Monarchs Take 3-0 Lead in ECF, Coach Stothers Quotes

Stothers-Coach-Manchester AHLThe Manchester Monarchs are now one win away from going to the Calder Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history. After their 5-3 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, coach Mike Stothers spoke with MayorsManor…

On his overall impression of the victory:

“Glad we got a win on the road, but still think we can play a cleaner game. Still some mental mistakes that come back and hurt you.”

On the team becoming this dominant in the Conference Final, after struggling a bit in the first round:

“I don’t look at the number games, I just look at the next one.”

On what the team has to do to win the next game:

“Score more goals than they do.”

On what needs to be shored up for Wednesday’s Game 4:

“Well why don’t I just walk into their dressing room and tell them?”

On the Jordan Weal-Brian O’Neill-Michael Mersch line:

“They’ve been terrific, but we’ve gotten some good efforts from a lot of guys, a lot of different line combinations. [Justin] Auger plays the right side on the fourth line, the left side on the second line and a lot of guys want to number them. In order to win you have to have guys step up, play hard and play big. We’re lucky a guy like O’Brien tonight scores a big goal for us. Backs has been playing well. They’ve been playing well, and that’s what you’ve got to do.”

MORE COVERAGE FROM GAME 3:

Full game analysis, video highlights, and line combinations

J.F. Berube After Backstopping Monarchs to ECF Game 3 Victory

Nick Shore after Monarchs win in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Final

Andrew Bodnarchuk on Monarchs Win in Game 3 (and playoff beards)

Instagram

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please remember to include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Network Radio with LA Kings Preview

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Ryan Paton to answer questions about the LA Kings upcoming season. Among the topics covered were – what is needed for Anze Kopitar to produce more offense, can Jeff Carter keep up his scoring pace, […]

Probable Roster Decisions in Advance of Kings Opening Night

For the first time in several seasons, salary cap issues are no longer the topic du jour in Los Angeles.  Sure, the Kings aren’t completely out of the woods just yet — case in point, there is still plenty of work to do before talks begin with Drew Doughty on a contract extension next summer. […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio with Boomer – Aug 2017

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all things LA Kings – including: Jonathan Quick’s ability to carry the workload this season, Marian Gaborik’s injury status, the top rookies who need to step into the lineup this season, and […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Trackbacks

  1. […] Coach Mike Stothers after Monarchs win in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Final […]

  2. […] Coach Mike Stothers after Monarchs win in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Final […]

  3. […] Monarchs Take 3-0 Lead in ECF, Coach Stothers Quotes […]

  4. […] Monarchs Take 3-0 Lead in ECF, Coach Stothers Quotes […]