The Manchester Monarchs went 1-2 over the weekend. At 26-26-5, they’re in sixth place in the Atlantic Division and 11th in the 14-team Eastern Conference.
On Friday, the Monarchs lost 5-2 at Providence. Daniel Taylor started in goal but got pulled after he allowed three goals on six shots. Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 of 32 shots. Alec Martinez and Marty Murray scored goals.
On Saturday, the Monarchs beat Lowell 7-2 at home. Matt Moulson had a hat trick, and Justin Azevedo, Brian Boyle, Gabe Gauthier and David Meckler also scored goals. Bernier stopped 31 of 33 shots.
On Sunday, the Monarchs lost to Hartford 3-2 at home. Boyle and Oscar Moller scored goals and Bernier stopped 25 of 28 shots.
For the season, Marty Murray has a team-high 39 points (in 56 games) and Teddy Purcell (now with the Kings) had a team-high 16 goals (in 38 games). Trevor Lewis has 13 goals and 21 assists in 52 games. Jonathan Bernier has a 13-17-3 record, a 2.67 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage in 35 games. Daniel Taylor has a 6-2 record, a 2.57 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in eight games.
Oscar Moller, on a rehab assignment, has one goal and three assists in four games.