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.
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 defensive pairings:
Phantoms starting goaltender: Cal Heeter
Phantoms scratches: Zack FitzGerald, Garrett Roe, Erik Gustafsson (foot), Marc-Andre Bourdon (illness) and Ben Holmstrom (knee)