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.
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.