Shot on Goal: Goalie Photos-Hartford Wolf Pack Chad Johnson vs Manchester Monarchs Jeff Zatkoff
When was the last time you went to a professional hockey game at 11 in the morning? The Monarchs hosted the Hartford Wolf Pack along with 2000+ kids from local schools. Today was billed as the largest classroom in New Hampshire and all those kids were treated to a Monarchs victory as they outlasted the Wolf Pack 4-3.
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Chad Johnson dropped his 10th game of the season (3-10-1) stopping 28 of 32 shots on goal.
Monarchs forward Jordan Nolan got the scoring started for Manchester when he grabbed a rebound from a Bud Holloway shot and stuffed it underneath a pile of bodies in the crease. This was Nolan’s first AHL goal.
Manchester’s next three goals were all scored on the powerplay, the first coming from an Alex Martinex wrist shot from the high slot at 18:35 of the first period.
Viatcheslav Voynov added the second powerplay goal with a one timer from the right wing midway through the second period.
Center Justin Azevedo (5) finished the scoring for Manchester with a wrist shot from the left circle that beat Johnson glove side.
Zatkoff’s sixth victory of the seaon(6-5-1) lifted the Monarchs back into second place in the Atlantic Division (9-6-1-1) with a 22 save effort.
Hartford got on the board :28 seconds into the game when Pavel Valentenko blasted a shot from the blue line the went off Zatkoff and into the net.
Wolf Pack right wing Jeremy Williams was the next to light the lamp with a slap shot through traffic halfway through the second period tying the 2-2.
Williams picked up his second goal of the day, 10th of the season, at 5:10 of the third frame with a one timer that beat Zatkoff high stick side. (See photo below)