Binghamton vs Manchester: Bishop Debut, Jones SO, Lehner Scary Mask
The Manchester Monarchs celebrated Canadian Heritage Night in grand style with a 4-0 win over the Binghamton Senators, commemorative Canadian themed jerseys, traditional Canadian foods such as poutine and Montreal smoked meat and Labatt Blue and Molson Canadian beer. Montreal Canadiens Public Address Announcer Sebastien Goulet was on hand to announce the game in both French and English.
Martin Jones (5-1-0) picked up his first shutout of the season stopping all 29 shots he faced.
All the offence he needed came in the first period when Brandon Kozen pounced on a rebound from a Thomas Hickey slap shot and stuffed it past Ben Bishop at 11:02.
Andy Andreoff was the next to light the lamp at 13:20 with his one-timer from the bottom of the right circle.
Manchester extended the lead to 3-0 early in the second frame when Andrei Loktionov sent a wrister from the right point past Bishop just inside the left post.
The Monarchs right winger Tyler Toffoli finished off the night with a power play goal at 7:26 of the third stanza. Toffoli got the play started when he took a pass from forward Linden Vey and tried a backhander on net that Bishop initially stopped but a persistent Toffoli grabbed his own rebound and flipped it behind Bishop.
Ben Bishop (0-1-0) got his first start of the season and stopped 34 of 38 shots.