King’s assist lifts Monarchs.

Dwight King has been a productive contributor to the Manchester Monarchs’ run through the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. The former Reign forward has one goal and six assists through 13 games, but his biggest point came Monday night in overtime of Game 3 against the Hershey Bears.

King set up Justin Azevedo’s overtime goal to provide a 3-2 Monarchs win over the Bears, who had won 10 of 11 playoff games prior to Monday. According to the Monarchs’ team Web site,

entered the offensive zone along the left wing and skated
toward the top of the face-off circle.  He dropped a pass back to a
left wing Dwight King at the top of the left circle.  King shuffled the
with his stick, evaded a defender and fed a pass toward the net. 
Azevedo drove
to the net, picked up King’s pass and buried the puck past Hershey
netminder Michal Neuvirth.

The two teams meet again tonight in Game 4 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Final series, with Hershey leading 2-1.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, 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.