The Fresno Monsters return for game 2 of the series tonight at 5:05 p.m. PT at Sobe Ice Arena. Tune in on Black Dog Hockey and on Twitter for the action.
NOTES Deakan Fielder and Jackson Bauml made their return to Monsters hockey last night and proved to be an important step in the right direction. Zack Turpin scored two goals early into the first period giving the Monsters the lead going into the second.
The Thunderbirds would quickly answer back though to tie up the game before Jackson Bauml retook the lead with a slapshot from the boards.
In the end though, the Thunderbirds were able to pull off the win late in the third with a final score of 4-3.
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INTRODUCING JOHN ENGLISH As a special treat to fans for tonight's game, the Monsters will have a special guest tweeting the play by tweets on behalf of the Monsters for tonight's game - John English. John was recently named the Monsters new broadcaster earlier in August.
This is a great opportunity for fans to be introduced to John and have a chance to interact with him directly.
John English twitter: @jmenglish27
KEYS TO THE GAME Protecting the net: Fresno hasn't put together a strong enough defense as of yet in front of the net. Currently the Monsters have allowed a combined 14 goals to reach the back of the net in the last three games against Vegas.
Keeping the pace up: Fresno had a slow start to the beginning of the season but have since picked up the pace as displayed in last night's game. Fresno came out strong during the first period but as the middle of the third period approached they begun to show wear and tear allowing Vegas to score the game winning goal. Keeping the pace of play up during the third period will be a crucial element to seeing a Fresno victory.