Division leaders, Fresno Monsters, finished off the Las Vegas Thunderbirds in two games at Gateway Ice Center. Monsters move to seven straight wins heading into the postseason. Though the Monsters took control of the season-series in the latter half of the season, Las Vegas' strong start to 2019-2020 gives them the edge at 5-4.
Fresno 5, S. Las Vegas 1
Fresno 7, Las Vegas 1
Narek Aleksanyan registered six-points in two games including four helpers on Saturday. Aleksanyan is the first Monsters to reach 100-points this season. Zackory Turpin, who also had four points on Satuday, finished the regular season with 92-points, second in scoring among the roster.
Fresno was able to take advantage of multiple goal leads and didn't falter once after starting on 4-0 leads both nights. Anton Svensson and Ty Woodard opened the scoring on Friday and Saturday respectively.
On the other hand, Joseph Terrana and Linus Lomander denied Sebastian Nilsson a shutout on both nights being the only goal getters for the T-Birds.