AHL playoffs: Manchester drops Game 1.

The Manchester Monarchs blew a 3-1 third-period lead against the Worcester Sharks en route to a 4-3 loss in Game 1 of their second-round Calder Cup playoff series Sunday.

Forward Dwight King scored his first goal of the playoffs, and Bud Holloway picked up the secondary assist, but that was all the scoring involving former Reign players.

Game 2 is Wednesday.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.