LA Kings 2012 first round draft pick Tanner Pearson seems to be adjusting just fine to his rookie season in the AHL so far. Playing with a 1-0 lead Saturday night vs the Providence Bruins, Pearson found the back of the net seven minutes into the third – extending the Monarchs lead to 2-0. It was his third goal of the season.
Manchester’s third and final tally of the night was an empty netter scored by Dwight King – his first marker though since signing with the team seven games ago. Brandon Kozun assisted on the goal, extending his team points lead and giving him at least one point in nine of the Monarchs 11 games.
Other game notes:
– Jones now has six wins on the season, three of them have been shutouts (tied for tops in the AHL).
– Manchester was 0-for-7 on the power play. Providence also went 0-for-7 with the man advantage.
– The Monarchs have four shorthanded goals this season, Loktionov has two of them.
Next up for the Monarchs are the Adirondack Phantoms on Wednesday. That should be an interesting one, as the Philadelphia Flyers affiliate club is led by former Kings coach Terry Murray and features former number one prospect, Brayden Schenn.
Until then, be sure to check out the free replays of some recent MayorsManor shows below. Several Monarchs players / Kings prospects have stopped by for extended chats…
Also, for a full list of recent LA Kings players who have stopped by the show of late – including Drew Doughty, Jeff Carter, Dustin Penner, Alec Martinez, Kevin Westgarth and more – click here.