is a reason why Murray was fired by the Kings and they went on to win the Stanley Cup last spring. Homer claimed that hte biggest reason for Paterson's dismissal was his inability to make the playoffs. The Phantoms are in danger of missing the playoffs, AGAIN, with a team that has no right to miss the playoffs. The "WE WANT JOE" chant might have to begin at the GFCC. At this pace we can all play golf in spring. No playoffs again!

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