American Div 2012
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New Hampshire Monarchs uses fast start to beat Mass Maple Leafs, 9-1
Story by Narrative Science.
A five-goal first period deficit cost the Mass Maple Leafs Maple Leafs, which could not recover and fell to the New Hampshire Monarchs Monarchs, 9-1.
New Hampshire Monarchs was led by goalie Alex Devine, who finished with 27 saves while allowing one goal. Devine certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 1.34 entering the contest.
The Monarchs were sparked by Kyle LaJeunesse, who racked up one goal. LaJeunesse scored 4:26 into the first period to make the score 2-0 New Hampshire Monarchs. Christopher Zuccaro assisted on the tally.
New Hampshire Monarchs made Maple Leafs' goaltenders to work hard to keep the puck out of the net, ripping 46 shots and forcing 37 saves. Donald Hesse made 13 stops and Austin Miller made 24. The Monarchs put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Mass Maple Leafs to score on any of its five power plays. New Hampshire Monarchs found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Monarchs have scored at the pace of 6.7 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with two goals.
New Hampshire Monarchs also got points from Dylan Rothenberger, who also finished with one goal and one assist. New Hampshire Monarchs also had goals scored by Christopher Moquin, who had three and Paul Pirozzo, Andrew Pierce, and Ty Anderson, who scored one goal each. In addition, New Hampshire Monarchs received assists from Lukas Audycki, who had three, Brent Beaudoin, Matthew Holtshouser, and Olli Jansson, who each chipped in one, and Teddy McCarran and Taylor Vincent, who contributed two a piece.
The Maple Leafs could not produce up to they normal offensive output. Mass Maple Leafs puts an average of 3.3 pucks into the net per game. New Hampshire Monarchs was unable to stop the Maple Leafs from sending pucks towards the net, and Mass Maple Leafs eventually piled up 32 shots on goal.
The Monarchs incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. The Maple Leafs incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.