MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Brad Smyth registered a goal and an assist and Adam Hauser stopped 34 shots to lead the Manchester Monarchs to a 3-1 victory over the Portland Pirates Friday night.

With Manchester holding a precarious 2-1 lead, Konstantin Pushkarev broke in alone and beat Nathan Marsters to extend the lead to 3-1, cementing the Manchester win. Marsters stopped 26 shots for Portland in the loss.

Igor Pohanka snapped a shot from the slot past Hauser on the power play for the only tally of the period. The goal cut the Manchester lead to 2-1 after two periods of play.

Smyth batted a mid-air pass from Noah Clarke past Marsters for a power-play goal and a 1-0 Monarchs lead. Connor James tipped a Richard Seeley wrist shot into the upper region of the net, staking Manchester to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.